3 Nights Paris & 2 Nights Nice (DRO)

Keeping up with the Joneses…it’s a tough job. Since France is the most visited country in the world, the Joneses have most assuredly been there, and so should you! And to make it easy, Monograms has taken care of the logistics and hassles for you! On this 6-day vacation to Paris & Nice, we’ve arranged centrally located hotels, daily breakfast, guided sightseeing, transportation, and connection between the two cities. And in both cities, you’ll have the services of a Local Host®, an insider who knows the language (always a plus in France!) and who can answer questions, help you decide what to do, and help your vacation run smoothly.

Your vacation begins the moment you arrive, as we can whisk you from baggage claim to your hotel. There, your Local Host will greet you with materials to familiarize you with the city. The next morning, after an included breakfast, your sightseeing with a local expert includes iconic Notre Dame Cathedral, where Napoleon was crowned emperor in 1804, and a Seine cruise, one of Europe’s great historic rivers and considered the river of Paris. You won’t just see these sights, though; you’ll have VIP access! In Nice, your sightseeing includes a walk through the Old Town as well as the chance to hear insider stories. And that’s not all—we’ve investigated the best places to take photos of Arc de Triomphe in Paris and Nice’s famous Promenade des Anglais, so be sure to ask your Local Host.

You’ll also have free time in both cities to explore. In Paris, perhaps enjoy dinner at the Eiffel Tower; stroll through the Montmartre district, where artists such as Picasso and Van Gogh worked; shop at the fashionable Parisian stores; or relax at a café and enjoy people watching. In Nice, visit one of the many museums, drive on the circuit of the famous Formula 1 "Grand Prix" race in Monaco, take an excursion to Saint Tropez and stroll through its fashionable boutiques, or just sit back and enjoy a thermal bath or the glorious beach.

The time you save by letting Monograms take care of the logistics and hassles allows you more time to just sit back and enjoy your dream vacation! Whatever you desire in a vacation, these two cities are sure to fulfill your wish! And Monograms makes it easy for you!


Always Included:

Your Choice of Hotels

We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.

Local Host

& Destination Guides with city maps

Meals Included

Buffet breakfast daily

Sightseeing & Activities

Guided sightseeing; inside visits and special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Baggage Handling

Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

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FEATURED HIGHLIGHT

Every vacation package includes a great selection of excursions from Nice. Channel your inner James Bond and visit Monaco by Night, where you’ll have the opportunity to drive on the circuit of the famous Formula 1 “Grand Prix” race. Or maybe golf 9 holes at the Cannes golf course.

DAY
1
PARIS, FRANCE

Bienvenue—welcome! Your Local Host is on hand to help you maximize your time in the magnificent “City of Light.”

DAY
2
PARIS

Morning guided sightseeing includes a drive past the Latin Quarter, Les Invalides, Place de la Concorde, the Arc de Triomphe, and a stop to take photos of the Eiffel Tower from one of the best panoramic viewing points. Also admire the heart of the city from a different perspective on a SEINE RIVER CRUISE. Board your comfortable boat near the Eiffel Tower and spend a relaxing hour gliding by many of the city's important landmarks such as the L'Institut de France; magnifi cent Notre Dame Cathedral where Napoleon was crowned emperor in 1804; Hôtel de Ville, the city's municipal headquarters; the onciergerie, formerly a notorious prison where Marie-Antoinette spent the last days of her life; famous Louvre Palace and museum; and much more.

DAY
3
PARIS

Your Local Host will have exciting suggestions for your day at leisure. Consider a visit to the Fondation Cartier, a unique building that houses all creative fi elds and genres of contemporary art, ranging from photography to fashion.

DAY
4
PARIS–NICE

Travel to Nice by HIGH-SPEED TGV TRAIN (fi rst class). Your guided sightseeing features the PROMENADE DES ANGLAIS, originally built in the second half of the 18th century and the most famous boulevard in Nice. Walk through the OLD TOWN to admire fine examples of the Belle Époque. See Cours Saleya with the Kings of Sardinia Palace and fl ower market, and the lovely Palace Square with
Palais de Justice and Palais Rusca.

