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Côte d'Azur Card
"Make the most of your time in France’s Côte d'Azur with your Côte d'Azur Card and enjoy free or discounted entry to many of the top tourist attractions in Nice and the French Riviera.Cruise out into the Baie des Anges for panoramic views over the rugged coastline. Visit popular museums and galleries including the Museum of Asi and admire Modernist masterpieces at the Marc Chagall Museum (Musée Marc Chagall). Head up to the Nice Observatory on the Mont-Gros plateau for an evening of stargazing or explore Nice in style by Segway. Blend your own perfume at Nice’s popular Fragrance Bar or take the Route de Bellet deep into rural France and sample fine wines at the Bellet winery. With your Côte d'Azur Card in your pocket you’re free to choose the venues attractions and adventures you’d most like to experience.Elsewhere along the Côte d’Azur
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Private Tour: 4-Hour Sightseeing Tour in Nice
"Meet your guide at the previously arranged and time and start your private tour. First head to historic part of Nice Cimiez. This is not only a place for a winter holiday of Queen Victoria which is commemorated by a statue at the top of Boulevard de Cimiez it is also the site of the Roman city Cemile-num. In 2C there were at least 20000 Romans living here. Many vestiges of their city remain. With your guide you can walk around the Site Archeologique Gallo-Romain. You'll see magnificent Monastery Franciscan and and walk along the famous rose garden
From EUR360.00
 
Private Tour: 4-Hour Sightseeing and Wine Tasting Tour in Nice
"Meet your guide at the previously arranged and time and start your private tour. Your guide will then take you to the Old Town of Nice. You will drive across the Promenade des Anglais this wide promenade facing south and flanking the sea along its entire length provides wonderful views of the Baie des Anges and a popular place for a lengthy stroll. The guide will show you the famous architectural buildings located on the Promenade des Anglais: Hotel Negresco the Massena Museum Mediterranean Palace and we will stop in front of the Old Town near the Apolonia monument on the Square Massena.Take a stroll through the old town with your guide. A visit begins on the Cours Saleya where are many small and cozy shops and restaur this elegant Baroque square is home to the famous flower and vegetable market. The tasting will begin at the oldest wine cellar Bianchi. You will be able to taste the best wines of Provence and the neighboring Italy
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Beach Tips (58)

The Azure Water

this will be pictures of the azure waters of the Bai Des Anges in Nice which is part of the famous French Riviera.

the large pebble rock beach along Baie des Anges is parallel to the Promenade Des Anglais and it starts from from Nice Airport on the western edge to the foot of Mont Boron in the east (besides the port of Nice) and the beach are composed of large pebbles called galets instead of sands. Since it is a pebble beach, the large amount of walking around is done via the promenade des anglais instead of along the beach area. The beach is a mish mash of public areas and enclosed private areas where there are wooden spikes that cover the private beaches and you need to pay from 15 to 20 euros to enter them and have a complimentary beach towel and beach beds and beach chairs and umbrellas. on the public beaches, you need to bring your own stuff. the azure waters are not that deep in some areas and you can even swim to a certain distance. however be cafeful of the riptides.


there are lifeguards on duty from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm during summer and spring.








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machomikemd
Aug 23, 2016

Private Beach Enclosed Areas

this will be my pictures of the private beacheas along the baie des anges of which most are enclosed with woken spike enclosures and some even have private entrances fronting the promenade des anglais with separate concrete steps going to the private beaches of which you need to pay 15 to 20 euros per person to enter and have free beach beds and chairs and umbrellas and order from the private restaurant and bars on some of the private beaches.

the large pebble rock beach along Baie des Anges is parallel to the Promenade Des Anglais and it starts from from Nice Airport on the western edge to the foot of Mont Boron in the east (besides the port of Nice) and the beach are composed of large pebbles called galets instead of sands. Since it is a pebble beach, the large amount of walking around is done via the promenade des anglais instead of along the beach area. The beach is a mish mash of public areas and enclosed private areas where there are wooden spikes that cover the private beaches and you need to pay from 15 to 20 euros to enter them and have a complimentary beach towel and beach beds and beach chairs and umbrellas. on the public beaches, you need to bring your own stuff. the azure waters are not that deep in some areas and you can even swim to a certain distance. however be cafeful of the riptides.


there are lifeguards on duty from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm during summer and spring.






