Nice

Nice is a vibrant resort city in its own right with many places of interest for the tourist, and in addition it is an ideal base for those wanting to sample the delights of the Côte d'Azur. In particular, the city has excellent train connections to nearby resorts such as Cannes, Monte Carlo and Cagnes-sur- Mer. As you would expect in France, Nice has a wide variety of French and ethnic restaurants, many of them concentrated in three distinct areas: around the main street, Avenue Jean Medecin, in the area behind the Promenade des Anglais and in Vieux Nice (Nice’s Old Town). There are hotels to suit every budget and a bustling bar and nightclub scene for those who come alive when the sun goes down.

Sightseeing Whispers

Hotel Whispers

Hotel New York Hotel Notre Dame New York - Exterior New York - Reception Notre Dame - Exterior Notre Dame - Rooftop Bar Click to enlarge
Hotel New York  Website Trip Advisor Page This charming hotel, part of the Best Western chain, is located in a central position just off the Avenue Jean Medecin, about a 10 minute walk north of Vieux Nice and a similar distance south of the railway station. The reception staff are polite and helpful and the rooms are comfortable and well- appointed. The breakfast area is bright and modern and the breakfast itself is better than average for France. The hotel is very affordable and it is usually possible to get a decent room rate. (44 Avenue Du Marechal Foch, 06000 Nice) Hotel Notre Dame  Website Trip Advisor Page This stylish hotel is part of the Mercure group, and is an upmarket alternative to Hotel New York if you want to splash out a bit. The hotel is located slightly further north on Avenue Jean Medecin, directly opposite the Basilica of Notre Dame. It has a rooftop pool with a wonderful panoramic view of the city and next to the pool is the hotel’s cocktail bar, Le Plein Ciel, which also serves a range of cold snacks throughout the day. A lovely hotel, but can be pricy. (28 avenue Notre Dame, 06000 Nice)

Restaurant Whispers

Le Socrate
Du Gesu Le Cenac Le Safari De Gesu Le Cenac Le Safari Le Socrate Click to enlarge
Du Gesu  Trip Advisor Page A very busy Italian restaurant (with some French dishes) located in a pretty square in Vieux Nice. Reputedly has the best pizzas in Nice and they actually are very good. A decent pizza/pasta place, which fills up quickly in the evenings. (1 place Jésus, 06000 Nice) Le Cenac  Trip Advisor Page A lovely French restaurant just off Avenue Jean Medecin. The food is first class, particularly its range of seafood dishes, and this is supported by a good wine list. Inside, the feel is one of old-fashioned Brasserie elegance, while outside there is terrace seating with a view on the world as it passes by. (18 Bis Rue Biscara, 06000 Nice) Le Safari  Website Trip Advisor Page Something of a Nice institution, this French restaurant is strategically placed on cours Saleya, the main route into the Old Town and the setting for a daily street market. The food is reliable, with a good range of seafood dishes, and the service is generally fine. There is a pleasant indoor seating area and an outside terrace which is one of the best people-watching spots in Nice. (1 cours Saleya, 06300 Nice) Le Socrate  Website Trip Advisor Page A Lebanese restaurant in the side street immediately north of the Basilica of Notre Dame. The menu is a bewildering array of middle-eastern dishes and the food is reliably good. A great place for lunch outside on a sunny day and does not break the bank. (2 rue de suisse, 06000 Nice)

