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 City Reviews

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    The bluest beach I've ever seen! Awesome! Most local people are nice except for a few who were not so friendly.

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    Nice - pretty seaside city

    Nice is a good base for exploring the french riviera. It's waterfront makes for a pleasant walk. The old port and the old town are also worth visiting.

    Insider Tip:Get the train to Monaco or anhother resort on the riviera such as Cannes or Ventimiglia in Italy.

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    New Year's Eve

    The old city is very pretty and it was really organised well: ice skating ring, Ferris wheel.. What was disappointing is that there weren't any fireworks and not even a count down to midnight.

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    Nice, a beautiful city for life-lovers

    Nice is beautiful - that is the first thought that goes through my mind thinking about Nice. A pretty city with a beach with the bluest water and a green park on top of a hill - which gives a beautiful sight over beautiful Nice. If you love great food, a dip in the ocean or a stroll around the city getting amazed by churches, government buildings or just houses - you will love Nice. I'm coming back.

    Insider Tip:It's not an insider tip, but a recommendation - you have to climb the stairs to the park on top of the hill. The park is relaxing but the view is breathtaking (so are the stairs!)

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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.

    Insider Tip:none

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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