Nice is a beautiful city on the Côte d’Azur. Known for its stunningly blue water and pebbled beaches, it’s the perfect gateway to the renowned resort towns of southern France. If you want to be as close as possible to the beach, we’d suggest staying in the Old Town of Nice, a busy, compact historic district with lots of charming restaurants, shops, and markets. If you want to experience Nice like a local, look for hotels or vacation rentals just outside of the Old Town. Either way, you can get to many places via train or car, making Nice a great base if you want to discover other cities like Monte Carlo, St Tropez, or Antibes.