A wonderful trip to Nice in Côte d’Azur
The strength of a rich historical background built all along the years by the presence of different cultures and civilizations, this is indeed the deep nature of Nice, pearl of the French Riviera and it is also what makes it unique worldwide. Rent a flat in Nice on the Promenade des Anglais and enjoy sunrise on the sea every morning.
Cultural tour in Nice
Discover Nice and its historical centre, you will be amazed by the number of treasures you will find. From ruins of Greek and Roman temples through Middle Age houses to baroque buildings and churches and belle époque palaces, so many different styles and shapes to admire including the most original Russian oriental churches and private mansions. White Russian aristocracy chose Nice as the ultimate vacation destination. Most of its 19th century palaces used to belong to rich Russians who funded the constructions of the Orthodox Cathedral, masterpiece of Russian oriental architecture in Nice. The tradition goes on as thousands of Russian tycoons and well off tourists keep on coming from Russia to Nice every year and they even purchase real estate in this Mediterranean town where so many Russian refugees found a new home and motherland far from dangers of communist revolution. The old center of Nice built between 1200 and 1700 and its churches and buildings is not far from the ancient port situated under a mighty hill. Book a vacation rental in Nice and climb from the ancient port to the top of the hill and visit the Fortress and the ancient cemetery. You will have a stunning view on the coast from Villefranche sur Mer to Cap d'Antibes and on the beautiful Mont Boron with its stunning old villas. Don't forget to climb Cimiez hill where so many palaces were built between 1870 and 1920, most of them lately converted into hotels and presently private exclusive residences. Rent an apartment in Nice in a palace in Cimiez by the Matisse Museum. You will understand easily why this artist was so inspired by the light and the colors of the French Riviera which he brought back to us in his masterpieces.
Natural environment and resorts
Drive your car along one of the three corniches from Monaco to Nice. Stop in La Turbie to embrace the marvelous sight of the French Riviera from Monaco to Cap d'Antibes, and admire all the glory of Mediterranean landscape whilst you drive. Stop for a walk along the sea and feel the magic sound of waves join the warm soft wind of a Riviera evening. Let the night come forward after a sunny day and enjoy a sunset on a villa to rent in Nice, feel like Francis Scott Fitzgerald that yes, “Tender is the night” along the shore of Mediterranean Sea. Rent a penthouse in Nice Villeneuve Loubet on the marina yachting, visit Cannes and stop for a drink on the shore in Juan les Pins or in Theoule sur Mer.
Food and restaurants in Nice
Enjoy sitting at a table in a terrace of a Nice restaurant. Your best choices are ravioli with meat sauce, polenta, socca, gnocchi and oven cooked vegetables filled with meat as well as all fish choices both fried or boiled. Try the local blockbusters: aioli' a fine presentation in huge dishes of boiled fish, vegetables accompanied by handmade mayonnaise sauce and aioli' sauce, a tasty preparation with garlic. Taste the delicious tapenade on a hot slice of bread or the worldwide known salade niçoise and the local glory pastry cake pissaladière. The fine “cuisine provençale” is a universe of flavors which deserves to be discovered while you are staying in your vacation rental in Nice.
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