Nice tours and excursions
Even the local plod are using these self-balancing vehicles to get around nowadays, such is their popularity in Nice. Tourists are able to join in the fun and hire these novel transportation devices to take them on a memorable adventure around the city. Mobilboard tours focus on Promenade des Anglais.Tel: +33 4 9380 2127.
The tourist office lists various walking itineraries on its website, removing the need for an organised guided tour, but those who want to see the city with a guide can book three-hour trips at the main tourist office. These tours focus mainly on the Old Town and can be led in French or English.Tel: +33 4 9214 4614.
Less than an hour away by train is the moneyed principality of Monaco. A spin on the roulette wheel at the famous Casino Monte Carlo is a bank busting optional extra, while a cheaper choice is the waterfront public swimming pool, which becomes an ice-skating rink in winter.Tel: From the US: +1 212 286 3330 | From the UK: +44 207 318 1090
Chemins de Fer de Provence
Trundling old diesel trains ramble up the steep hillsides, delving into Nice's hinterland and onto the town of Digne-les-Bains. It’s a good day trip option, and a world away from the busy coast, especially in the height of summer when temperatures soar. Steam trains run every Sunday from early May to late October.Tel: +33 4 9703 8080.