DAY
5
NICE

Today you might want to shop for perfumes and colorful linens, or relax on the beach. Your Local Host can help you plan your day.

DAY
6
NICE

Your vacation ends with breakfast this morning.

Transportation

Travel by high–speed TGV train (first class) Paris–Nice, transfers to/from train stations

Included Hotels

Paris
Nice

Courtyard Paris Gare de Lyon

209-211 Rue de Bercy
Paris, France

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 12:00

This contemporary 249-room property is housed in a brand new 19-storey building conveniently situated opposite the historic Gare de Lyon station in the 12th Arrondissement. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel and there is an International restaurant, lounge bar and fitness facility.

Location & Highlights

Situated opposite to the historic Gare de Lyon station, in the 12th arrondissement.

Room Amenities

  • Pay Movies
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Alarm Clock
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Desk
  • In-Room Safe
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Internet Access
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer

Hotel Amenities

  • Bar/Lounge
  • Currency Exchange
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Concierge desk
  • Elevator
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Luggage Storage
Parisian Industrial inspiration is reflected in the design of the guestrooms which are all equipped with air-conditioning, iron & ironing board.

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

Paris

Pullman Paris Tour Eiffel

18,Avenue De Suffren
Paris, France

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 12:00

Enjoying an unbeatable location next to the iconic Eiffel Tower, this 456-room sleek, modern hotel offers Free Wi-Fi internet access throughout and has a California-inspired Brasserie with open kitchen and stylish wine bar. Other amenities include a large gym on the 9th floor with panoramic rooftop vistas.

Location & Highlights

Located on a quiet side street, just around the corner from the Eiffel Tower & Seine River in the 15th arrondissement of Paris where many bars & restaurants can be found. The nearby Bir-Hakeim metro station offers easy access to the Arc de Triomphe and Champs-Élysées with its high-end shopping and the Tour Eiffel RER station provides trains to attractions such as the Notre Dame Cathedral and Louvre Museum.

Room Amenities

  • Desk
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Mini-bar
  • Pay Movies
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • In-Room Safe
  • Window Opens
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Phone
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Climate Control
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • Ice Machine
  • Luggage Storage
  • Elevator
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Parking/Valet
  • Free WiFi
  • Concierge desk
Smart minimalist guestrooms are all air-conditioned and equipped with coffee/tea-making facilities, bose docking station, iron & ironing board, bathrobes & slippers.

Mercure Paris Centre Tour Eiffel

20, Rue Jean Rey
Paris Cedex, France

Check-in - 12:00
Check-out - 12:00

This elegant 405-room hotel is located close the River Seine and Eiffel Tower. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel. A light and airy restaurant serves up a range of international cuisine which during the summer months can be enjoyed in the tranquil terrace and gardens. There is also a lounge bar for snacks and drinks as well as a fitness room.

Location & Highlights

Located in a quiet, upscale Left Bank neighborhood with good transport links to the rest of the city's sightseeing attractions

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Room Service
  • Climate Control
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Hair Dryer
  • In-Room Safe
  • Phone
  • Air Conditioning
  • Coffee Maker
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Internet Access
  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Smoking Rooms

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Concierge desk
  • Gift Shop
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Elevator
  • Ice Machine
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Luggage Storage
  • Fitness Room
  • Business Center
  • Parking/Valet
  • Currency Exchange
Contemporary air-conditioned guestrooms all feature complimentary tea & coffee making facilities.

Hotel l'Echiquier Opera Paris - MGallery Collection by Sofitel

38 rue de l'Echiquier
Paris, France

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - 12:00

Located in the heart of Paris's vibrant Grands Boulevards theatre district, this unique 88-room boutique style property embodies its Belle Époque heritage with grandiose restored décor. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guestrooms and public areas of the hotel, there is a fitness center, and a cozy conservatory bar featuring an original Art Deco stained-glass roof.

Location & Highlights

Near the Opéra Garnier and the Louvre museum, restaurants, bistros, cafés and a Galleries Lafayette department store can all be found in close proximity, while a nearby Metro station provides easy access to this romantic city's famous landmarks including the Arc de Triomphe and Montmartre.

