Cheap flights to Nice
So you want to holiday with the jet set, sip coffees in superyacht filled marinas and party the night away in an elegant beach bar? Then there can only be one word – Nice! If you’re after a bit of glitz and glamour then the seaside city-cum-resort of Nice in the south of France should do the trick. Pulling in the crowds for centuries with a dizzying array of sun, sea and style, Nice is the capital of the Côte d’Azure, one of the most glamorous holiday destinations in the whole of Europe. Walk the red carpet in Cannes, drool over the superyachts in Antibes or join the celeb set in St Tropez, whatever you choose to do, holidays to Nice and the Côte d’Azure are action packed with elegance.
Enjoy a mooch around the Cours Saleya's evening craft market. Every evening local artisans selling jewellery, pottery and paintings line the alleys between the pavement eateries and bars until midnight. nicetourisme.com/pro-the-markets
Since its opening in 1963, The Matisse Museum has been welcoming visitors to its collection of works left by the artist (and his heirs) to the city of Nice, where he lived from 1918 until 1954 (164 Avenue des Arènes de Cimiez, musee-matisse-nice.org).
Fort du Mont Alban is a fine example of 16th-century architecture. Built by the military, it stands strategically at 220m above sea level and offers a striking 360° panorama of Nice and surrounding villages including Cap Ferrat and Villefranche.
Avoid the crowded coastal roads and jump aboard a boat to St Tropez. Leaving daily at 9am and returning by 7pm, the 90-minute sail along the coast makes a refreshing day out. Once in the tiny port town of St Tropez, join the jet set on one of the chic terraces for lunch before visiting La Citadelle, a stone's throw away. trans-cote-azur.com