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Nice, on the magnificent French Riviera, has something for everyone, as you’ll discover when you book your flight to Nice and explore its many facets.
The city’s long and eventful history goes back to Roman times, and now holidaymakers enjoy its ancient ruins, fine museums and spectacular views from the famous Promenade des Anglais. Fly to Nice with Qatar Airways and enjoy a culturally enriching vacation in spectacular surroundings.
Nice’s deep blue sea, diverse shopping opportunities and legendary dining establishments are justly famous, but make sure some of these top attractions are on your must-see list when you make your trip to Nice.
The sweeping Promenade des Anglais really epitomises the city and has become an iconic spot on the French Riviera.
It’s lined with upmarket restaurants and is always bustling. The Cours Saleya Flower Market is another of the city’s big attractions, lined again with chic cafés, souvenir shops, and bursting with brilliant colours of the blooms on sale.
The artist Henri Matisse was inspired by the city’s rich palette of colours, and the Matisse Museum houses many of his most famous works. The Old Town of Nice is just along the road from the museum, with its narrow and atmospheric alleyways packed with small shops selling everything from household items to gourmet gifts and trendy clothing.
Don’t miss Le Chateau for its great views across the sea and city, or the Russian Cathedral with its spectacular ‘onion’ towers.
On your trip to Nice, you should certainly pay a visit to the Roman ruins and Nice Archaeology Museum for an insight into the city’s long and eventful history. The bath houses and amphitheatre are particularly impressive.
Nice Port is usually overlooked when looking for things to do here, but it’s a great spot for relaxing with a coffee and cake while watching the ferries depart for Corsica. You’ll find the port just around the corner from the Quai des Etats Unis and Old Nice.
Nice is France’s most cosmopolitan city and you can find just about every variety of dining experience here. From fusion to brasserie and high haute cuisine to on-trend molecular, it’s all at your fingertips in numerous small eateries and top-end restaurants alike.
In addition, Nice has its own specialist dishes, peculiar to the Cote d’Azur, such as petits farcis, which is stuffed vegetables, and Poutine, a dish of tiny fried fish served in an omelette and served with salad or fritters.
If you’re travelling to Nice for shopping, the city’s main hub of activity is the Rue de France Pedestrian Zone, or ‘zone pietonne’, where you’ll find the best selection of souvenirs. This area is also home to a variety of street entertainers who keep you amused while you take a leisurely browse through the stalls and shops.
If you’re after antiques, head for the Rue Catherine Segurane, which attracts antiques fans from across Europe and where you’ll find many great bargains, but be prepared to haggle.The Old Town is also packed with a brilliant range of touristy and trendy shops as well as boutique outlets, and it’s a wonderful place to stroll and shop in the balmy afternoons.
Top fashion items can be found along the exclusive Carre d’Or, Rue Paradis and Avenue de Suede.
The perfect places for cakes, chocolates and other delights, is the Rue Francois de Paule, where some of the shops have been producing confectionary since 1820.
Flights to Nice land at Nice Airport, 6km southwest of the city. The simplest way to get into the centre is to take express buses 98 or 99 from terminals 1 or 2, which will take you along scenic routes.
Visa restrictions for entry into the country will depend on your country of origin, length of stay and whether your trip is for business or pleasure. Click here for visa and passport requirements.
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Voltage: 230 V 50 Hz
Plugs: Type E
International dialing code: +33