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Phone
  • Disabled Access / Rooms
  • Desk
  • Television
  • Internet Access
  • Hair Dryer
  • Window Opens
  • Air Conditioning (Seasonal)
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Room Service
  • In-Room Safe
  • Coffee Maker
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Mini-bar
  • Air Conditioning
  • Climate Control
  • Voicemail
  • Non-smoking Rooms
  • Wake-Up Calls

Hotel Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Luggage Storage
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Elevator
Contemporary styled guestrooms exude chic Parisian style and are equipped with air conditioning, bathrobes, slippers, complimentary coffee/tea making facilities and complimentary bottled water.

Activities & Excursions

The following optional excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased).

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

Paris
Nice

Paris

Dinner and Cabaret Show at the Famous Lido

Enjoy a magical evening of delectable French cuisine and the newest cabaret show at Paris' legendary Lido on the Champs-Élysées.

Price Range: $$$$

An Evening at the Moulin Rouge

Enter the exhilarating Belle Époque world of champagne, fine French cuisine, music, lights, thousands of glittering costumes, and an evening of Moulin Rouge cabaret you will never forget!

Price Range: $$$$

Seine River Cruise

Enjoy a cruising experience like no other on this incredible excursion aboard a beautiful, glass-encased boat on the River Seine.

Price Range: $

Wine and Food Experience

No trip to France is complete without experiencing its wines-and these excursions will teach you the best ways to do it!

Price Range: $$

Ghost and Mysteries Tour of Paris

When the sun goes down on the City of Light, this thrilling walking tour reveals its deepest, darkest, spine-tingling secrets.

Price Range: $$

Illumination Tour with Eiffel Tower Ascent

The nighttime magic of Paris comes to life on this enchanting guided minibus tour of the monuments that includes a skip-the-lines ascent up the Eiffel Tower!

Price Range: $$$

French Baking Class: Classic Macarons

Learn to make perfect French macarons at this fun, hands-on cooking class.

Price Range: $$$

Private Guided Tour

Explore the City of Light in your own way and at your own pace on this private, guided sightseeing tour. Just decide what you want to see and do with your certified Local Guide-the choice is yours!

Price Range: $$$$

Palace of Versailles Visit

Spend part of your day like a French aristocrat, strolling through the halls and gardens of Louis XIV's opulent Palace of Versailles.

Price Range: $$

Eiffel Tower Dinner and Seine Cruise

Fine French cuisine, the River Seine, and Paris' most famous sights illuminated are the main ingredients for one unforgettable night.

Price Range: $$$$

Vintage Car Tour and Dinner on the Champs-Elysée

Ride in a vintage car through the incredible City of Light and savor a delectable VIP dinner with wine on the famed Champs-Elysées!

Price Range: $$$$

Food Tours

Bring your most refined palate for this fun and interactive gourmet foodie walking tour.

Price Range: $$

Historic Wine Cellar Tour with Wine Tasting

Tour the King of France's 18th-century wine cellar, learn about the fine art of crafting world-famous wines, and taste three different French wines-c'est magnifique!

Price Range: $

French Baking Class: From Baguettes To Brioche

Learn the fine culinary art behind the creation of classic baguettes and the decadent and deliciously fluffy brioche at this engaging French baking class!

Price Range: $$$

Morning Market Visit and French Cooking Class

Breakfast, a little market shopping, a cooking lesson, and a delightful 3-course lunch-you can't go wrong during this enriching and delicious French cooking class!

Price Range: $$$$

Medieval City of Provins

Cobblestone lanes, half-timber houses, ramparts, dungeons, knights, falconry and horse shows, underground tunnels-the sights, flavors, and daily life of medieval France await on this enthralling self-guided visit to Provins, one of the best preserved medieval cities in France.

Price Range: $$

Claude Monet's Magnificent Giverny

Discover a magical world of lily-adorned ponds, majestic weeping willows, artistic bridges, and a perfectly preserved pastel-pink house at Claude Monet's beloved Giverny.

Price Range: $$$

Loire Valley and Lunch

Spend a remarkable day in the celebrated Loire Valley, visiting three of its most enchanting châteaux and savoring a delicious lunch with drinks.

