I had never ever thought about going to France as you don't really hear a lot of people talk about it... I was always more of a Spain girl because it's so easy to get to and the weather is always so nice but, France is literally 100x more beautiful! There is so much to see in France that I never even knew existed. As I was only there for 2 nights we tried to cram in as much as we could! I've seperated this into a few different posts this time so you can check out the different ones:
Hotel - The Beau Rivage - Nice
24 Rue Saint-François de Paule, 06300 Nice, France
We stayed in a hotel called The Beau Rivage in Nice. It was a really nice hotel in a really good location, in the street back from the beach, right in the heart of the 'old town' of Nice. The room was a good size, very clean and well maintained. The staff were super friendly and attentive, I would definitely recommend staying here.
From the moment I arrived I was in awe of the Town, it is so beautiful and 'old' - meaning that it has a lot of heart. Nice is infact an extremely old town that hasn't had much work done to it which was what I loved; every corner you turn has so much history behind it, it almost becomes surreal. The buildings have so much character that they reminded me a little of Madrid, I feel they have the same vibes but France is a lot calmer. We went to a chilled beach club called Deli Bo which is a bit further down the post!
We found this cute little beach club by the sea in Nice where we spent most of the day just sunbathing and chilling out, they had beds/chairs you can rent for the day and a lovely restaurant for lunch and food whenever you want it. We shared a lovely sea food platter which had prawns, calamari and a few other bits of seafood inside.
It was super relaxing and quiet there with a few kids in and out of the water, not like your typical beach club, we had (several) cocktails and a nice chilled day.
Evening One - Nice
We headed out for dinner on our first evening just to find somewhere in the old town ( 1 minute walk from the hotel) we didn't have any recommendations or suggestions so we just found a restaurant that looked busy. Unfortunately our food wasn't great so I would suggest you do a bit of research before going into the nicer places to eat :)
Day Two - Monaco - Monte Carlo
The next morning we went out to explore the wonderful world of Monaco, (20 minute taxi from Nice) which I have heard so much about! Boy does it live up to its name! The town is literally idyllic, we got dropped off and our first stop which was the Palace Of Monaco, which is up quiet high and overlooks the harbour.
The views literally take your breathe away. It was busy when we was up there so id maybe advise you go a little earlier to avoid a lot of tourists! Cruise liners stop here so thats why theres always so many people up there as it is the 'point of interest' in Monaco.
We then went to Nikki Beach Club and Club Nobu for dinner and I have made seperate posts you can read by clicking on links below!
I literally had the best last day because I made the girls do the open top bus tour around Nice! It was so much fun but so so hot (make sure you take sun cream and plenty of water haha)
The bus had 14 stops where you were free to 'hop on hop off' around the town. We didn't get off anywhere just rode the course because we didn't have much time because we were flying that night and I just wanted to see what was there really. I'd highly recommend doing the open top bus as you get to see so many amazing buildings and different parts to the town that you wouldn't even know exist!
How cute is this sign at the airport? Overall I had a lovely time in Nice and would recommend it for a couples break away or little trip with the girls! There is so much we didn't do and I wish we had a few more days there to explore! Let me know if there's anything else you want to know about :)
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