Nice and the Côte d’Azur
Yours to explore from our hotel
At the heart of a bustling commercial district with roads lined with historic buildings and villas, step into the unique and famous atmosphere of Nice’s “Carré d’Or”. Just 150 m from the Promenade des Anglais and the sea, plus a range of boutiques and restaurants, you’ll be able to explore Nice on foot or by tram from the Hotel de France. In under 15 minutes’ walk, discover the Place Masséna, the Nice Etoile shopping mall, the casino, the opera house, the Musée des Beaux-Arts, plus Old Nice, home to the Cours Saleya and its famous flower market.
In the gardens of the Villa Massena or the Jardin Albert 1er, you’ll discover some of the delights that high society would have enjoyed in the 19th century when out for a stroll, with fountains, sprawling lawns, bandstands and an amphitheatre, all against the backdrop of rose gardens and palm trees facing the sea. A bit further afield and just a few minutes by car, a range of botanic gardens on the slopes of the hills provide remarkable views and a vast panorama from the Alps to the Esterel Massif.