Have breakfast on a sun-drenched terrace, wander around a flower market before taking a paddle in the water... Nice offers the opportunity to let go. For an experience of the good life, les Collectionneurs offers a selection of charming hotels and restaurants to perfect a stay in Nice.
Though excellently served by the airport of Nice-Côte d'Azur, the Maritime Alps are also accessible by rail from Paris, Lyon, Marseille and Cannes. Profoundly linked to the Mediterranean, the local Nice culture is particularly noticeable in the lively quarter of Old Nice, the historic centre of the town where an enjoyable wander around the maze of cobbled streets provides a winding tour of colourful buildings typical of the South of France. A stroll will take the traveller to the cathedral of Sainte-Réparate on Place Rossetti, to the opera and the unmissable esplanade of the Cours Saleya. The old town is bordered to the East by the hill on which the chateau is perched. The fortified structure destroyed under Louis XIV has been replaced with the Bellanda tower which offers a breathtaking panorama. Below, the marina bustles with small boats including the ferry to Corsica.
The famous Promenade des Anglais stretches along from the point of Rauba-Capeau. This legendary 7 kilometre long avenue runs alongside the coast to the West from Les Ponchettes beach, passing mythical buildings such as the Negresco, the Furtado-Heine villa and the Masséna museum, the jewel of the Belle Époque, nestled in luxurious grounds. A pleasant walk starts in the Albert I Gardens going up to the Modern and Contemporary Art museum. An artistic Mecca, Nice has always attracted writers and painters who have left their mark. Curious minds can stop off at the March Chagall Museum or the Matisse Museum in the Villa des Arènes, a 17th Century Genoese villa in the Cimiez district.
Travellers have access to a great selection of establishments offered by les Collectionneurs, whether they have in mind a romantic stay, a jaunt with friends or a family holiday on the Côte d'Azur. These charming hotels offer top quality personalised service in a friendly setting to guarantee their guests' optimal wellness during their stay. Tastefully and authentically decorated, the spacious and comfortable rooms and suites are equipped with top quality bedding. All modern comforts are available with WiFi connection and flat-screen television. The bathrooms are fitted with either a bath or shower depending on the room booked.
Services such as luggage storage and babysitting are available to visitors upon request to make organising their travels easier. Families travelling with children can stay in communicating adjacent bedrooms whilst couples will love a superior room or a suite with a balcony or terrace. Surrounded by the bounty of nature, these hotels nestled in beautiful residences offer guests time to relax by an outdoor swimming pool to recharge their batteries. Some establishments also offer relaxing treatments and a jacuzzi, a solarium, a Finnish sauna or a steam room for a bit of pampering during their stay.
Nice, a prestigious destination at any time of the year, attracts travellers with its charm as much as with its geographical location. Only a stone's throw from Monaco and Italy, Nice is a great location to treat oneself to a day trip to the Italian Rivieraor to Montecarlo Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, Nice is also a great starting point for an adventure in the great outdoors in the Mercantour or in the nature reserve of the Préalpes d'Azur. Inland from Nice there are beautiful walks among some of the prettiest villages in France, such as Saint-Paul-de-Vence. Other possibilities include a pleasant ramble around Mont Vinaigrier, whose viewpoint offers a breathtaking view over the Bay of Angels, or the Esterel mountain range a little further away. Travellers might then book a hotel in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur as a base to explore this region of the South East of France.
Midway between the cultures of Provence and Liguria (on the Italian side), the cuisine of Nice is a mild fusion of Mediterranean flavours. Olives to nibble, peppers to stuff, tomatoes to drench in fruity olive oil, or seafood - from squid to anchovies - all lay the groundwork for a tasty cuisine. Culinary specialities such as "fougassse", stuffed courgette flowers or brissaouda - a slice of toast rubbed with garlic and drizzled with olive oil - enliven the senses. During a gourmet getaway travellers are bound to discover the great wines from the surrounding countryside, from Provence to the vineyards of Bandol. Any jaunt to Nice must be marked by a visit to a charming restaurant where the restaurateurs selected by les Collectionneurs offer a lively and creative cuisine, firmly anchored in the identity of the region.
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