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Segway tours

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.
Website: http://www.mobilboard.com

Walking tours

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.
Website: http://en.nicetourism.com

Nice excursions

Monaco

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
Website: http://www.visitmonaco.com

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.
Website: http://www.trainprovence.com

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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.

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.

 

Hotel Villa St Hubert

Although it’s not in the city centre, this homely hotel is close to a tram that leads directly to Place Masséna, making it a great value for your money. Some of the traditionally furnished rooms have balconies with views across the rooftops, and breakfast is served in a charming tree-shaded courtyard.

Palais de la Méditerranée

This beautiful art deco hotel has some of the best views in town, which are best enjoyed from the swimming pool on the terrace above the Promenade des Anglais. Elegant rooms boast smooth contemporary decor and views out over the sea. A sauna, gym, and Turkish bath add to the 5-star allure.

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.