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.
With sales flourishing this month, rue Paradis is a haven for those in search of a cut-price Chanel or Armani. Nice Etoile shopping centre (Ave Jean Medecin) offers all the mainstream names or stay on the avenue for a myriad of shopping where you'll be hard put not to find a bargain.
Born in Nice, artist Emmanuel Régent presents the last of four parts of an exhibition cycle at the contemporary art museum. This cycle, entitled "Sortir de son lit en parlant d'une rivière", reveals the artist's different techniques and is on show until 27 January (mamac-nice.org).
Standing next to the shady arcades of Place Ile Beauté is the church of Notre-Dame du Port. This fine neoclassical building with its elegant columns was constructed between 1840 and 1853 and is topped by a statue of the Virgin Mary.
Cruise over to Île Sainte Marguerite, the largest of the Lérins Islands, which lie just off the coast of Cannes. Boats leave each day at 9am and return by 7pm (from the Vieux Port in either Nice or Cannes), and the short sail along the coast makes for a refreshing day out. The island is perfect for relaxing or watersports. www.trans-cote-azur.com