Nice City Guide Introduction

Nice City Guide Introduction - Nice, France

The urban gem of the Côte d'Azur, Nice is a beach town with culture to spare. Nice is relatively affordable and considerably less expensive than Cannes or Monte-Carlo. Still, this is the south of France, where the cost index is not generally budget-friendly.

While Nice may be defined by its inviting beaches, it's also a center of art and culture. The Marc Chagall and Matisse museums are superb, and St. Nicholas Church, a Russian Orthodox confection, is real treat. Artwork and worship aside, Nice is infused with its very own distinctive Mediterranean atmosphere. The city's dense, gorgeous old town streets, sexy promenade des Anglais and pleasantly social quai des Etats-Unis all make Nice irresistible. So enjoy a cool drink, order some bouillabaisse and slather on some sunblock. Nice is nice year-round.

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Who are we? EuroCheapo is a guide to budget hotels in Nice and throughout Europe. Our editors show up unannounced at affordable hotels, inspect the rooms, take some photos, and write up a review. If we like it, we pass on the hotel recommendation to you. All of our picks are clean, central and cheap.

Nice’s budget hotels tend to be situated around the train station and in the Centre Ville. We’ve hunted these down, and ventured along the Promenade des Anglais to see what a Cheapo can afford.

Getting started: Ready to find the right hotel for your budget? Head straight to our list of recommended budget hotels. If you need help choosing a part of town, take a minute to read through the neighborhood overview. Finally, for tips on keeping things cheap in Nice, be sure to check out the articles listed below.

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