City Guide Nice, France

Visiting Nice

Nice is trendy, cosmopolitan, chic and full of money. As it is situated beside the sea you can just picture the type of people who stay here. You've got it – flash and with cash. Now, backpackers aren’t known for frequenting the world’s most exclusive resorts, but with the right clothes and attitude, nobody will know you’re a budget traveller!

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Nice City Reviews

  • 60%


    Nice, France

    Nice is a fun city with plenty to do and see. The water is amazing and has the best colors of blue. Although, true to French stereotypes the city and beach is littered with trash.

    Insider Tip:Spend 2 days max.

  • 60%


    Nice adventure

    Nice was a great city, old town was filled with lots of little shops! It was hot and sunny and perfect for the beach, people were very friendly.

  • 70%


    Great place to relax for a few days

    See title -- there's not tons to do here but if you've been traveling for a while or just want a place to relax and enjoy the beach, this is it. You can also take some day trips to Cannes, Monaco, Monte Carlo, etc. I didn't do these things as I just wanted to relax in Nice but I heard that they were worth checking out but really just full of rich people. Nice is an expensive city so probably wouldn't stay that long.

    Insider Tip:Check out the castle!

  • 40%


    Beach holiday only

    Good place if youre only interested in the beach (rocks) and eating italian food (with slow service).

    Insider Tip:Couple days tops.

  • 80%


    My favourote city

    Nice never fails, from the beautiful clear blue sea to the markets and of course the weather. I've been here a number of Times and love walking around the French streets and such easy access to Italy and beyond.

    Insider Tip:Walk up to the chateaux at sunset, great view. Get the quick trains to Monaco and Italy. (San remo) is a must. The market starts at 6pm until midnight which has some unique buys. You may come by some rude French people...this is normal!

France: Itinerary

Nice conjures up images of casinos, beaches and beautiful people. This image is pretty much right. While Monaco may be better known for its more outlandish casinos, there are still quite a few in France’s fifth largest city. It attracts sun worshippers like honey attracts bees. But Nice isn’t as glamorous as Cannes so as a backpacker you won’t feel to out of your depth here.

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