Nice has been attracting tourists since the 1700s, drawing in the aristocrats to promenade along the seaside in horse-drawn carriages. Not much has changed since then except you can do the same thing in an exotic car rental of your choice. Nice has become a city of glamourous yachts and top celebrities so start your engines and join in. Sitting between Sardinia, Piedmont and Liguria, the city of Nice is known to be a hybrid of French and Italian culture with its architecture and setting especially reflecting its Italian heritage. Take your luxury hire car to Vieille Ville and drive through the narrow curving streets between old buildings. Set aside some time to gaze at the authentic red-tile roofs and explore the small restaurants and markets of the old town. Nice is situated on the coast of the Mediterranean Sea where many enjoy walking or skating across the promenade that extends for 7km, kayaking, swimming or simply lounging on a deck chair. Relax and enjoy the seaside and picturesque views.
One of the main attractions in Nice is Promenade des Anglais, the famous street that travels along Nice’s Mediterranean waterfront; prepare to be amazed by the clear blue waters. Also, make sure you head down to Nice’s most beautiful beaches, such as Opéra Plage, Le Galet, Castel Plage or Ruhl Plage. Take your luxury car rental and drive just 20 minutes east of Nice to Cap-Ferrat to be dazzled by turn-of-the-century mansions and unspoilt coasts. This route provides countless supreme photo opportunities of the views along the Riviera. You can even continue your drive down Route nationale 98 to experience the entirety of the French southeast coast for a short but memorable road trip. Nice is home to a vast cultural scene and is well known for three of its museums - Musée Matisse, Musée Marc Chagall and d’Art Moderne et d'art contemporain- where you can find the largest exhibition of both artist’s work and many other French masterpieces. Enjoy a day at Parc de la Colline du Château, a historic hilltop park offering breathtaking views of the French Riviera, including Baie des Anges, Vieille Ville and the Port. A couple of the park’s most popular attractions also include a surprising man-made waterfall and lush greenery. Likewise, Parc Phoenix is popular and offers visitors to see animals and plants, and is known for having one of Europe’s largest greenhouses. Nice Cathedral is one of the city’s main landmarks which was built in the 17th century and is located in Vieille Ville. Despite its modest exterior, the cathedral’s interior comprises of lavish baroque design and ornate sculptures and paintings. Monastère de Cimiez, established by the Benedictines in the 800s is another must-see, offering exquisite gardens, flowerbeds and topiaries. For the football fans, you can take a day to visit the new Allianz Riviera stadium and watch live football from August to May.
Whether you decide to sail, fly or drive to Nice, your chosen car will be waiting for you wherever your journey begins. You set the drop-off location and time, and we deliver. You can choose from a selection of hundreds of available models and filter through car type, brand, fuel, gear, seats and drive to find your dream car hire. Marvel at the magnificent coastline in a convertible supercar, explore the winding streets in a nifty hatchback or take the whole family for an unforgettable trip in a luxury SUV- the choice is yours.The cost of car hire varies depending on your chosen model but prices for luxury car hire in Nice start from €309 per day.
If you are looking for fresh, local food head on down to Vieux Nice’s Saleya market, where small producers from the Alpine foothills come almost everyday to sell delicious produce. Saleya market is also renowned for its irresistible array of multicoloured flowers. On Mondays, the produce market is replaced with a flea market where you can browse for antiques and find hidden gems. Although make sure you head over to the market to beat the tourist rush. You cannot leave Nice without trying the handful of mouthwatering local dishes that they have to offer. Why not give a Salade Niçoise, Socca, Ratatouille, fougasse bread, onion tart or Daube Niçoise a go? For those with a bit of a sweet-tooth, Nice is the perfect place for you. The city is packed with glaciers, crêperies and cafes which are often open until the early hours where you can enjoy a sweet treat. In February, the city really comes alive as vibrant parades for the Nice Carnival begin. The Nice Carnival attracts hundreds of thousands of spectators each year so do not miss out and get involved.