Located in Nice Saint Isidore, the Servotel Saint-Vincent features an outdoor pool with a furnished sun terrace . The hotel is 8 km from Promenade des Anglais and the beaches of Saint-Laurent-du-Var . Allianz Riviera Football Stadium is 750 m away . Palais Nikaia Concert Hall is a 5-minute drive from the property .
Servotel Saint-Vincent offers free WIFI, air-conditioned and soundproofed rooms with modern dcor and a balcony . They are equipped with a flat-screen TV with cable channels, a minibar with 1 free soft drink, and a private bathroom .
A buffet breakfast and innovative cuisine inspired by the regional specialities are prepared at the Le Saint Joseph restaurant . Meals are served in the classy dining area or on the covered terrace . Guests can enjoy a drink at the hotels bar .
Groceries, bars and restaurants can be found within a 10-minute walk and the hotel is located a 3-minute drive from a commercial centre and a 13-room cinema complex .
The hotel is close to the A8 motorway and 10 minutes from Nice Airport, located on the roads leading into Southern Alps ski stations and Mercantour National Park . The Train des Pignes Train Station is 500 m away and goes to Nice city centre .
A large funfair is held
in Luna Park with rides and attractions for the delight of young and not so
young spectators every year. (Palais des Expositions, esplanade de Lattre de
Years Concert (Acropolis).
Lyrique at the Opéra.
du Lycéen et de l'Etudiant (Trade Fair for students) (Acropolis).
Bionazur, (Trade fair of natural and organic produce)
du Mariage (Acropolis).
The Nice Carnaval
draws visitors from all over Europe and North America to this ancient spectacle.
This "Mardi Gras of the Riviera" begins sometime in February, usually 12 days
before Shrove Tuesday, celebrating the return of spring with parades, floats (corsi),masked balls (veglioni), confetti, and battles in which young women
toss flowers.. Climaxing the event is a fireworks display on Shrove Tuesday,
lighting up the Baie des Anges (Bay of Angels). King Carnival goes up in flames
on his pyre but rises from the ashes the following spring.
International Trade Fair. (Palais des Expositions, esplanade de Lattre de
Tassigny - Port)
of the Paris-Nice Cycle Race (Promenade des Anglais.)
(Promenade des Anglais).
Plant Festival (Parc
Festin des Cougourdons.
A traditional festival with local folklore and decorated "cougourdons" which
takes place every spring. The interesting shapes of these gourds grown in the
area, lend themselves to a wide variety of interpretations ...
Printemps des Poètes
Tennis Tournament .
Symphonic Concerts (Opéra).
Chevalet (day of easels) (Jardin Albert 1er)
International Dog Show.
Nice International Semi-Marathon
Egg-hunt (Parc Floral Phœnix).
Printemps des Musées
With this festival,
probably the oldest folk tradition in Nice, every Sunday in May; dancing,
picnics, folk dancing brighten up the Cimiez gardens and amphitheatre.
The cooking of Nice is
highlighted in the city's restaurants.
Symphonic Concerts (Acropolis).
International, Contemporary Art Fair
(Jardin Albert 1er).
Sacred Music Festival
(Churches in the old town).
Fête de la musique,
free concerts throughout the city.
Salon du Livre
(Book fair) (Jardin Albert 1er).
Every year the fishermen
of Nice celebrate Saint Peter's day. The festivities open with mass in the Gesù
church, followed by a processsion all the way to Les Ponchettes beach (in front
of old Nice) where a boat is burned in honour of their patron saint.
Fête de la St–Jean
(dancing and bonfires) (Carras).
Pan Bagnat Festival
Voucalia, Festival of
Mediterranean Polyphony and Traditional Music .
Nice Festival du Jazz,
occurs for a week in mid-July.A roster of great jazz artists perform in the
ancient Arène de Cimiez. For information and tickets, contact the Comité des
Fêtes, Mairie (town hall) de Nice, 5 rue de l'Hôtel-de-Ville, 06000 Nice
Inspired by the great
American jazz performances, this international jazz festival is one of a kind.
Every year it draws the most famous soloists and bands to the incomparable venue
of the Cimiez gardens and Amphitheatre.
Nikaïa : International
With this meeting, the
city of Nice has obtained a leading place in the world-class athletic events
calendar. Every summer, 20 000 spectators crowd into the Charles Ehrmann Stadium
to attend a program of competitions with the world's champions
Celebration July 14: Fireworks Promenade des Anglais.
Entertainment (Théâtre de Verdure).
Ball for the Libération
of Nice (Place Masséna).
International Summer Chess Tournament.
of Military Music (every 2 years)
Fête du patrimoine (heritage
Swimming 4 km (Baie
120 km (Haut Pays Niçois)
race 30 km (Promenade des Anglais).
Historic Automobile Tour de France.
patronale de la Ville de Nice Sainte Réparate
(Parc Floral Phœnix).
Children's workshops (Parc
Rock and Mineral Show (Parc
Bain de Noël -
Christmas dip, the first Sunday after Christmas.
Chess Tournament .
: International Star Regatta.
Christmas Village (espace
Masséna: jardin Albert 1er).
Arts and Entertainment
Arènes De Cimiez
av. Arènes de Cimiez, Nice
Jazz and pop concerts are held during the summer.
Château de la Moutte
rte. des Salins, St-Tropez
Every July and August, Classical Music Concerts take
place in the gardens
For ticket information, inquire at the St-Tropez
Classical music and ballet performances take place
at Nice's convention center
the Palais des Congrès
Esplanade John F. Kennedy, Nice
Festival De Jazz D'antibes-Juan-Les-Pins
Every July the Festival is held under ancient pines.
