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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Getting to know Montmartre

In this podcast Hostelworld.com's Colm Hanratty travels to Montmartre, one of Paris' best-known neighbourhoods, to speak to Frederique Maitrehenry of Musée de Montmartre to find out what makes it so unique.

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How to save money in Paris

How to save money buying tickets for public transport, when the main museums in Paris are free and more.

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Nice Pocket Guide

Nice Pocket Guide

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Nice City Reviews

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    Cobblestone streets and historic architecture

    I loved the narrow cobblestone streets of Old Nice. I also liked the Cours Selaya daily markets and its historic architecture and botique shopping places.

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    Fantastic weather, beautiful city. Beach is just pebbles but the sunset is once in a lifetime beautiful.

    Insider Tip:Nighttime is especially pretty in Nice.

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    Very Beautiful city!!

    Nice on summer is wonderful... I loved the beach... different for me.. the rocks... i want to go back with more time... and money

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    Nice, the pearl of France indeed

    Nice came recommended by friends and now I know why! We stayed near Place Massena/Galaries Lafayette which was a terrific location for the beach, shopping and restaurants as well as to travel from Nice Rail Station. The weather was beautiful (2nd week in Sept); the people were friendly and helpful; the art and culture were amazing; the day and evening markets were charming; the restaurants were in abundance - from Macdonalds and Subway to all types of cuisine! The atmosphere was relaxing and night life fel

    Insider Tip:We visited Monaco Monte Carlo where the pace felt faster and casinos were buzzing - wasn't for us but some really like it - was 25 minute train ride from Nice Station for under 8 euros return. We loved the open tour bus for 22 euros a day to see all the sights in Nice and listen to the history on ear phones. We loved the Chagall museum, roman ruins, notre dame cathedral, and monastry amongst others. The beach was beautiful and fortunately we had water/aqua shoes which is a must for the pebble beach! The

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    Gargantuan wide and narrow places

    Beautiful city at the Blue Coast. Small alleys characterises the old city center, with its markets and local food restaurants (mix btw Italian and French). This is a very hilly region and you might want to be ready for a little climbing up...A very big square starts new downtown, full of boutiques and brasseries. Along the promenade there is road for bikes, runners and walkers that allows for a beautiful vie on the sea. The beach is free and rocky, no sand.

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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