It is easy flights from the UK to warm and glamorous Nice in the south of France, including convenient and competitively priced flights from London, Birmingham, Liverpool, and Manchester. Disembarking visitors arriving at Nice's C'te d'Azur International Airport arrive at one of two terminals. The numerous, convenient options for flying from the UK to Nice make it a great destination to take a holiday.
Nice is located in the French Riviera, about halfway between Monaco and Cannes. It is a leading resort in that area. Because Nice is close to Monaco, Nice's airport serves as the airport for that city-state. Nice is the fifth largest city in France and is a very popular tourist destination. Its population is approximately 348,000 people. It is the second largest city in France, after Paris, and therefore has the second busiest airport. Nice has a large influx of Italian, Spanish and Portuguese immigrants.
The blue skies and the turquoise waters of the Mediterranean flanked by beaches of fine sand make Nice a renowned travel destination. The area gets very crowded in May during the yearly Cannes Film Festival. And in addition to Cannes, Nice offers its Jazz Festival and the Carnaval de Nice as well. All year-round, Nice is known for its nightlife.
Visitors flock to Nice for its mild Mediterranean climate. Rainfall and snow are rare in Nice. The summers are hot and dry, the spring is windy and fall and winter are mild. The beautiful weather is one of the main reasons Nice is so popular with tourists.
A popular spot in Nice is the Promenade of the English located directly on the beach. This promenade is home to many shops, restaurants, and hotels. A short walk from the promenade takes visitors to the Place Massena, the city's main square. The square has a wonderful Mediterranean look with its red tiled roofs and Italian architecture.
Many of Nice's annual calendars of public celebrations take place at the Place Massena. These include the national holiday Bastille Day on July--. Other attractive public squares tourists should see in Nice include the Place Garibaldi, the Place Rosetti, the governmental center at the Place du Palais, and the Cours Saleya. The Cours Saleya affords a bustling flower market, and the courts of law are to be found in the Place du Palais, also a popular area for nighttime entertainment for tourists and locals alike. The Place Rossetti is also popular for its nightlife.
In addition to its outdoor charms, Nice has also several art museums, wonderful shopping and fine dining. Local ingredients like olive oil, fish, fruits and vegetables play a big role in the cuisine of Nice. Bouillabaisse and ratatouille are among the well known specialties in Nice.
Travelers have no trouble finding dining options for their tastes and budgets, ranging from quaint, home-cooked meals to the finest formal dining. Whichever level you choose, you will not be disappointed. And if cuisine Nicoise is not to your liking, there are options for foreign cuisine for you as well.
Whether it's glamour, beaches, shopping, watching for celebrities, nightlife, culture, or great food, Nice has something to offer every traveler.
Tom Martens is the content coordinator for Bestukflights.co.uk the UK's premier flight and travel comparison portal which includes a detailed section on Travel and Flights to Nice