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Nice Budget Holiday

created by fahad on 2016-06-24

Nice Budget Holiday

Nice has been the favored destination of the international elite for a long time, associated with glamor and celebrity. However, this gem of the French Riviera still retains much of its old charm and hospitality and also caters to low budget travelers.

For four euros you can get a day pass to the tramway which is the best way to get around Nice, although much of the city is also walkable. Even consider the seven day Lignes d’Azur bus pass.

Head down to the Promenade des Anglais, and soak up some of the Nice charm. Or spend the day lazing around at one of the beaches nearby. Old (Vieux) Nice has an outdoor Sunday bargain that offers antiques and retro items with low budget prices. Make sure to hone your bargaining skills.

A Nice budget holiday tip is to check out the Museé Marc Chagall, which opens its doors for free on the first Sunday of every month. And if you are interested in French landscaping, the Parc Phoenix near the airport is an excellent location, with only 2 euros entry.

A budget holiday to Nice must also include a hike up to the Chateau park, from where you can get an excellent view of the Riviera and Nice itself. You could also take the chair-lift to here.

Consider also traveling to Cannes for a day trip. It's not too far on the train, and very budget friendly and comparatively quieter.

Nice budget dining options include Lou Pistou, where you can dine on cheap local specialties such as anchovy tarts, or L’Allegro, serving excellent Italian cuisine with low budget prices. Or head to the port and try out some of the seafood restaurants there, which are bound to be good and aren’t too pricey.

On your budget trip to Nice, make sure that you organize accommodation in advance, as prices rise last minute. Le Grimaldi and Notre Dame Hotels are travelers favorites. Comte Hotel de Nice is also an excellent option.
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    Parc Phœnix

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    Sight

    The Parc Floral Phoenix houses a botanical garden, bird and insect zoo and a strangely tacky them...

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    Promenade des Anglais

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    Sight

    The Promenade des Anglais (French pronunciation: ​[pʁɔm.nad de.z‿ɑ̃ɡlɛ]; Niçard: Camin dei Anglés...

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    Musée National Marc Chagall

    15 votes

    Museum / Gallery

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    Lou Pistou

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    Restaurant

    Lou Pistou is a familial little place, run by a husband-wife team. It is very popular with the lo...

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    Marché aux Fleurs

    35 votes

    Shop

    A world famous flower market known to draw artists and photographers to its vibrant location in t...

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    Le Parc de la Colline du Château

    38 votes

    Sight

    A park with a panoramic view of history. To get to this scenic hillside destination with a breat...

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    The Old City

    23 votes

    Neighborhood

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    Hôtel Comté de Nice

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    Hotel

    Appartements Comté de Nice are conveniently located in Nice within 500 metres from the train stat...

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    Hôtel Mercure Nice Centre Notre-Dame

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    Hotel

    Featuring a rooftop pool with panoramic views over Nice's city centre, Mercure Nice Centre Notre ...

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    Galion Plage

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    Beach

    Perhaps Nice's most popular beach, with a number of cafes and restaurants bordering it. Services ...

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    Cagnes-sur-Mer

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    City

    A small medieval town surrounded by olive groves. Not far from Nice, could make a great day trip.

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