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Nice Travel Guide
Nice is one of the underappreciated cities along the southern French coast. This sultry paradise is a real city – a long stretch of sandy beach, year-round good weather, gritty creative neighbourhoods and a sprinkling of old-world opulence. Those who can’t make up their mind whether they are Francophile or Italophilia find the perfect combination of both countries in this beachfront paradise. Amble down the elegant boulevards, kick back on the sand, catch a glimpse of the famous melting sunset or dive into Nice’s culinary gems. Plus, there’s a long stretch of balmy coastline that’s just waiting to be explored in your Nice car rental.
Dining in Nice
Nice’s culinary prowess is immediately obvious when you arrive. This is a city of foodies. Its proximity to the sea and the mountains blended with some of the best weather on the continent has inspired generations of chefs. Park up your car rental in Nice and make a dash for one of the waterfront bistros for seafood done right. Alternatively, look out for some of the Nice classics like pissaladière, caramelised onion tarts or socca, chickpea pancakes. Oh, and you simply can’t leave without having at least one plate of salad niçoise best accompanied by cold white wine and the cooling sea breeze.
Attractions in Nice
If you can drag yourself away from the beach, there are plenty of things to keep you busy. It would be simply impossible to list everything there is to do, but highlights include the 1st-century Roman Amphitheatre which overlooks the ocean and the Promenade des Anglais, one of the country’s most famous boulevards. Then there are the museums. Culture vultures are well catered for at the Archaeological Museum, the Musee Matisse and the Musee Marc Chagall. Alternatively, pack up a picnic on a summer’s day and drive up to Castle Hill in your Nice car rental.
Nice driving routes
If you’ve scored a hire car in Nice, there are plenty of things to do outside the city. You could take a side trip to one of the celeb-packed coastal cities like Cannes or Antibes. Or you could drive on down the coast to Monaco where you can pretend to be James Bond for the day while you have a flutter at the casinos and sip on cocktails. Alternatively, you make a dash for the Parc naturel régional des Préalpes d'Azur, a spectacular park made up of forests, foothills and gorges linked together by winding hiking trails.
Nice car rental
So, you’re sold on a car hire in Nice. The best place to pick up your car is at the international airport. Once you’ve grabbed your keys, you could be at your waterfront hotel in just over 15 minutes. It’s worth trying to book a hotel with free spots for your car as finding parking in the city can be tough. It doesn’t matter if you’re coming to Nice on a romantic little break or you’re bringing the whole family on a French getaway along the southern coast, you’ll always find a vehicle which fits the bill.