Flights And Sights

Flying To Nice With American Airlines

Revel in the beautiful light and vistas of the French Riviera with American Airlines flights to Nice, France. With its location along the shores of the Mediterranean, it's a perfect destination to discover the ageless allure of the Cote d'Azur. With information on the best things to do in Nice, it's easy to plan a carefree, relaxing trip.

Things to Do in Nice

One of the best-known activities in Nice focuses on the beautiful shores and seascape. There are over a dozen private beaches and 20 public beaches for simply relaxing in under the Mediterranean sun. The public beaches are located along the Promenade des Anglais, which itself serves as a focal point of Nice. At the Promenade des Anglais you can go for a jog, let the kids play, ride a bike or simply sit on a bench and gaze at the water without getting sand in your shoes. If, however, putting your feet in the sand is your goal, you'll be happy with your options. Choose a public beach, which is free to access, or a private beach, most of which charge a daily fee if you are not a guest of one of the hotels. The private beaches offer changing facilities, restaurants, chairs, umbrellas and towels, which ensure a truly enjoyable day along the shore.

If you'd like to explore more of the city, opt to go on a tour of museums, another of the most popular things to do in Nice. In fact, Nice ranks second, only behind Paris, for the number of museums and galleries in any city in France. The Fine Art Museum (Musee des Beaux Arts) houses a staggering quality of exhibits, ranging from the 13th to the 20th century. Here you'll be able to view works by Claude Monet, Auguste Rodin, Jean Honore Fragonard, Edouard Vuillard and Pablo Picasso, among many others. The Modern Art Museum (Musee d'Art Modern et d'Art Contemporain, or MAMAC) features modern and contemporary pieces from the 1960s through present day. The Natural History Museum (Musee d'Histoire Naturelle) focuses on the forces of nature that shaped the region. The Terra Amata Museum (Musee d'Archeologie de Nice - Site de Terra-Amata) features a reconstructed prehistoric hunting campsite; the museum was built on the site where the historic discovery was first made. There is also a museum devoted to Henri Matisse (Musee Matisse) housed in a renovated 17th-century villa that includes the artist's personal collection. There's another museum dedicated to Marc Chagall (Musee National Marc Chagall) that features his paintings, sculptures, stained glass windows, sketches and more. And that's just a partial list of museums in Nice!

If you're wondering where to start pursuing activities in Nice, the Nice City Sightseeing Small Group Tour gives a wonderful overview in about three hours, offering plenty of picturesque photo ops. If you'd like to explore more of the French Riviera outside of the city, think about the St. Tropez Small Group Day Trip From Nice or the Monaco and Eze Small Group Day Trip from Nice. The city's ideal coastal location affords you many opportunities for discovery.

Fly to Nice and soak up the unique charm of France's fabled Cote d'Azur. Browse our flights and book your trip today!

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