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, join the celeb set in St Tropez or celeb spot at Paloma beach, whatever you choose to do, holidays to Nice and the Côte d’Azure are action packed with elegance.
Do an organic wine tasting and learn about how it's made, how to read the label, and how to choose wines you'll like. The tour includes 6 wines and olive bread and is a perfect pre-dinner activity. It's also in English, which is handy. For more info: winetastinginnice.com .
The "Salon Bâtir" (Construction Show) from 4-13 March covers architecture, house-building trends pus all the latest in acoustic and thermal insulation, heating, doors and windows, floor-coverings, fireplaces and even staircases. All info at the Tourist Office.
The French Riviera Marathon starts at 8am on the Promenade des Anglais in Nice and ends 42 kms later in Cannes, making it one of the most glamorous races in Europe. Cheer them on, or even take part yourself! Site: www.marathon06.com
A visit to the Musee International d'Art Naif Anatole-Jakovsky is a terrific day out. The Naïve artworks on show are colourful, amusing and entertaining, especially the sculptures in the garden. For more information visit nice.fr/fr/culture/musees-et-galeries/musee-d-art-naif.
Go to the Prom Party on 14 July. It's one of the best Bastille Day celebrations in France, taking place all along the Promenade des Anglais, with music, street entertainers, concerts, dancing and fireworks.
See how the other half lived at Palace Lascaris - the restored home of the wealthy Lascaris family. It contains an amazing collection of antique harpsichords and guitars as well as furniture and furnishings. http://www.nice.fr/fr/culture/musees-et-galeries/palais-lascaris-le-palais
Beautiful Antibes is just a short train ride from Nice and offers a fabulous daily market, a Picasso museum, a great walk on the ramparts, and an old town packed with bars and cafes.
Escape to Monaco by train (13 minutes) and buy a day ticket for the buses so you can enjoy the Oceanographic museum, the palace, the beach, the Japanese garden, the harbour, Monte Carlo casino and more.