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Race to the Sun (Paris – Nice Cycling Race)

Nice is the finishing point for the annual cycling competition nicknamed Race to the Sun. Competitors start in Paris and battle it out in a gruelling race to be the first to cross the line on the Promenade des Anglais.

Date: 07 March 2021 - 14 March 2021
Venue: Promenade des Anglais.
Website: http://www.paris-nice.fr/en/
Cost:

Free to spectate.


Nice Jazz Festival

Nice has long had a love affair with jazz and this annual celebration of the music dates back to 1948, when it began as “the first jazz festival of international significance.” Held at the Place Messéna and Théâtre de Verdure, this enduringly popular festival attracts a strong line up of musicians.

Date: 12 July 2021 - 17 July 2021
Venue: Greenery Theatre
Website: http://www.nicejazzfestival.fr
Cost:

Various.


Christmas Village

The sunshine and shimmering waters of the Mediterranean are hardly synonymous with Christmas. However, that doesn’t stop the local authorities making an effort to bring a bit of festive spirit to the city with Nice’s Christmas Village. There are a host of attractions including an arts and crafts market, ice rink, Ferris Wheel, and food stalls.

Date: 15 November 2021 - 23 December 2021
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Place Massena.
Website: http://www.nicetourisme.com/
Cost:

Various.


French Riviera Marathon

The 42 km (26 miles) course hugs the coast from Nice to Cannes, taking participants on a scenic—albeit exhausting—journey along this beautiful slice of the French Riviera. The course starts at the Promenade des Anglais and ends along Cannes’ most famous street, La Croisette. Little wonder it has been dubbed the ‘five star marathon.’

Date: 28 November 2021 - 28 November 2021
(Date to be confirmed)
Website: http://www.marathon06.com
Cost:

Free to spectate.


Nice Carnival

Undoubtedly the biggest event in the calendar, Nice’s carnival galvanises the city for two weeks every year. The more enthusiastic members of the community will spend weeks making giant floats to parade around the city.

Date: 01 February 2022 - 28 February 2022
(Date to be confirmed)
Venue: Promenade des Anglais.
Website: http://www.nicecarnaval.com
Cost:

Various.


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Hotel Negresco

The most exclusive address in town is an old but not fusty place that has elegantly idled by the Promenade des Anglais since 1913. Recent major refurbishments have kept this grande dame ahead of the game, but the antiques and furniture collectables angle the atmosphere towards a bygone era.

Hôtel Le Meurice

Less than a minute away from the Promenade des Anglais, and within staggering distance of the nearby bars, Hotel Meurice offers comfortable and convenient accommodation at a reasonable price. The service is excellent—the staff goes out of their way to please guests—and while rooms are a little small, they’re finished beautifully.

Hotel Windsor

You’re as far from chain-hotel uniformity as you can get in this boutique townhouse: inside, local artists have turned each room into a work of art. To top it off, there’s an adorable garden with a pool – a godsend when the beach gets busy at the height of summer.

Westminster Hotel & Spa

This good-value 4-star is one of the more affordable grand old waterfront hotels. All the usual perks including a private beach and wonderful belle époque architecture are covered at the Westminster with minimum fuss. Be sure to book a sea-view room for breakfast on the Promenade des Anglais terrace.

Spity Hotel

On the site of the former Hi Hotel, this chic accommodation maintains the former’s emphasis on elegant and ultra-modern design. Within one of the 38 sleek, industrial bedrooms, you’ll find lava stone tubs and neon walk-in showers. Amenities include an organic breakfast buffet, private beach, day spa, lounge bar, and a rooftop terrace offering panoramic views of Nice.

 

Hôtel Nice Beau Rivage

At only a two-minute walk from the seafront and a three-minute walk from Opéra de Nice, its little wonder this chic hotel was once frequented by a number of famous writers and artists. Today, the refurbished building offers a private beach, a whiskey bar, and a classy outdoor lounge for reclining during the summer months.