Got a weekend in Nice on the horizon? The Promenade des Anglais has an international reputation that precedes it and is only a stone’s throw from your Première Classe hotel, making a long, pleasant walk under the palm trees practically irresistible. Explore the old town with its vibrant lanes, admire its Baroque buildings — like Nice Cathedral — and have a look around the Cours Saleya market, where a thousand flavors jostle and hum. Art lovers will be spoiled for choice with all the city’s museums, including the Matisse museum and its unique collection of the artist’s work. Lastly, set out to conquer the city’s castle, right on top of the hill, where you’ll be rewarded with one-of-a-kind views over the Baie des Anges.
A week’s stay is perfect for a visit to Nice. You’ll get to explore a whole new side to the capital of the French Riviera — for example, by strolling through one of the largest collections of antique stores in France, the Promenade des 100 Antiquaires. To wind down before heading back to your Première Classe hotel, head to the Promenade du Paillon, an incredible city park that’s home to some wonderful tropical plants. There’s the Modern and Contemporary Art Museum right next door too. From spring onward, you can also indulge in a spot of R and R at the beach.
Nice has plenty to offer families on vacation. There are 3 “Belle Époque” recreation parks to explore: the Parc Castel-des-deux-Rois, Parc Carol de Roumanie, and one in the Jardins des Arènes de Cimiez. These offer original, eco-friendly and electricity-free rides, as well as all sorts of children’s shows. Alpes-Maritimes is also home to many other play areas for family fun, like the Lou Pitchoun Parc in Saint-Laurent-du-Var, and Ludiparc in La Colle sur Loup. The city’s gardens are the perfect place to wind down as a family before heading back to your hotel room for a rest.