Grand hotels established for European plutocrats and aristocracy in the 19th century to boutique properties, modest pensions, and no-frills chain hotels are all available in Nice.
Nice, the Cote d’Azur’s hub and heart, spreads along the curving Baie des Anges, with views of the Mediterranean to the south.
The Alpes-Maritimes are seen on the horizon to the north. These high hills are frequently snow-capped in the spring and early summer, while mimosas bloom in the bright sun in Nice.
Vieille Ville, Nice’s oldest area, is a maze of narrow lanes dotted with mellow pink and ochre-painted homes. Yachts now outnumber fishing boats in the port of Port Lympia. The streets beyond the dock slowly slope up to steep Cimiez.
In Nice’s restaurants, you’ll find all of the Mediterranean flavours.
Pissaladière, Nice’s variation on pizza, and salade Nicoise, the city’s hallmark dish, feature salty anchovies.
There are considerable Italian influences, with foods like ravioli and porchetta (whole roast pig pieces) appearing on many menus.
Rouget (red mullet) fillets can be grilled or fried. Tapenade, a dip made with local olives, is a must-have.
On a gastronomic walking and tasting tour with A Taste of Nice, you may enjoy all of these delights and more. Dining outside at one of the restaurants packed around Cours Saleya on a nice evening is one of Nice’s great pleasures.