I’m not a big fan of the saying “Nice is nice.” It’s not nice. Your Aunt Mildred with three cats who brings you chicken soup when you’re sick is nice. Nice is remarkable.
It is a city straddling two cultures, defined by its intersection of French and Italian history, and you see this everywhere: the food, the lifestyle, the street artists, the warm hospitality.
Lucky for you, it just so happens that Cook Travel is running a special on business class flights to Nice from JFK for $2100.
So, once you book your flight and buy a new bathing suit, we recommend staying at Le Perouse. Built on a promontory next to the sea, the establishment offers the most beautiful view of Nice and the Bay of Angels. You arrive through a discrete entrance, as if you were visiting a private home. Next, an elevator takes you to the heart of this high-perched building filled with charming labyrinths and clinging to a steep hillside covered with luxurious Mediterranean vegetation. The impression of a patrician mansion is reinforced by warm tones on the outside façade, contrasting with surprisingly contemporary furnishings made in fine materials on the inside.
Abutting a cliff overlooking the city and sea, this boutique hotel is a minute’s walk to the beach, and a 6-minute walk to the Cours Saleya markets in downtown Nice.
For dinner, head to Michelin-ranked Chantecler. With two stars, Jean-Denis Rieubland has turned Chantecler into Nice’s finest restaurant. Rieubland defines his cuisine and his style as “inspired by Provence, with the respect of its products and traditions.” He likes transmitting his taste of “the true” and offers a masterly menu served in the great tradition of French gastronomy.
It’s June now, and the time for summer vacation is upon us. Take advantage of our great flight special and book your trip to Nice!
Spent 4 days there recently. Don’t miss st. Paul DE Vence. ..about an hour outside of Nice by bus.We also enjoyed the antique market they have on Mondays. All the restaurants were reasonable and had great food and wine.
Definitely!!! We agree on all fronts. Thanks so much for reading!! Antique markets are among my favorite, so next time I’m in the area, I’ll definitely have a look.