Located on the sun-kissed shores of the French Mediterranean between Marseille and Genoa, Italy, just about everyone has heard of Nice - and just about everyone wants to go there. This region of southern France, the Côte d'Azur, is fondly called the French Riviera. It features one of the most beautiful coastlines in Europe, a mild, sunny climate and wonderful cultural opportunities. Nice is no exception and attracts visitors from around the world: a popular holiday spot for the rich and famous, many jet setters own homes in and around Nice, and even James Bond spent time there during one of the 007 films. You can join the "beautiful people" and visit this fabulous place by booking discount travel to Nice through Direct Flights, your online travel specialist.
This beautiful city is one of the premier resorts on the French Riviera, and it offers much to visitors on Nice travel packages: beautiful gravel beaches and blue-green waters, a wide array of shopping, splendid restaurants, renowned museums and galleries, and much, much more. Take advantage of it with Direct Flights deals! Direct Flights offers cheap flights to Nice and discount accommodation for your stay in Nice. The inviting Promenade des Anglais, a long seaside promenade, is a microcosm of Nice that provides an overview of the city and its charms: royal blue chaise lounges along the shore provide spots from which you can watch the comings and goings, with vendors selling crepes, locals jogging or rollerblading, waiters taking orders or bringing cocktails, and guests on their way to or from one the nearby seaside restaurants, shops or elegant hotels.
The Cours Saleya Flower Market, a colourful place lined with cafés and souvenir shops, offers spectacular flowers and produce. Equally spectacular is the Matisse Museum. Nice was the inspiration for Matisse, and this museum showcases his works, from his early period through the end of his career.
Vieux Nice (Old Nice) is a maze of narrow streets dripping with local colour. It offers shopping for local wares, wines and gourmet gifts, numerous restaurants, and hip bars and nightclubs. A visit to the local chateau will provide a spectacular view of the city and the sea, while the Russian Cathedral offers a much more unusual sight - Russian onion-domes near tropical palm trees. The Russian aristocracy often visited Nice and the cathedral is one of the many marks they left on the city. Ancient Romans also visited the area, and they left their mark too: the ruins of a Roman arena and bathhouses. Amongst French cities, Nice is second only to Paris in its number of museums and galleries, and one of the finest is the Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain, a showcase for French and American avant-garde art from the 1960s through the present. Works by the big names in pop art are displayed in this museum, including Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein, Robert Rauschenberg and Yves Klein.
No trip to Nice would be complete without a visit to its famous gravel beaches. The rocks are smooth and don't deter sunbathing - while nude sunbathing is prohibited, topless sunbathing is quite common.
Visitors on Nice travel packages can also use their accommodation in Nice as a base to explore nearby destinations such as Cannes, best known for its annual film festival; Monaco and its luxurious Monte Carlo casino, thriving nightlife and world-renowned auto racing; and Saint Paul de Vence, a fortified hilltop village in Provence full of art galleries, elegant fountains and breathtaking views. Direct Flights books cheap holidays to Nice from just about anywhere in the world, including Australia and the United Kingdom. We'll help you plan your discount travel to Nice and then make your travel arrangements, all from the convenience of your home or office computer.
Flights to Nice arrive from London, Paris and other cities, and frequent cheap flights to Nice are available from low-cost airlines. With Direct Flights, there's no need to visit a travel agent's office, and you'll get the best travel deals available. So treat yourself and explore this world-renowned holiday destination: book your discount travel to Nice through Direct Flights.