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When to visit Nice


Sunset Nice
White Flowers

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 in winter

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.
Nice beach

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
6:54 am
Sunset
8:04 pm
Currently
Fair
Temperature
19 oC
Recorded
05:58
02/09
03/09
04/09

Tomorrow

Low
19 oC
High
26 oC
Forecast
Sunny

Thursday, 4th September

Low
19 oC
High
26 oC
Forecast
Mostly Sunny


Temperature and rainfall Averages for 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.
Golden Nice

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 Iris
Yellow Spring
Purple Wild Spring


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.
The unbearable lightness of being, Nice




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 Anglais
Roses are Red
Take the plunge into warm Mediterranean waters


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.
November on the Med


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 skies
Fresh slopes
Magical 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.

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French Riviera » Nice » Old Nice
150 sq.m. Apartment #0389
French Riviera > Nice > Old Nice > Appartement Des Fleurs
9 Photos
Bedrooms:
4
Sleeps:
8
Price/night: [?]
$381
Per person (x8):
$48
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.
French Riviera » Nice » Old Nice
47 sq.m. Apartment #1187
French Riviera > Nice > Old Nice > Beautiful New Loft - Top Location
6 Photos
Bedrooms:
1
Sleeps:
6
Price/night: [?]
$173
Per person (x6):
$29
contemporary, 5 star luxury, city centre
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.
French Riviera » Nice » Old Nice
47 sq.m. Apartment #1109
French Riviera > Nice > Old Nice > Nice Old Town Beach Apartment
10 Photos
Bedrooms:
1
Sleeps:
4
Price/night: [?]
$205
Per person (x4):
$51
tranquil, sea view, city centre
This chic one-bedroom apartment is in one of Nice's celebrated hot spots, overlooking the Baie des Anges. Enjoy stunning views of the Mediterranean while staying in one of the most celebrated areas of the Côte d'Azur.
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