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.
In the heart of the Old Town, Aux Parfums de Grasse is an ambassador for nearby Grasse's flourishing perfume industry. Sniff out your favourite fragrances and have them transformed by a local craftsman "sur place" into unique perfumes (10 Rue Saint Gaetan). Then head to the tourism office (Place de la Buanderie) to pick up a free map and discover the Medieval City by following the brass emblems in the street.
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).
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.
The medieval village of Eze provides a place to unwind in historic natural surroundings, 675m above the Mediterranean Sea. The village is rich in history and if old ruins are your thing, you'll love exploring the Jardin Exotique in the remains of a fortress. Heading down through the old village, you'll find Château Eza (Rue de la Pise, tel: 04 9341 1224), which is an idyllic retreat for a meal or drink and well worth splashing out on if just for the magnificent panoramic views. Eze also offers great shopping: pop into the perfume "laboratory" Fragonard and sample its signature perfumes, soaps, lotions and cosmetics. The No.112 bus leaves from Nice's Gare Routiere every 20 minutes.