Price Range: $$$$

Disneyland® Paris (1 day ticket, 2 parks)

Rides, attractions, shows, characters-it all adds up to Disney magic. This fun full-day excursion gives you access to both Disneyland Paris parks. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious!

Price Range: $$$$

Guided Visit of the D-Day Landing Beaches

Spend an entire mesmerizing day in Normandy, seeing and exploring the most pivotal sites from World War II's D-Day invasion. Visit Pointe du Hoc, the American Cemetery, Omaha Beach, and the man-made harbor at Arromanches, and reflect on the history of it all during the included lunch.

Price Range: $$$$

Moet and Chandon Champagne Tour

Discover the magic of French bubbly on this delightful full-day excursion into France's beautiful Champagne region that includes champagne sampling and a palate-pleasing champagne lunch-Santé!

Price Range: $$$$

Claude Monet's Giverny & Palace of Versailles

A day of visual wonders as you enjoy artist Claude Monet's fairytale Giverny home, Louis XIV's stunning Versailles, and a delectable lunch in an 18th-century mill.

Price Range: $$$$

Hidden Treasure: From the Palais Royal to the Opera Garnier

Get off the usual tourist trail on this fascinating 3-hour walking tour of the hidden treasures of Paris.

Price Range: $

Excursion to Bruges

Discover one of Europe's best-preserved medieval cities on this fascinating day trip to Bruges, Belgium.

Price Range: $$$$

Bike Tour

Join us for a fun pedaling and discover magnificent Paris and its surroundings!

Price Range: $

Paris Fashion Tour

From Dior to Chanel, join a fashion expert for this fascinating walking tour through the areas where Parisian haute couture began!

Price Range: $$

Le Marais Walking Tour

Discover the exclusive Le Marais district on this guided walking tour that explores the area's ancient architecture, fascinating Jewish Quarter, and hub of cafés, galleries, and boutiques.

Price Range: $$

Paris Literature Tour

Follow in the footsteps of the literary world's greatest masters on this captivating walking tour to the haunts, hangouts, and death beds of these famous writers

Price Range: $$

Paris WWII Walking Tour: Occupation and Liberation

Paris' tragic and inspiring WWII history comes to life during this guided walking tour. Visit Le Marais, the Jewish Quarter, and more to learn what life was like for Parisians during Nazi occupation

Price Range: $$

Paris French Revolution

Experience the people, places, and secrets of the French Revolution on this intriguing peek behind one of the world's bloodiest uprisings.

Price Range: $

Nice

Monaco by Night

The magic of Monaco comes alive on this mesmerizing evening excursion featuring a drive along the coastal road and on the Formula 1 Grand Prix circuit, a guided walking tour through the Old Town, and free time to dine and explore on your own!

Price Range: $$

Celebration Package: Dinner in Monte Carlo

Don't miss this incredible celebratory evening featuring a first-class drive along the French Riviera, private cocktail overlooking the Bay of Angels, and a delectable 3-course dinner atop the iconic Rock of Monaco.

Price Range: $$$$

Excursion to Eze & Monaco

Be enchanted by the picturesque hilltop village of Eze and later enjoy the visit of Monaco.

Price Range: $$

Cannes & Saint-Paul de Vence

Discover the wonders of the French Riviera on this exciting half-day guided excursion to Cannes and Saint-Paul de Vence.

Price Range: $$

Golfing in Cannes

Combine an exhilarating round of golf with the scenic beauty of southern France on this enjoyable golf outing in the lovely French countryside.

Price Range: $$$$

Relaxing Day on the Beach with Lunch

Enjoy a relaxing day on the most famous beach in Nice, your lunch is already reserved!

Price Range: $$

Insider

Paris
Nice

Paris

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Paris, FranceMonograms provides traveler's access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Paris. Our Local Host will ensure that you feel comfortable and welcomed while on vacation and help you maximize your time so you can enjoy Paris. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Paris and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Paris insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in Paris

Hello, my name is Kenia. I am one of the Paris Monograms Local Host® and really enjoy greeting Monograms' guests. I have lived in Paris for over 15 years and it is a pleasure helping people to discover the city for the first time, or to enjoy a return visit. I still remember the first came I came to Paris, its stunning monuments, its elegance and its natural beauty really impressed me. There are fabulous art collections to discover, delightful restaurants, and the romantic Seine. We look forward to meeting you, we are always happy to make new friends.

