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Nice City Break
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Nice City Break

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Nice is one of the most sophisticated and enchanting towns on the coast of the French Riviera. The climate, coastline and picturesque towns and villages have attracted visitors for over two hundred years. This region enjoys fine weather for most of the year and is a short journey from Monte Carlo, Cannes and the other gems of the Cote d'Azur.

On this 3-night break you will enjoy a tour of the Old Town of Nice, a visit to the quaint artist town of St. Paul de Vence and, of course, have plenty of time to discover the city at your own pace.

 

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Euro (€)     
Local Time
Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa. Non-EU citizens should check requirements. 
Airport
Flight duration is usually 2 ½ hours. Nice Airport is approximately 20 minutes from your hotel.
Climate

The South of France has a proven reputation for sun, with an average 2500 hours per year.

Food & Drink
Southern French cooking is known for its fresh, vibrant colours and herby flavours. Bouillabaisse, salade Niçoise, crispy fried courgette flowers, lamb roasted with herbs and aromatic garlic are just a few of the specialities that will set your tastebuds tingling, while locally produced rosé wines are a popular accompaniment.
Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: €3.20
  • Beer: €5.00
  • Glass of wine: €3.50
  • Main course: €18
  • Soft Drink: €2.50
  • Bottled Water: €0.50
Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • Sun cream
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Camera
Recommended Reading

Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Naughty in Nice by Rhys Bowen

The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas

 Recommended Viewing

To Catch a Thief - 1955 film, starring Grace Kelly and Cary Grant


Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - 1988 film, starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine

Holiday highlights

Musee d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain

This art gallery specialises in French and American avant-garde works from the 1960s to the present. Glass walkways connect the four marble-coated towers, on top of which is a must-see rooftop garden. There is also an auditorium that regularly screens art-house films.

Musee Matisse

Attracted by the weather, the scenery and the proximity of his friends (Picasso, Renoir and Bonnard lived in neighbouring towns); Henri Matisse wintered in Nice until his death in Cimiez in 1954. Well-known pieces in the permanent collection include Matisse's blue paper cut-outs of Blue Nude IV and Woman with Amphora.

St.-Paul-de-Vence

Still maintaining the appearance of a medieval fortified village, it is the perfect location to enjoy a panoramic view of the countryside. It is known for its tasty wines, markets and numerous art galleries.

Practical Information for this holiday

Currency
Euro (€)     
Local Time
Ireland/UK Time +1 hour
Passport
A valid passport is required for this holiday. EU citizens do not need a visa. Non-EU citizens should check requirements. 
Airport
Flight duration is usually 2 ½ hours. Nice Airport is approximately 20 minutes from your hotel.
Climate

The South of France has a proven reputation for sun, with an average 2500 hours per year.

Food & Drink
Southern French cooking is known for its fresh, vibrant colours and herby flavours. Bouillabaisse, salade Niçoise, crispy fried courgette flowers, lamb roasted with herbs and aromatic garlic are just a few of the specialities that will set your tastebuds tingling, while locally produced rosé wines are a popular accompaniment.
Average Prices for Region
  • Coffee: €3.20
  • Beer: €5.00
  • Glass of wine: €3.50
  • Main course: €18
  • Soft Drink: €2.50
  • Bottled Water: €0.50
Packing List
  • Your valid passport
  • Sun cream
  • A continental plug adaptor
  • A small backpack
  • A sun hat
  • Camera
Recommended Reading

Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald

Naughty in Nice by Rhys Bowen

The Man in the Iron Mask by Alexandre Dumas

 Recommended Viewing

To Catch a Thief - 1955 film, starring Grace Kelly and Cary Grant


Dirty Rotten Scoundrels - 1988 film, starring Steve Martin and Michael Caine

Trip Itinerary - Day by day

Day 1 - Travel to France

Morning

Travel to France

Upon arrival in France, you will be met by our local representative in the airport before being transferred to your hotel.

Day 2 - Nice Walking Tour

Morning

Nice Walking Tour

After breakfast there will be a guided walking tour of Nice. The city boasts lots of cultural attractions including a colourful flower market and the Promenade des Anglais, named after the earliest English visitors to the area. You will also take in the elegant baroque churches, the opera house and the winding streets of the Old Town.

Day 3 - At Leisure

Full Day

At Leisure

Take a day to explore at your own pace. Shop, sightsee or take a trip to the nearby beach. Alternatively your guide will be able to suggest activities to suit your interests.

Day 4 - St. Paul-de-Vence & Return Home

Morning

St. Paul-de-Vence

In the afternoon you will travel to the hilltop village of St-Paul-de-Vence, which has been inspiration for artists past and present. At one time or another artists such as Marc Chagall, Samivel & Bernard-Henri Lévy and Arielle Dombasle have all lived here. It is home to many contemporary art museums and galleries such as Fondation Maeght and the Musée de Saint Paul.

Afternoon

Return Home

You will be transferred to the airport with guide assistance for your flight home.

* Please note that the order of your excursions on the itinerary above is provisional and subject to change

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Hotel & accommodation available for this trip

Hotel Univers 3

Hotel Univers is an ideal choice for a short break in the heart of Nice. Located close to all of the city’s main attractions, including vibrant Place Massena and the famous Promenade des Anglais, it is also within walking distance of the charming Old Town with its colourful flowe... read more read more read more

Hotel Univers is an ideal choice for a short break in the heart of Nice. Located close to all of the city’s main attractions, including vibrant Place Massena and the famous Promenade des Anglais, it is also within walking distance of the charming Old Town with its colourful flower market, plus numerous cafes and restaurants.

Breakfast is a simple cold buffet.

 

Due to the location of the hotel, the coach is unable to park directly outside. The distance from the drop off point to the hotel is approximately 400 metres.

Hotel address
Hotel Univers
2, Rue De La Liberté
06000 Nice
France
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* Some hotel facilities may be seasonally operated or under maintenance and therefore unavailable at the time of your stay. Charges may apply for certain facilities.

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