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).
La Verrerie de Biot (Chemin de Combes, Biot) is open every day from 9.30am. It has been crafting layered bubble-blown glass for over 50 years. Visit its workshops and watch the master glassblowers transforming glass into unique incandescent pieces of art (Chemin des Combes, verreriebiot.com).
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.
Mougins, once a favorite with Picasso, Picabia and Cocteau, has today become a mini-metropolis boasting art galleries, artists' studios, restaurants and even a museum of classical art displaying unique private collections. mougins.fr