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machomikemd
Aug 22, 2016

The Public Beach

this will be my pictures of the public beach areas along Baie Des Angles of which you need to bring you own stuff such as beach towels, chairs, umbrellas, etc but has free entrance and are accessible from the many concrete stairs along promenade des anglais.

the large pebble rock beach along Baie des Anges is parallel to the Promenade Des Anglais and it starts from from Nice Airport on the western edge to the foot of Mont Boron in the east (besides the port of Nice) and the beach are composed of large pebbles called galets instead of sands. Since it is a pebble beach, the large amount of walking around is done via the promenade des anglais instead of along the beach area. The beach is a mish mash of public areas and enclosed private areas where there are wooden spikes that cover the private beaches and you need to pay from 15 to 20 euros to enter them and have a complimentary beach towel and beach beds and beach chairs and umbrellas. on the public beaches, you need to bring your own stuff. the azure waters are not that deep in some areas and you can even swim to a certain distance. however be cafeful of the riptides.


there are lifeguards on duty from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm during summer and spring.




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machomikemd
Aug 22, 2016

The Pebble Beach of Baie des Anges

the large pebble rock beach along Baie des Anges is parallel to the Promenade Des Anglais and it starts from from Nice Airport on the western edge to the foot of Mont Boron in the east (besides the port of Nice) and the beach are composed of large pebbles called galets instead of sands. Since it is a pebble beach, the large amount of walking around is done via the promenade des anglais instead of along the beach area. The beach is a mish mash of public areas and enclosed private areas where there are wooden spikes that cover the private beaches and you need to pay from 15 to 20 euros to enter them and have a complimentary beach towel and beach beds and beach chairs and umbrellas. on the public beaches, you need to bring your own stuff. the azure waters are not that deep in some areas and you can even swim to a certain distance. however be cafeful of the riptides.


there are lifeguards on duty from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm during summer and spring.


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machomikemd
Aug 22, 2016
 
 
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Nice Beach! of Nice!

As you can Nice really does have a nice, or rather beautiful, beach! and it goes for miles....what a lovely view from this end of the beach looking over the main centre of town and the promenade that runs all the way down alongside called promenade des Anglais.
Above or behind me is the cliff top park with excellent 360 degree views.

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angiebabe
Feb 23, 2016

Central Public Beaches

In front of the old town there's a stretch of public beach which is actually separated into two (although you can barely tell the difference). Opera beach is a short stretch of sand in front of the Opera house, naturally, next to the private Plage Beau Rivage. Ponchettes Beach is further down towards the castle, and starts about where the Beach Volleyball court is. Both beaches offer fantastic views of Nice's Angel Bay as it sweeps up along Mont Boron.

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antistar
Nov 29, 2015

Blue Beach

Public Beach

A short walk from the centre, Blue Beach is one of the best public beaches in the city. It's child friendly and is the only public beach open all year round. There are water sports, like parasailing, to enjoy or just watch. And it's right by the grand hotel Le Negresco.

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antistar
Nov 24, 2015

Enjoying Nice Beach

You must wear Jellies ! The stony beaches can hurt and be hot in the summer so wear the right thing on the beach. If you don't like the look of the person next to you then move away some were else.
I have been coming to Nice since 2001 and its a wonderful place. There has been some trouble in the Cours Saleya area but its become a big drinking place at night if you don't like that kind of thing then stay away and go home at a sensible time. Walking the streets with revealing clothes on late at night is going to attract the wrong kind of attention. If your a girl never ever walk alone in any city anywhere late at night (after 10pm). I like Villefranche beach because its sandy, it costs one euro on the 100 bus to Menton. In the village center you get of the bus walk straight ahead The Tourist office is on the corner of the Tree Lined avenue on your right and its on the right. Beach is a 10 minute walk. If your lazy jump on the tourist train and it will take you down the hill to the beach.