It's one of the oldest festivals in Europe and claims to have hosted the
European debut performance of Miles Davis. More recent jazz greats gracing the
tropical nights include Herbie Hancock, Kyle Eastwood, and Joshua Redman.
Festival De Musique De Chambre
In August, Menton's takes place on the stone-paved
plaza outside the St-Michel Church.
Nice Jazz Festival
In July, the Jazz Festival draws international
performers from around the world for outdoor concerts in the Parc de Cimiez
north of the center, the Matisse museum, and the Roman arena.
pl. du Casino, Monte Carlo, 377/92-16-22-99
This is the main venue of the Opéra de Monte-Carlo
and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Monte-Carlo, both worthy of the magnificent
Opéra De Nice
4 rue St-François-de-Paul, Nice,
The season runs from September to June.
Théâtre Municipal Francis-Gag
4 rue St-Joseph, Nice
This venue offers independent theater productions of
traditional and contemporary works.
Théâtre De Nice
promenade des Arts, Nice
headed by stage and screen star Jacques Weber,
alternates productions imported from Paris with creative experiments of the
Centre National Dramatique Nice Côte d'Azur.
Nice's seafront is home to
at least seven different public beaches. None of them has sand; they are covered
with gravel (often the size of golf balls). The rocks are smooth, but can still
be difficult to navigate for people with poor balance or sensitive feet. Tucked
in between the public beaches are the private beaches of hotels. Most of the
public beaches are divided into two sections: a free area and an area where you
can avail yourself of the chaise longues, mattresses, parasols, changing
cabanas, and freshwater showers for a fee. Nude sunbathing is prohibited, but
toplessness is common. Take bus nos. 9, 10, 12, and 23 from the center of town
to get to the beach.
Nice Destination Overview
Nice (pronounces Nees) stretches over a
coastal plain opening southward onto the Mediterranean, bounded from East to
West by a succession of wooded hills. In the background, rise the first
magnificent peaks of the foothills of the Alps, some reaching over 9000 feet
above sea level. This spectacular city is the capital of the French Riviera and
the largest city between Genoa and Marseille
Modern Nice stands on the same spot in the hills
overlooking the sea that was originally selected by the Greeks and subsequently
the Romans for settlement. In the intervening years, the city has spread down
to the flat land along the water. Sheltered to the east and the west by
outcroppings of rock, and with the Maritime Alps to the north, Nice has an ideal
climate with mild winters and perfect summers.
Nice is also France’s fifth largest city, and the
top cruise ship port in France. Almost 200,000 passengers use the Port of Nice-Villefranche
annually. Located in Southern Europe at the southeastern extremity of France,
Nice is a privileged crossroads between the Alps, Provence, Corsica and Italy.
The French Riviera is not
only famous for its coastline, and its incomparable weather. The ski resorts
in nearby mountain villages have steadily gained in popularity over the years.
Guaranteed sunshine, pristine snow and mountain peaks are all within easy reach
Easily accessible to Nice
are the towns of Eze, Vence, Grasse and St. Paul. The route in their direction
is one of olive groves and pine woods stretching for miles down to the shore.
Foothills are carpeted with flowers in the light that inspired generations of
painters from Renoir to Matisse to Picasso.
For many, the Riviera
offers all the grandeur of bygone days: casinos, stately hotels, villas, and
historic sites. Hotel Beau Rivage is where Henri Matisse lived and painted. Now
a gentle, low-key resort, life thrives in Nice amid pure air and sun above the
blue of the Mediterranean, and modern art museums flourish.
As long as anyone can
remember, the French seaside Riviera was Europe's foremost resort. Graced by
palms, beaches and sub-tropical flowers, the Azure Coast (Côte d’Azur)
ranked for over a hundred years as the preferred first class travel destination.
In the mid 20th
century the Riviera additionally became known as the place where the bikini got
its start, and a whole new leisure lifestyle evolved. Mid-July to early
September now marks the high season, when stars of the entertainment world
arrive for sun and sports from golf to horse racing.
It is easy to get around
the Riviera with its excellent rail service, luxury buses, and car rentals. In
Nice, just a few blocks from the Promenade des Anglais is the colorful "old
town" with open-air market for shoppers, and restaurants with hearty Niçoise
cuisine at moderate prices.
Centrally located, Nice is
77 miles south of Paris, and 20 miles northeast of Cannes.
From the Nice airport,
(the second largest in France), trains and buses travel the entire coast.
Because of its brilliant sunshine and relaxed living, artists and writers have
been attracted to Nice for years. The city has, on average, 300 days of
sunshine a year.
It also has 5 miles of
marvelous beaches, many attractions of interest to families with children, and
the relaxed lifestyle that makes it the perfect place for a family vacation.
The French and Italian influenced cuisine can also be described as “sunny”. The
favorites range from seafood, salads, stews, grilled fish and meat, to delicious
pancakes and fine wines.
Shopping in Nice is
exciting as well. In addition to quality department stores there are hand
crafted and embroidered items and many fascinating antique shops.
Nice has a selection of
dynamic theaters, concert halls, and an opera, as well as nightclubs, a casino,
a variety of cabaret restaurants and live music bars. Local festivals are
always popular, especially Carnaval et Bataille de Fleurs and the annual
Acres of parks and
gardens, filled with paths for walking and cascades of brightly colored flowers,
add to the warm welcome, joyful spirit, and many reasons to visit and revisit
this city without equal.