Nice: Seaside Cultural Port


With an abundance of sumptuous resorts, exclusive villas and sublime metropolitan hotels, the French Riviera is an iconic honeymoon destination and the ideal place for newlyweds to enjoy the warm hospitality, cuisine, and renowned romance of southern France.

Situated on the coast between Antibes and Monaco, Nice is one of the French Riviera’s most popular destinations. Served by its own international airport, it is accessible directly from most major international hubs, or via connecting flights from Paris. 

For a more relaxed alternative, Nice has a direct link from Paris via the highspeed TGV train network. Travelling at speeds up to 300 km/h, the journey takes about 6 hours as it meanders through some of the most compelling scenery in France. 

A melting pot of international cultures, Nice and the Riviera present travellers with a grand mix of history and old-world opulence. With glorious year-round sunshine, azure seas, beautiful accommodation, fabulous dining, and some of France’s most impressive vineyards, it has something for everyone.

Nice is a vibrant city filled with Baroque architecture, markets, avenues, and beachfront promenades. The wider area has beautiful hiking trails, quaint unspoiled coves, and many cultural attractions, including perfumeries, monasteries, museums, and churches. 

Away from the city, day trips to Monaco, St. Tropez, Cannes, and the vineyards that surround the city are highly recommended. Choose from guided bus and boat tours, or stay independent and make use of the excellent transport links. 

The choice of luxury accommodation in the city is impressive. The historically important Hotel Negresco is located on the cosmopolitan Promenade des Anglais. It offers guests traditional beachfront accommodation, terrific service, and fantastic old-school Michelin-starred dining.

For something a little less hectic but no less striking, Hotel La Perouse is ideal. Located on a quieter stretch of the beach, it boasts fantastic rooms and facilities and a fabulous cocktail bar, home to the fabled French Kiss, a signature cocktail featuring a heady blend of champagne, strawberry liqueur, and honey.

Dining out in Nice is delightful, and the choice of cuisines is unrivalled. Favourite spots include Le Bistrot d’Antoine serving dishes that celebrate the old scoundrels of the city, while for a romantic tête-à-tête try the minimalist splendour of Pure & V. If you want to sample Old Nice’s cuisine, book a hosted Gourmand Journey, a culinary voyage through the city’s markets and port.