The only downside to this beach is it gets busy I sometimes walk around the corner passed the excellent Lounge Beach Petite, good service and good ice creams ! Here I sit with the locals on the narrow strip by the other two bars. The first one is the best, reasonable prices and nice nuts with your drink, good to watch the sun go down here. The last time I was there along came a group of young Americans (I think they were extra's in the movie Wall E they were very square and big... they all went in the water together, the girls shouted stuff like " Oh its salty" "Oh its so warm" and the boys flexed they arms with a small ball in the water and after about ten minutes they all left,
and floating in the water was a huge menstrual pad, dripping with blood. I got a plastic sack and collected it up and put it in the bin, by the way there were no other people in the water around them at that time. That was not a nice experience. The next day there was two artists from the USA painting the scene in front of them on the same part of the beach. One of them had included the couple and there baby girl who sat next to him on the beach. When the couple noticed this they asked him how much for the painting I nearly fell of my perch when I heard what he said "five hundred, i can sell this back home in the gallery for at least a thousand"
Well the got chatting and smoking and the artist told the man he had five children back home ( he looked about 20 to me ) and then the sob story about how he missed them, but he was here to paint and make his flight home. I looked at the mother and raised my eyes and she smiled at me, she new it was a con and we both shook our heads.
All the beach area is patrolled by the police on bikes, cars, roller blades and even in there swimming trunks. Which is very good because there are some unruly french boys and girls who come down and just behave very badly , strange macho behavior including spitting at each other and throwing sand every where, when they leave the beach it was strewn with coke cans and rubbish left behind by them, but this was early in the year before the police presence.

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Aug 15, 2010
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Beach and Promenade des Anglais

One of the reasons most people go to the Riviera is to walk along the beach or promenade and watch the rest of the world go by. And they do go by; on roller skates, skateboards, bicycles, jogging, powerwalking, or like us, walking at their own pace. On the beach are several restaurants and bars where you can sit under a sunshade and enjoy a glass of wine or a full meal. On the landward side of the street are cafes, hotels and restaurants, most of them on the expensive side. Here are some photographs to give you an idea of what you will see.

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Dec 31, 2009

A Lovely Stretch of Beach

You won't find powdery white sand at Nice's shoreline, but you will find a long stretch of beach strewn with pebbles worn smooth by years and years of wave action.

It was Fall when we traveled to Nice and although the beach was dotted with visitors, only a couple people ventured into the waters. The view was a good enough enticement!

I've read that most consider beaches near Old Nice, at the west end of the city, best. There is a charge to use them (15 euros) and said to be well worth the price. You'll find umbrellas, chairs and beach mats for rent, plus eateries and showers/restrooms.

If you ask for "premier ligne" you have an unobstructed ocean view from your chair. Otherwise, you may find yourself several rows from the water. Child-friendly beaches: The Blue Beach, La Reserve

We didn't have much leisure time to spend at the beach, but it would be a good choice if you do have an afternoon free to do so.

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Nov 15, 2009

Public or Private

The pebble beach of the Baie des Anges is divided up into public & private sections.

The public ones are great places to sunbathe, but obviously they get crowded.

The private ones are of course not free. They do however have lockers for your valuables as well as a supply of sunbeds & umbrellas. Some of them even have restaurants on the beach & a carpet covering the pebbles.

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tim07
Nov 15, 2008

la Plage

Along the length of la Promenade des Anglais are scenic beaches where les niçois and holidayers go to get some sun. There are public beaches where anyone could bring a towel and private beaches where one could rent a mattress, but both get super crowded in the peak summer months. Although beautiful and scenic, these beaches are not the best on the Côte d'Azur. The reason is that they are pebbly rather than sandy, which is not the most comfortable to lie or walk on... And forget building a sandcastle!

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MM212
Nov 02, 2008

Things to Do Near Beach

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Chagall Museum

This museum is located in the district of Cimiez and contains the largest collection of works by this artist. Marc Chagall Russian-French artist was born in 1887 and died in 1985, He was a pioneer...
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The Port of Nice

If you climb up Castle Hill, you will get wonderful views over the Port of Nice. We also walked there to catch the number 100 bus to Monaco. This leaves from the centre of the harbour near the Church...
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Parc de la Colline du Château

As well as visiting the remains and gazing at the views, while on Castle Hill, visit the beautiful monumental cemetery. It has three sections Catholic, Protestant and Jewish. Many of the monuments...
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Place Garibaldi

Place Garibaldi or Garibaldi Square is one of the oldest and the largest squares in Nice. It was designed by Antonio Spinelli in the second half of the eighteenth century. In its centre stands a...
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Musee d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain - MAMAC

If you are going to visit only one art museum in this art rich city, it should probably be this one - the mamac. Four floors of modern art housed in an impressive modern interpretation of...
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The Promenade du Paillon

The River Paillon once separated the old and new parts of Nice. Nowadays most of it has been covered over and made into a long stretch of pleasant parkland. We walked along it starting from the sea....
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Along the coast of the Baie des Anges

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