Montmartre & Sacre Coeur

Try a walking tour of the Montmartre district, where artists such as Picasso and Van Gogh worked. While in Montmartre, visit the Sacré-Coeur (Sacred Heart). This pristine, white-stone church features one of the world's largest mosaics, which depicts Christ with outstretched arms, and a massive 19-ton church bell. Sit on the steps outside the church for wonderful views of the city to absorb the Parisienne joie de vivre (joy of life).

Musée d’Orsay, Pompidou Center, Musée Rodin, Musée de la Vie Romantique

Stroll through centuries of artwork at the Musée d’Orsay (closed on Mondays), which houses an extensive collection of impressionist masterpieces by Monet, Degas, Renoir, and Cezanne, or drop by the Pompidou Center, an architectural wonder and home to the National Museum of Modern Art. Musée Rodin, contains most of the artist's significant sculptures, including The Thinker, The Kiss, and The Gates of Hell and the quaint Musée de la Vie Romantique, located in a private mansion, includes mementos of the romantic literary figure George Sand, as well as paintings by Ary Scheffer.

Place des Vosges/Marais District

A few blocks from the famous Bastille Square, this charming area is full of historical buildings and art and shopping possibilities. Visit the Picasso Museum, or the Victor Hugo House to learn more about the author of Les Misérables, and the Hunchback of Notre Dame.

City Parks

The impeccably formal Garden of the Tuileries offers an unbroken vista towards the Place de la Concorde, the Arc de Triomphe and the Grande Arche. It remains the largest and oldest public garden in Paris today. Jardin du Luxembourg is loved for the greenery and multitude of statues, playgrounds and the famous Guignol puppet show. Opened in 1780, the Parc du Champ-de-Mars extends from the École Militaire to the Eiffel Tower. A hotspot for national events, it can be accessed freely and offers the most beautiful view of the capital’s landmark monument.

Shakespeare and Company Bookstore

In the Roaring 20s, this quirky bookstore on the Bohemian Left Bank was the meeting place for some of literature's greats, like Hemingway, Fitzgerald and Joyce to name a few.

Islands of Paris: Île de la Cité & Île Saint-Louis

The largest is Île de la Cité, with its famous Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris. It is also home to Sainte-Chapelle adored for its intricate stained glass windows and La Conciergerie, a prison-turned-museum where Marie Antoinette, Robespierre, and 40,000 other victims of the Reign of Terror were processed before their execution. Its sister island, Ile Saint Louis was developed in the 17th century by King Louis XIII as a retreat for the wealthiest Parisians, and is still largely residential with much of its original village charm. The island is possibly Paris’ most idyllic setting for a day of shopping, dining, and browsing an art gallery.

Seine Bridges

Find your favorite bridge, there are 37 and they are all different, from plain to gilded and from new to over 400 years old. The top 5 are: Pont Neuf si the oldest bridge in Paris dating back to 1578, the time of King Henry III. The Pont Royal, which gets its name from its royal benefactor King Louis XIV is near the Louvre Palace and the Tuileries garden. Pont Alexandre III is immediately recognized for its beautiful decorations of lampposts, cherubs and nymphs and gilt gold. It was built as a symbol of the relationship between the Russians and French and is named after Tsar Alexander the III. The Pont des Arts was the first metal bridge built in Paris. Arts seems to be perfect name since the bridge has been the source of inspiration for numerous painters and artists. The Pont au Double is a single arch bridge made out of cast-iron. Initially built as a bridge to carry patients to the hospital, it collapsed in 1709, and was replaced with the bridge that it seen today.

