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When to visit Nice

Sunset NiceWhite Flowers

Nice in winter
In the Beginning

The French Riviera, and Nice specifically, was initially made famous as a Winter holiday resort. It was established as a holiday destination by Northern European royals and aristocracy who came here searching for respite from their own colder and damper climates. Queen Victoria loved Nice and kept a residence in the town of Cimiez.

Nice beach
All Year Round

In the 1950's the South of France was 'discovered' by the Hollywood set and American literati who much preferred it as a summer jet set location with its luxury apartments, villas and yachts to rent. In the 1960's Brigitte Bardot put St Tropez on the map and a summer season was firmly established.

Nowadays Nice is seen as an all year round destination, with its mild climate, sunny beaches, proximity to ski slopes, outdoor life, and easy access from almost anywhere in the world, there are not many reasons why you shouldn't go.

Current Weather Forecast For Nice

Nice Weather

Sunrise 6:52 am
Sunset 8:08 pm
Currently Mostly Cloudy
Temperature 13oC
Recorded At 01:00


Low 13oC
High 16oC
Forecast Partly Cloudy

Monday, 14th April

Low 13oC
High 17oC
Forecast Partly Cloudy

Temperature and rainfall Averages for Nice

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Hi Temp (oC)   13     13     14     16     19     23     26     27     24     20     16     13      
Sea Temp (oC)   14     13     13     14     17     20     24     25     23     20     17     15      
Rainfall (mm)   76     74     74     64     48     38     18     31     66     112     117     89      

Golden Nice
Nice in Spring

Springtime on the Riviera is an amazing time. The sun is gathering momentum for a long hot summer but has not yet reached boiling point, so it is the perfect temperature for sightseeing and walking. It's also the time when everything hits its growth spurt and the entire coastline is blooming.

It is still a relatively quiet time of year so there is less competition for holiday rentals or apartments to rent and there is more chance that you will have your choice of accommodation. The throngs of summer visitors have not yet arrived, so it is a good time of year to visit if you are not fond of crowds.

Spring IrisYellow SpringPurple Wild Spring

The unbearable lightness of being, Nice
Nice in Summer

In Summertime there is a sense that everyone is on holiday, because the majority of people are. It's an atmosphere that's infectious and the entire town feels alive with holiday makers. August is the traditional French holiday month and everywhere becomes very busy, and a lot of fun.

You need to be in the spirit of things, taking things slowly, prepared to relax and hang around or else it will drive you crazy. If you don't like crowds then wait until September or head for the hills. The sea is also a great escape, with routes from Nice to Cannes and Nice to Monaco amongst others.

Promenade Des AnglaisRoses are RedTake the plunge into warm Mediterranean waters

November on the Med
Nice in Winter

Famous for its winter sun this is the time to come if you need to escape the grey skies of Northern Europe. Not necessarily for the warmth but for that rich, deep blue, clear sky it's absolutely perfect. One walk on Nice's Promenade des Anglais is all you need to lift your winter spirits.

It also has the option of available skiing. There are three ski stations within a 2 hour drive of Nice Airport and buses that run up and down daily. It means that you can have the best of both worlds, skiing by day and Nice city night-life for your apres ski entertainment.

One thing the winter also gives you exclusively is incredible sunsets. Something you won't find in the summer months, the absence of clouds can have its negatives too.

Winter skiesFresh slopesMagical winter skies over Nice

Renting holiday Accommodation in Nice

If you are interested in holiday accommodation in Nice at any time of year and want to browse the rental villas in Nice that are available to book through Riviera Rental Guide then please use the menu below or 'browse rentals' in the main menu.

To get some further ideas and tips browse through some of our other sections, what to do in Nice or where to eat. Insider tips holds a few secrets to getting the most out of your stay while the Holiday Central will put you in touch with other visitors and help you keep track of all your holiday photos and videos. You will also find lots of useful phone numbers and addresses in our Riviera Rental Guide directory.


Some top holiday rentals in Nice

Appartement Des Fleurs

French Riviera » Nice » Old Nice 150 sq.m. Apartment 0389
»Holiday rental apartment
»Price per night:$402.35
»Per person (x8):$50.29
City Centre
Charming four-bedroom apartment, ideally located in the old town of Nice, overlooking the Flower Market. Within walking distance of shops, restaurants, cafés, beaches and the famous Promenade des Anglais.

Beautiful New Loft - Top Location

French Riviera » Nice » Old Nice 47 sq.m. Apartment 1187
»Holiday rental apartment
»Price per night:$182.89
»Per person (x6):$30.48
City Centre, 5 Star Luxury
This stunning, re-designed luxury apartment for up to 6 guests has great modern amenities and is situated in the heart of the charming Carre d'Or, next to Old Town district and just a minute's walk from the beaches, Cours Saleya and Place Massena.

Rue d'Italie City Centre Apartment

French Riviera » Nice 100 sq.m. Apartment 0991
»Holiday rental apartment
»Price per night:$121.64
»Per person (x6):$20.27
City Centre
Located on the first floor of a beautiful Niçois villa in the heart of the bustling city centre of Nice and only a 10-minute walk from the beach and the Promenade, this charming two-bedroom apartment has all you need to make the most of your holiday.


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