Capital of the French Riviera, Nice, is a charming blend of diverse attractions and historical landmarks. For an extraordinary trip into one of the most antique cities around, book your Nice flights with Ryanair. Stroll through the narrow cobblestone streets, vibrant old town and bustling markets such as the Cours Saleya where Fruits, vegetables & flowers, plus antiques, are sold under striped awnings at this vibrant market. The architecture of Nice is astonishing with the wild exaggerations of the Belle Époque style or the Baroque influenced houses and mansions on the hills of Mont Boron.
Nice is also a city of art and culture and is home to many museums and galleries as well as being host to one of the world’s major carnival events, the Nice Carnival.
When to book cheap flights to Nice
When you are booking your cheap Nice flights, the best time of year to visit the capital of the Riviera is early summer. In August, Nice becomes very crowed and can be quite overwhelming, so one of the best times to visit would be between April and May. Situated on the French Riviera between a rugged mountainous landscape and the intense blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea, Nice is an incredible city to visit all year round and especially in the autumn when temperatures have cooled.
The cities along the French Riviera also wind down and can be explored at a more leisurely pace with the climate in the south of France being pleasantly warm, even hot, with September and October not being particularly wet months.
What to see in Nice?
When you fly to Nice, the capital of the French Riviera has so much more to offer than its historic old town or its glamourous beaches. Nice is home to many museums and galleries to immerse yourself in, as well as many architectural marvels such as the Notre-Dame de Nice, Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice and the Palais Lascaris.
There are also some scenic spots around Nice such as Castle Hill. Castle Hill is a historic hilltop park offering dramatic city & sea views and a man-made waterfall. It offers many amazing panoramas, and provides a beautiful view all day long from sunrise to sundown, highlighting various landscapes depending on where one looks: The Harbour at sunrise, the Promenade des Anglais at sundown. That's why Castle Hill is commonly known as "the cradle of the sun" by locals.
Getting around Nice
Once you have your cheap flights to Nice France booked, the most reliable and cost-efficient manner of getting around is to use the public transport. However, getting around by car, by taxi or by bike is also possible but not recommended as Nice has a very confusing one-way system as well as very expensive parking in the city. It is recommended that you explore the city by foot or by bike and see the beautiful harbour and glistening Mediterranean Sea or get panoramic views from the hills of Colline du Chateau.
What to eat in Nice?
When you fly to Nice, no trip to the capital of the French Riviera is complete without trying some of its specialties. In Nice, there is a mix of unique flavours only available in this region with traditional Provençal and Niçoise foods having a heavy Italian influence. One of the most quintessential street foods in Nice is Socca, a thin, crusty chickpea pancake with a soft interior and is a must try. A more famous speciality from Nice is Ratatouille which is originally from the capital of the Riviera and its reputation is known around the world.