Discover the Côte d’Azur
It’s easy from our hotel near the station
Whether you’re here for a weekend or even longer, there’s such a wide range of things to see and do in Nice. You’re at the very heart of Nice, which itself is at the very heart of the Côte d’Azur. Explore the chic buildings and lovely boutiques of the “Carré d’Or” (the district in which our hotel lies). Revel in the top brands and labels of the tree-lined Avenue Jean Médecin, which points directly towards the sea up until the Jardin Albert I and which leads onto the Place Masséna at the very heart of the city. There are also the beaches that line the Baie des Anges, including Neptune, Lido, Centenaire, Galet, Beau-Rivage, Opéra, Ponchettes and Castel. Then a bit further eastward, discover the colourful façades of the winding streets of Old Nice at the foot of the castle. Then on the right, head towards the Promenade des Anglais, which has never lost any of its lustre. The Belle Époque architecture and the local history collections at the Musée Masséna remain the Promenade’s main attractions, as well as being a hot spot for running and roller-skating.
Then from the nearby station (15 minutes on foot), you can take the train to Cannes and Monaco (respectively 33 minutes and 20 minutes away, approximately). From a modest fishing village to a world-renowned seaside resort and cultural hotspot thanks to its legendary film festival, Cannes has a unique history for you to discover. Come and live out the Cannes experience, with all its history and its legendary film festival. Enjoy the beaches, shops, islands, the party life, plus an authentic and cultural lifestyle – not forgetting trips nearby to the hilltop villages of the backcountry.
In Monaco, visit the Jardin Animalier, the small country’s very own zoo built on the southern side of the Rock of Monaco. Founded in 1954 by His Serene Highness Prince Rainier III, this zoo houses around 250 animals from 50 different species; all of them live in some of the best and most comfortable conditions possible. Its casino, an 1863 work of Charles Garnier of Paris Opera fame, has always been a central hub for games. Here you can discover murals in the style of Rococo painter Boucher, bas-reliefs, sculptures, caryatids and a breath-taking atrium made of marble and gold.