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Senior Destination: A Visit to Nice, France PDF Print E-mail

Nice (pronounced Neese) is a beautiful city on the coast of the Mediterranean in the South of France. It’s a gateway to Cannes and other Riviera vacation areas. Consider a nice stay in Nice:

Getting there: Many U.S. and international airlines serve Nice. Check out package deals that combine flights and hotel stays in or around the beach city. Stay at the beach: The Holiday Inn Resort Nice - Saint Laurent Du Var is next to the ocean. The location is perfect, only minutes from the harbor and Saint Laurent seafront area. Guests have access to a private beach and can walk to some good shopping and dining areas.

Dine in style: Le Chanteclier restaurant is at the city's beautiful Hotel Negresco. The hotel has been one of the best in the world for 100 years and the Michelin-starred restaurant never disappoints. The 15,000 bottle wine cellar is great.

Visit A Famed Artist’s Home: Henri Matisse lived in Nice from 1918 to 1954, and willed his personal art collection to the city. It’s the foundation for the Matisse Museum of Nice, located on the Cimiez Hill of the city.

Nice of Ancient Rome: The city's Archeological Museum is also located on the Cimiez, and presents a thorough history of its ancient past. Also visit the famous Roman amphitheater of Nice, one of the best preserved in the world.

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