Quick Guide to Nice
Nice sits on the French Mediterranean coast and it's undoubtedly one of the best-known and oldest tourist destinations on the Cote d'Azur. It's long been associated with glamour and celebrities, partly thanks to its close proximity to Cannes and Monte Carlo, but it's also a great place for a cheap break with plenty of delicious food that's kind to your wallet.
Since low-cost airlines started offering Nice breaks for less, this seaside resort has only increased in popularity and 2013 and 2014 aren't likely to see this change. Summer is of course the peak travel time, with hot weather and a warm sea, but you can visit throughout the year and take advantage of the other attractions as well.
It's also a popular destination for Mediterranean cruises, where ships dock in Villefranche, the next bay along the coast.