5 sights to see during your holiday in Nice

5 sights to see during your holiday in Nice

Published on in Leisure ideas / Tourism

Spending your holiday in Nice is a guarantee of making wonderful new discoveries each day. The capital of the French Riviera is brimming with historic monuments, impressive views and hidden treasures. See the Best Western Hotel New York Nice's selection of 5 sites not to be missed during your stay in Nice. Succumb to the charm of the "Bella Nissa" and everything it has to offer!

 

Place Masséna

 Place Masséna Nice - Credit: Summer Hotel Group
Place Masséna Nice - Credit: Summer Hotel Group
 

Place Masséna is a 5-minute walk away from the Best Western Hotel New York Nice. It is the ideal place to start off your visit to Nice. This is the city's main square and the scene of some of its top events, including the Nice Carnival, the Christmas market and the Fête de la Musique. North of the square is the wide Avenue Jean Médecin, to the west is the Albert 1 Garden, to the south, the Fountain of the Sun with Apollo gazing down on the passers-by, and, to the east, the Promenade du Paillon with its reflecting pool.

During the day, you can admire the square's wonderful chequerboard pattern and the colourful façades all around it. At night, the Buddhas are lit up in varied colours at the top of their poles.

 

Vieux Nice

 Old Nice - Credit: Summer Hotel Group
Old Nice - Credit: Summer Hotel Group
 

Vieux-Nice is the famous historic district of Nice, with colourful little streets, beautiful churches and small squares. From Tuesday to Sunday, Cours Saleya hosts the famous flower market, a festival of colours and fragrances. In summer, Vieux-Nice is the ideal spot to cool down with its little streets lined with shops and grocery stores, the perfect place to buy some great souvenirs during your stay on the French Riviera.

In the evening, Vieux-Nice is a dynamic district with plenty of restaurants, bars and night clubs. 

 

Promenade des Anglais

 The Promenade des Anglais Nice - Credit: Summer Hotel Group
The Promenade des Anglais Nice - Credit: Summer Hotel Group

 

The Best Western Hotel New York Nice is not far from the Promenade des Anglais, the ideal place for a picnic with your family or friends. This is an essential landmark in Nice for visitors and localsThe Promenade des Anglais runs from the Quai des États-Unis to Nice Côte d’Azur Airport along a total of 7 kilometres. In summer or winter, you can walk or cycle alongside the pebble beaches, with a safe cycling lane all the way.

Take the time to look out on the Mediterranean from one of the legendary blue chairs in the shade of the palm trees, and listen to the waves rolling over the pebbles.

 

Castle Hill

View from the Castle Hill Nice - Credit: Summer Hotel Group
View from the Castle Hill Nice - Credit: Summer Hotel Group

 

After following the Promenade des Anglais, continue along the Quai des Etats-Unis and you will arrive at the bottom of Castle Hill (Colline du Château). You can get to the Castle Hill park on foot by the steps or the lift. Enjoy a walk with your family in this green labyrinth, take advantage of the coolness of the waterfall and savour the view from the citadel.

Don't forget your camera so you can capture the incredible view over the port on one side and the Baie des Anges on the other. This is your chance to immortalise a magnificent sunrise and/or sunset.

 

The Best Western Hotel New York Nice

 Facade Best Western Hotel New York Nice
Facade Best Western Hotel New York Nice

 

Stay at the Best Western Hotel New York Nice with your loved one, your family or friends and make the most of an ideal location right at the centre of Nice. The hotel is on Avenue Jean-Médecin, giving easily access to the most famous sights in the city on foot, by tram or by bike. Enjoy all the comfort of the sound-proofed, air-conditioned rooms. Treat yourself to a good night's rest with our new, top-of-the-range luxury bedding and take advantage of the wide range of services on offer at the reception of our 3-star hotel, open 24 hours a day: private car park, private beach, seminar rooms, free wifi, lounge bar, baggage service, laundry service, etc.

This historic hotel is the ideal place to relax during your holiday on the French Riviera!

 

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