Beach Vacation in Nice



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Nice is the perfect place to visit for travelers who want all the luxury of French Riviera beaches but don't want the snootiness and extravagance of some of the neighboring cities like St. Tropez or Cannes. Don't worry - the sun shines just as brightly, and the beaches are just as inviting.

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Day 1 - Nice


Begin your vacation with a walk along the Promenade des Anglais, which wanders all the way down Nice's beachfront. You can figure out which public beaches look most inviting, and admire (or envy) the private beaches along the walkway. One private beach that you can visit and lounge on is Bambou, right off the Promenade. If you feel like seeing any of the city's sights during the day, particularly notable are the Chateau de l'Anglais, a decadent pink castle surrounded by beautiful villas on Mont Boron, and Place Rossetti, a square that is home to the Cathedrale Sainte Reparate and the best ice cream shop in town. You can also take a walk out to the lighthouse, where you can get some great views of the port, and there's beaches along the way that are perfect for a dip. If you feel like seeing some of the boats up close, take a stroll to the Port of Nice to check out the ferries and other boats there.

The Hotel La Perouse is right along the sea, and therefore has spectacular ocean views. If you request a room on the top floor, you get views of both the sea and the promenade from your terrace and windows. With great service, a lovely restaurant and swimming pool, and just a short walk away from the Old City, this is a great base for your beach vacation. For dinner, try Chez Acchiardo, a small and unpretentious place to get some French cooking that is simple and delicious.


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Hôtel La Pérouse

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Location:

11 Quai Rauba Capeu
06300 Nice, FR

Contact:

tel: +33 4 9362 3463
fax: +33 4 9362 5941


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Promenade côtière

Location:

Quai Lunel
Port de Nice
6300 Nice, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 9200 4230


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Bambou

Location:

165 Promenade des Anglais
6000 Nice, France


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Château de l'Anglais

Location:

29 Avenue Jean-Lorrain
176, boulevard Carnot
6300 Nice, France


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Place Rossetti

Location:

Place Rosetti
(Rue Rosetti et Rue Centrale)
6300 Nice, France

Contact:

tel: +33 8 9270 7407(Tourist Information)
fax: +33 4 9214 4649(Tourist Information)


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Phare et digue

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Location:

Port de Nice
6300 Nice, France

Contact:

tel: +33 8 9270 7407(Tourist Information)
fax: +33 4 9214 4649(Tourist Information)


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Port of Nice

Location:

Quai Amiral-Infernet
6300 Nice, France

Contact:

fax: +33 4 9214 4649 (Tourism Board)


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Chez Acchiardo

Location:

38 Rue Droite
6300 Nice, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 93 85 51 16


Day 2 - Nice


You should definitely take a day trip to St. Tropez if you aren't planning on spending other time there, as it is a pleasure to experience the sumptuous lifestyle it is known for, as well as for its miles of beautiful beaches, of course. There are plenty of water activities to engage in, but it is also worth it to take a walk around town to see some of the sights, and definitely stop by the port if you're interested in boating, especially if a regatta is in full swing. There are plenty of good places to eat around St. Tropez, such as Grenadine or La Nouvelle Boheme, or head back to Nice for dinner at Don Camillo, a restaurant that's contemporary in feel, and serves exceptional traditional French fare with a modern twist.


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St Tropez Small Group Day Trip

Location:

Nice, France


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Don Camillo Creations

Location:

5 Rue des Ponchettes
06300 Nice, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 9385 6795


Day 3 - Nice, Cap d'Ail, Peille


Spend the day at Neptune, which is a lovely beach for just sunning or for engaging in all sorts of on- and underwater activities. If you feel like exploring some of the areas outside the city, Sentier de Cap d'Ail is a nice place for a long walk along the water to see some of the properties and natural landscapes beyond the city's borders, although you can't do much swimming along here. Nearby is Peille, which you should visit if you're interested in seeing a smaller town that is frequented by tourists but has largely remained preserved since before tourism hit the area, with buildings and landmarks dating back centuries. Another activity you shouldn't miss while in Nice is diving, which is easiest with a operation like Le Poseidon, a Gold Palm Resort that takes out diving and snorkeling adventure tours off of Nice to see some of the surprisingly diverse flora and fauna that flourish in the Mediterreanean. Finish off your trip with dinner at Le Chantecler, one of the best restaurants in the entire area, decorated in luxurious French style and featuring creative and completely delicious local cuisine. Definitely save room for dessert, as it may be one of the best you've ever had.


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Neptune

Location:

Promenade des Anglais
6000 Nice, France


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Sentier de Cap d'Ail

Location:

Sentier du Littoral
06320 Cap d'Ail,

Contact:

tel: +33 4 9378 0233(Tourist Information)


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Peille

Location:

Peille
06440 Peille,

Contact:

tel: +33 4 9391 9068


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Poséidon (Le)

Location:

Quai Lunel
06300 Nice, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 9200 4386
fax: +33 4 9200 4386


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Chantecler (Le)

Location:

37 Promenade des Anglais
(Hôtel Négresco)
6000 Nice, France

Contact:

tel: +33 4 9316 6400


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