Nice – Best Organized City

Nice, France

It’s only one year ago since we’ve visited Nice. It was from the 21st to the 24th February – just 3 nights, but we can tell you one thing… We have never seen such a beautiful and well organized city before in our lives! And one of the best parts about visiting Nice is its prices!

If you live in Europe you have very good deals waiting for you Papayager – so use them! For our Papayagers living outside Europe – don’t worry, we got you covered!

Of course first, we will mention all our own experiences including prices and deals upon the flights we took, the restaurants we chose, the train tickets we bought and much more!

After that, we will go through today’s best deals and prices you can find in top booking sites and local services! With other words – we do all the hard work for your trip to Nice, so that you don’t miss any remarkable experience!

Wait, what is nice known for?

Before we start, you may want to get familiar to Nice, but you have no time for another research, right? Papayage knows that and we want to educate you in the best way possible – quick and memory friendly. Here is an image we constructed just for you Papayager!

Steps to finding the best deals

Now we’ll show you the exact steps we took to find the best deals in the tourism market for a little trip to Nice! You can rely on them and find your best deals today.


Ryanair is a very economic airline and therefore our inspiration by offering us a perfect deal for 4 days travel to Nice. That’s how we came to the idea of visiting that incredible city!


For the dates of 21.02. to 24.02.2020, we got a price of 43,50 € per person from Stuttgart to Nice with 10 kg baggage as a round trip. It’s nothing, right? That’s what we thought, so we immediately booked two tickets!


No matter what type of apartment you are into, the apartment we booked is surely something for you too. With a distance of only 250 m away from the beach and 300 m away from the center – which is Place Massena – you’ve got the perfect place to stay in this marvelous city!

Our stay had a duration of 4 days, which cost us 318,75 € for two. You think this is much? I’ll tell you why you are wrong by thinking that:

  • Very central and quiet location
  • Modern interior design
  • 50 m² big
  • 2 double beds (1 in the bedroom and 1 in the mezzanine upstairs)
  • Free Wifi
  • A/C for the hot summer
  • Fully equipped bathroom
  • Fully equipped kitchen

And so much more!

STEP 4: Gathering information

Depending, which type of tourist you are and what you love to do in your vacation, you choose if you can relate to the following statement. Let’s test your preferences.

Click on the topic that interests you the most:

  • History of Nice – Relive the story 
  • Best restaurants with local food
  • Sightseeing to leave your mark
  • Places & Events – Experience local culture
  • Fast & cheap transportation options
  • Hidden gems – Feeling like a local


History of Nice – Relive the story

Are you also someone that feels empty, when you go to other cities without being informed before about its origin and history?

Well after this blog article you will definitely know more about Nice than any other tourist out there. Are you excited? Let’s jump in then.

Nestled along the azure coastline of the French Riviera, Nice is not just a city; it’s a living tapestry of history, where the past intertwines seamlessly with the present. As you wander through the charming streets and bask on the sun-kissed beaches, you’ll find intriguing tidbits of history that still shape this vibrant Mediterranean gem.

> The Nikaia Legacy

Nice’s history dates back over two millennia when it was known as “Nikaia” by the ancient Greeks. The name itself stems from the Greek goddess Nike, symbolizing victory. Today, Nice continues to be a symbol of triumph, attracting countless visitors who revel in the city’s winsome charms.

> The Italian Connection

Nice’s identity has been shaped by various rulers, including the Greeks, Romans, and Italians. In the 19th century, it was part of the Kingdom of Sardinia, a reminder of the Italian influence that still resonates in its culture and cuisine. Don’t be surprised to find dishes like Socca, a chickpea pancake, or Pissaladière, an onion and anchovy tart, reminiscent of this historical connection.


> Promenade des Anglais

Stroll along the Promenade des Anglais, a beloved stretch of the city’s seafront named after the English aristocracy who frequented Nice during the 18th century. This elegant promenade, dotted with palm trees and grand hotels, remains a popular gathering place and a living testament to the city’s enduring allure.

> Queen Victoria’s Influence

The English affinity for Nice was further cemented when Queen Victoria herself visited in the 19th century. She stayed at the Hotel Excelsior Regina, which is still in operation today. Queen Victoria’s visit helped transform Nice into a fashionable winter destination, attracting Europe’s elite.

> The Colorful Old Town

Wander through Nice’s Vieille Ville (Old Town) and get lost in its labyrinthine streets, where you’ll discover the city’s medieval origins. The architecture, with its pastel-hued buildings and narrow alleys, evokes a sense of timelessness that captivates modern visitors.

> The Castle Hill

Climb to the top of Castle Hill (Colline du Château) for breathtaking panoramic views. This historic site was once a military stronghold and has witnessed centuries of conquests. Today, it’s a serene escape from the bustling city and a vantage point to admire Nice’s beauty.

> The Modern Mosaic

One of Nice’s most surprising historical legacies is its vibrant artistic scene. The city has long been a muse for artists, including Henri Matisse, who spent significant time here. The Matisse Museum in Nice showcases his works, reminding us of the enduring inspiration that this city provides to creatives from all over the world.

In Nice, history is not confined to the pages of a textbook; it’s a living, breathing entity that continues to shape the city’s identity. As you explore the streets, savor the cuisine, and soak in the Mediterranean ambiance, you’re not just visiting a destination but stepping into a timeless journey through the annals of Nice’s captivating history. So, as you relive the past, remember that in Nice, history is not a thing of the past—it’s an integral part of the vibrant present.

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