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.
La Station's latest exhibition (running until mid-February), Un Nouveau Départ en Quelque Sorte, features a multitude of up-and-coming artists who share the open space with their silk-screens, paintings, photography, installations and sculptures (Halle Sud du Chantier Sang Neuf, 89 Route de Turin, lastation.org).
The Russian Orthodox Cathedral is one of Nice's most prominent landmarks. Its red-brick façade and onion-like towers were opened by Tsar Nicolas II to serve the large Russian community that had settled in Nice by the end of the 19th century. Its impressive interior contains a large amount of decorative items of historical value, transported from Russia during the troubled times of the Russian Civil War (Avenue Nicolas II, 06000).
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.
Escape the madding crowds for some quiet time in the medieval village of Eze. The village is rich in history and if old ruins are your thing, you'll love exploring the Jardin Exotique, which offers breathtaking views 675m above the Mediterranean (see Chateau Eza above).