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Destination of the month

Welcome to Nice

With year-round sunshine, a cosmopolitan Riviera vibe, vibrant street-life and a stunning seaside location, Nice, the capital of the Cote d’Azur in the French Riviera is sure to delight, whatever the season.

Flights to Nice from Cork Airport

Things to do here

With the Mediterranean lapping at its shores Nice enjoys a prime position in the Cote d’Azure and despite being France’s fifth-largest city, it’s small enough to feel at home in in just a few days. See the work of Henri Matisse, honoured at the Musee Matisse on the hilltop where the artist once lived. People-watch along the Promenade des Anglais at the heart of the action. Dine on local Nicois dishes washed down with some excellent ‘vin de Bellet’; Nice’s house wine, produced on the hills directly behind the city. 



To Eat

  1. Peixes - A friendly bistro with a Medditeranean vibe and some of the best seafood in Nice. Try the ceviche, octopus carpaccio or lobster ravioli. The banana crème brulle is legendary. 
  2. Café Marche - A coffee shop serving high-quality organic produce sourced from the local market. Try the squash and zucchini gratin with red rice and parmesan and a chocolate fondant to finish. Sunday brunch is legendary with scrambled eggs, club sandwiches, fromage frais and brioche on the menu. 

To Stay

  1. Villa Bougainville - A grand 1900s villa close to the train station, this is a great-value boutique hotel. 
  2. Hotel Negresco - A glamorous palatial hotel in a National Historic Building overlooking the bay. Rooms come in a range of styles with period furniture and rich fabrics, with all the amenities of a five-star hotel. 

Promenade del Anglais Outdoor Fun

Wander along the most famous stretch of seafront in Nice which runs along the Baie de anges with a dedicated lane for cyclists and skaters. Soak up the sights of the Mediterranean Sea, and people watch at one the many bars and restaurants along the way.



Colline du Chateau Outdoor Fun

Climb the winding staircase (or cheat and take the free lift) up to this wooded outcrop for stunning views of the Old Town, the port and the Provencal hills. Cool down in the shade of the trees on a hot day and there’s a waterfall too.

Marche Aux Fleurs Cours Saleya Market

An incredible flower market in the Old Town dating back to 1897. The impressive floral display is a must see and there’s fruit, vegetables and street food too. If you’re travelling there’s plenty to take home, dried herbs and spices, tapenades and teas. Munch on the fresh breads and pastries on offer while you wander.



Musee d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain Museum

Artwork from the 1950s to the present, including pieces by Andy Warhol. There’s lots to see across the three floors of the museum; the highlight being the rooftop exhibition space, with spectacular views of the town offering the perfect backdrop to the art.