Unofficial capital of the Côte d’Azur region in the southeast of France, Nice is also the ‘grande dame’ of the French Riviera. It offers opulence, year-round sunshine, and a timeless appeal. In fact, Nice is sun, fun, art, and every visitor experience rolled into one city, whether you’re after a spot of shopping, a beach hit or some city culture. What’s more, Le Montourey, Siblu holiday park in Fréjus is a short drive from this wonderful town. Must be time to explore…
Go for a walk/ride/skate
A less well known hike
Time for a snack
An artists haven
There are miles and miles of beaches along the famous Promenade des Anglais, however if you are looking for something sandier, it's best to head out of Nice and towards the neighbouring Villefrance sur Mer. Another alternative is to continue past Villefranche towards Beaulieu sur Mer and its magnificent Plage de la Petite Afrique. In the other direction, sandy beaches start around Cannes, with Cannes, Fréjus and Agay all great places to stop off for a day.
For the artists
Nice is an art lover’s paradise, and in France its museums and galleries rival only Paris. As a starting point, visit Musée Matisse, a joyful collection of paintings Matisse bequeathed to the town, Musée Chagall, and the Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, which includes works by Andy Warhol. The town is also architecturally rich, from Belle Epoque mansions to Italian Baroque at Cathédrale Ste-Réparate.
Just behind Promenade des Anglais, Cours Saleya is a well-known and much-loved flower market that bustles with Niçois atmosphere. There are also food stalls, and a flea market on Mondays. From here, you can then discover Vieux Nice: lose yourself in the maze of cool, narrow streets and marvel at the many delis, boutiques and cafes. You need not go hungry in Nice as you will find the local restaurants and bistros serving the very best of French produce and cuisine: heady herbs, lip-smacking olives and specialties such as Salade Niçoise, daube provençal (hearty beef stew) and farcis (stuffed peppers, courgettes, onions or tomatoes), all washed down with a cool Rosé. To complete your visit to Nice, fill up on ‘socca’, a local crêpe-come-pizza street-food specialty made from chickpea flour followed by a gelato in one of the ice cream parlours found all over the city.
Distance/driving time from Le Montourey