Markets and Specialties

Ask your Local Host how to get to the flea market for affordable objets d’art, or visit one of the food markets. The French know how to turn food display into an art form. See rainbows of fresh fruit and vegetables, soft palettes of bread and colossal wheels of cheese; France has over 400 varieties of cheese! And when you're ready for dessert, specialty stores abound-from tarts and pastries to crêpes and pain au chocolat. Other specialties to try include onion soup with a fresh baguette, coq au vin (a classic chicken dish), croque-monsieur, quiche Lorraine, escargots, steak-frites and famous French wines and champagne.

Shopping

Shop at haute couture boutiques in the rue du Faubourg Saint Honoré district or the Champs-Elysées, avenue Montaigne. You may want to spend some time browsing the Galeries Lafayette (with weekly fashion shows) and Printemps department stores. Perfumes and scarves are classic gifts, as well as French berets, lace, collection dolls and pottery.

Cafés

When you are ready for a break, join the locals at one of the cafés, sip a glass of wine or a café au lait (hot milk coffee), and watch the world go by in true Parisien style.

Père Lachaise Cemetery

Walk through the world’s most visited cemetery and burial grounds of many famous people including Oscar Wilde, James Morrison and Frédéric Chopin.

Nice

Monograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Nice, France. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host® about Nice and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host® will share local Nice insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host® in Nice

My name is Anastasia. I am originally from Russia, and I immediately fell in love with Nice when I arrived at age 10. I am happy to show you all the treasures of our beautiful French Riviera. It is no coincidence that many famous artists like Chagall, Matisse, Renoir, Fitzgerald and others, were inspired by this region’s natural beauty and historic heritage.

Matisse Museum

The Musée Matisse is a national museum devoted to the work of French painter Henri Matisse. It gathers one of the world’s largest collections of his works, tracing his artistic beginnings and his evolution through his last works. The museum, which opened in 1963, is located in the Villa des Arènes, a 17th-century villa in the neighborhood of Cimiez.

Archaeology Museum

The Musée Archeologique de Nice-Cemenelum is located right on the site of the former Cemenelum, the hub of the Roman dominion in the region. The archeological findings excavated here range from tools to jewelry and everything in between (coins, pottery, sculptures) for a clear picture of the life of the ancient inhabitants.

Marc Chagall Museum

In 1966, Marc Chagall gave 17 large canvases from his Biblical Messages series which included 5 versions of The Song of Songsto which form the heart of the museum. A second gift in 1972 brought all the preparatory sketches, so you see the complete work from conception to finish. More items were later added, making this the largest collection of his work.

Castle Hill

A short walk from the Old Town, Colline du Chateau, offers a maze of greenery, a lovely waterfall, and magical views over Baie des Anges, Old Nice and the Port. You can reach the top in an Art-Deco lift or take the steps (escalier Lesage).

Mont Boron

Climb to the top of the hill to find a heavily wooded area that is a protected national park, with walking trails and extraordinary views of the city and the ocean.

Food and Flower Markets

Every day, except Mondays, there is a colorful food and flower market at Cours Saleya, the famous promenade in the South-West part of Vieux Nice. Food stalls are also at Place Pierre-Gautier, a square adjacent to Cours Saleya which is surrounded by cafes and impressive monumental old buildings. Enjoy the aroma of fresh fruit, vegetables, bread and all kinds of delicacies. On Mondays, the area becomes an antiques market.

Shopping in Nice

Don’t miss Galeries Lafayette, a department store brimming with treasures, or the chic Rue Paradis, with many of Nice’s international designer stores. Also stop by the small boutiques displaying craftwork and Provençal fabrics in the Old City, or the jewelry shops on the Avenue de Verdun. Good buys include bags, scarves, perfumes, flower oils, soaps, colorful linens, and local pottery including the unique figurines Santons de Provence. Shops are generally open from 9am to 7pm, closed on Sunday and public holidays.

French Cuisine

When you’re ready for something sweet, there’s plenty of mouth-watering patisserie to tempt you. Or try crêpes, with a wide variety of fillings both sweet and savory. France has over 400 varieties of cheese and remarkable wines to sample. Then there’s the Salade Nicoise, traditionally made with local olives, oil-cured tuna, and anchovies. Sip a pastis; it’s flavored with aniseed and is a specialty of southern France. Your Local Host will be pleased to assist you with more information about the local cuisine.

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