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Journey to Nice

France’s enchanting second city promises beach-life, history, entertainment and culture in abundance

Nice, France's fifth most populous city also happens to be one of the country's most popular and cosmopolitan holiday destinations. Nice's famous beaches, shingle rather than sand, may not be to every holidaymaker's taste but near-continuous Mediterranean sunshine, a naturally beautiful location on the French Riviera, an historic 'old town' that is fascinating to explore and an abundance of enjoyable sights, attractions and landmarks provide more than adequate compensation.

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The Italian Riviera

Immerse yourself in the fabulous towns and villages overlooking the Mediterranean on the enchanting Italian Riviera, a region of truly breathtaking natural beauty.

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9 days from £1,299 pp

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French Riviera & Rhône Cruise

Discover the immaculate and enchanting charm of Nice and the French Riviera on this dazzling tour before continuing to Lyon for an exquisite 7-night cruise, uncovering the majesty of the Rhône River. This tour is operated by our sister company Great Rail Journeys.

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11 days from £2,495 pp

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The French Riviera

Explore the famous sights of Nice with visits to some of the French Riviera's most picturesque resorts, such as Antibes and Cannes before unearthing hidden Villefranche-sur-Mer and the iconic principality of Monaco.

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7 days from £849 pp

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Nice Carnival & The French Riviera

Discover the decorated floats, fancy dress, and many musicians and dancers of Nice Carnival. Enjoy a fantastic view of this colourful procession during a break to the glamorous French Riviera.

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6 days from £899 pp

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Christmas in Nice

Celebrate Christmas in Nice, one of the prettiest destinations on the French Riviera, exploring its historic architecture as well as discovering the Christmas traditions of its lesser-known neighbour, Lucéram. Immerse yourself in the beauty of the Mediterranean, seeing some of its most appealing cities, and the idyllic French fishing villages along the riviera.

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7 days from £1,099 pp

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The French Riviera Fly:Rail

Explore the famous sights of Nice with visits to some of the French Riviera's most picturesque resorts, such as Antibes and Cannes before unearthing hidden Villefranche-sur-Mer and the iconic principality of Monaco.

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An important trading port since the time of the ancient Greeks, Nice fell under Italian control during the Middle Ages, but disputes in the following centuries saw ownership of the city alternate between Italy, the Alpine royal territory of Savoy, and France with the latter finally gained permanent ownership of Nice in 1860.

The advent of modern transportation, including the arrival of the railway, in the twentieth century saw the rise of tourism in Nice as visitors arrived to enjoy the city's Mediterranean climate, picturesque setting and an urban regeneration that brought new hotels and recreational facilities. Today, Nice is the second most popular French city after Paris, delighting visitors with its historic squares and buildings, a beautiful seafront promenade and a cultural feast of museums, galleries and ancient churches along with the many other attractions and entertainments expected of a modern city-resort.



Vieux Nice

Simultaneously relaxed and atmospheric, Nice's 'old quarter' is a jumble of alleyways that wind between dwellings and other buildings which date from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Quaint independent shops, delicatessens and traditional bars and restaurants dot these ancient streets, whilst the central square hosts regular markets selling flowers and fresh local produce.

Parc du Château

On a hill overlooking the city, the Parc du Château (Castle Park) can be reached by climbing a long flight of stone steps or by taking the Château Lift at the hill's foot. Although little remains of the sixteenth-century castle, the park offers fresh air and unparalleled panoramic views of Nice and its coastline.

Promenade du Paillon

Providing an aesthetically pleasing link between the historic and modern neighbourhoods of Nice, this brand-new promenade follows the route of the city's underground river - the Paillon - and is a beautiful and relaxing green space featuring lawns, trees, sculptures and spectacular fountains.

Musee Matisse

On a rise to the north of central Nice and situated beside a picturesque park, the Musee Matisse houses a collection of artworks bequeathed to the city by the celebrated French artist Henri Matisse with exhibits including paintings, sculptures, drawings, engravings and illustrated books. The museum also hosts temporary exhibitions by other artists.

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