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Cannes Monte Carlo Menton Cagnes-sur-Mer Antibes    Out of Town Greatest Hits Worth a Look Castle Hill Russian Orthodox Cathedral Eglise du Gesu Vieux Port Musee Marc Chagall Cimiez   Promenade des Anglais Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate Musee Matisse Place Massena Vieux Nice Opera de Nice Nice’s main railway station, Gare de Nice-Ville, is located on Avenue Thiers at the north end of Avenue Jean Medecin, Nice’s main street. If you intend to use the train to visit nearby resorts such as Cannes or Monte Carlo, be aware that this is an extremely busy station where even buying tickets can sometimes be a slow, frustrating process. Allow yourself lots of time.
Travel Whispers
Nice
Nice
Nice is a vibrant resort city in its own right with many places of interest for the tourist, and in addition it is an ideal base for those wanting to sample the delights of the Côte d'Azur. In particular, the city has excellent train connections to nearby resorts such as Cannes, Monte Carlo and Cagnes-sur-Mer. As you would expect in France, Nice has a wide variety of French and ethnic restaurants, many of them concentrated in three distinct areas: around the main street, Avenue Jean Medecin, in the area behind the Promenade des Anglais and in Vieux Nice (Nice’s Old Town). There are hotels to suit every budget and a bustling bar and nightclub scene for those who come alive when the sun goes down.
Hotel Whispers
Restaurant Whispers
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Hotel New York  Website Trip Advisor Page This charming hotel, part of the Best Western chain, is located in a central position just off the Avenue Jean Medecin, about a 10 minute walk north of Vieux Nice and a similar distance south of the railway station. The reception staff are polite and helpful and the rooms are comfortable and well-appointed. The breakfast area is bright and modern and the breakfast itself is better than average for France. The hotel is very affordable and it is usually possible to get a decent room rate. (44 Avenue Du Marechal Foch, 06000 Nice) Hotel Notre Dame  Website Trip Advisor Page This stylish hotel is part of the Mercure group, and is an upmarket alternative to Hotel New York if you want to splash out a bit. The hotel is located slightly further north on Avenue Jean Medecin, directly opposite the Basilica of Notre Dame. It has a rooftop pool with a wonderful panoramic view of the city and next to the pool is the hotel’s cocktail bar, Le Plein Ciel, which also serves a range of cold snacks throughout the day. A lovely hotel, but can be pricy. (28 avenue Notre Dame, 06000 Nice)
Sightseeing Whispers
Hotel Notre Dame Hotel New York Cannes Monte Carlo Menton Cagnes-sur-Mer Antibes   Out of Town Greatest Hits Worth a Look Castle Hill Russian Orthodox Cathedral Eglise du Gesu Vieux Port Musee Marc Chagall Cimiez  Promenade des Anglais Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate Musee Matisse Place Massena Vieux Nice Opera de Nice Nice’s main railway station, Gare de Nice-Ville, is located on Avenue Thiers at the north end of Avenue Jean Medecin, Nice’s main street. If you intend to use the train to visit nearby resorts such as Cannes or Monte Carlo, be aware that this is an extremely busy station where even buying tickets can sometimes be a slow, frustrating process. Allow yourself lots of time.
Du Gesu  Trip Advisor Page A very busy Italian restaurant (with some French dishes) located in a pretty square in Vieux Nice. Reputedly has the best pizzas in Nice and they actually are very good. A decent pizza/pasta place, which fills up quickly in the evenings. (1 place Jésus, 06000 Nice) Le Cenac  Trip Advisor Page A lovely French restaurant just off Avenue Jean Medecin. The food is first class, particularly its range of seafood dishes, and this is supported by a good wine list. Inside, the feel is one of old- fashioned Brasserie elegance, while outside there is terrace seating with a view on the world as it passes by. (18 Bis Rue Biscara, 06000 Nice) Le Safari  Website Trip Advisor Page Something of a Nice institution, this French restaurant is strategically placed on cours Saleya, the main route into the Old Town and the setting for a daily street market. The food is reliable, with a good range of seafood dishes, and the service is generally fine. There is a pleasant indoor seating area and an outside terrace which is one of the best people-watching spots in Nice. (1 cours Saleya, 06300 Nice) Le Socrate  Website Trip Advisor Page A Lebanese restaurant in the side street immediately north of the Basilica of Notre Dame. The menu is a bewildering array of middle- eastern dishes and the food is reliably good. A great place for lunch outside on a sunny day and does not break the bank. (2 rue de suisse, 06000 Nice)
Du Gesu Le Cenac Le Socrate Le Safari