No matter what time of year you visit, there will always be something to see and do in Nice. While the summer is obviously popular for the beautiful blue skies it brings, visit in February and you'll get to enjoy their annual carnival - one of the biggest in the world, it dates back to 1274 and sees everyone get all dressed up as they throw flowers around.
Come Christmas time, you'll find a charming market sprawling through the city, decorated with thousands of twinkling lights - a truly magical display that will have you feeling as warm inside as a visit in hot July.
With our luxury Nice apartments and villas, you'll be at the heart of it all. But if you're hoping to explore more of the South of France, we've got holiday homes across the French Riviera, Provence-Alpes and Corsica too.
Of course, you'll want to make the most out of Nice's glorious year-round sunshine. Head to Promenade des Anglais, a 7km stretch along the seafront that was built back in the 1800s by English expats - hence the name. You'll find shops, bars and restaurants galore with beautiful views of the ocean as you go.
For a quintessentially French experience, head to Marché Aux Fleurs Cours Saleya. Located in the Old Town, this flower market is classic Instagram fodder, so whether or not you buy any fresh blooms, you can still enjoy a fragrant wander before buying a fresh pastry from the food stalls.
If you want a break from being outside all day, there are so many museums to explore throughout your time in Nice. For art fans, prioritise Musée Matisse - it traces the career of the beloved artist, who lived in this city for almost 40 years. But if you're more into your music, the Palais Lascaris boasts an impressive collection of ancient musical instruments.
As sunset approaches, it's time to head up La Colline du Château, a hill that was once home to a medieval castle. You'll be rewarded with the most beautiful city views, passing a waterfall as you go - so pack a picnic and take it all in.
When holidaying in Nice, you'll be inundated with 5-star eateries and French delicacies to try. A hearty favourite, daube niçoise is a beef stew that also features bacon, carrots, porcini mushrooms, and brandy, plus lots of local herbs and spices.
For vegetarians, fried courgette flowers will become an instant favourite - sometimes they even come stuffed with cream cheese. Despite its humble beginnings, ratatouille is also widely served, simply made up of Mediterranean vegetables.
For those on a budget, there are also various street-food favourites on offer. For a meal on the move, we'd suggest trying a pan bagnat - a round sandwich filled with everything you'd usually find in a Niçoise salad. Don't miss a slice of pissaladière - a thicker pizza cousin that's covered with tomatoes, anchovies, black olives and various fresh herbs.
Another portable meal, chickpea-based socca pancakes are made with olives before being loaded with spices. Then, to end your day on a sugary note, sample a slice of tourte aux blettes - a pie that's made with chard and typically served with apples, grapes or pears. Nothing beats a fresh slice on a cool night with a glass of white wine on the side!
Fried courgette flowers