Last summer I was fortunate enough to spend almost two weeks in the South of France. I stayed in Nice, Cannes and Antibes. While these three towns are incredibly close together and easy to travel between they do each have their own character which is why I split my time between them.
Nice has a beautiful old town and is renowned for its pebbled beaches and the beach clubs along the boardwalk.
Food: the food everywhere in old town was really yum and fresh. I did not have a single bad meal during my time in Nice. My recommendation would be to wander around old town at night and look at menus, there isn’t a lot of diverse offerings but the French food on offer is incredibly well prepared and your taste buds will thank you for it.
Beach clubs: It can be expensive to rent a sun bed on the beach in Nice but it doesn’t have to be. If you do your research you should be able to find a bed for around 15-20€ a day. I tried a few different beach clubs but my favourite was Plage Beau Rivage. A bed was 20€ for the day and there was carpet that you could walk along down to the water so you didn’t have to burn your feet on the sand and the facilities they provide are excellent and very clean.
Things to do: there are plenty of things you can do in Nice other then lying on the beach. The best thing I did during my time was to walk up to the castle. There isn’t actually a castle that’s just what the signs say instead it’s a really good view point over that looks out over the old town and the beach. I went up with some friends and we took some cheese and wine and enjoyed watching the sun set over the town.
I also spent one morning wandering around the market. There was a lot of fresh produce including flowers and fresh fruit. I purchased some of the fruit and took it to the beach with me to nibble on throughout the day.