Visit Nice in winter

Visit Nice in winter

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Leave the cold and rain behind this winter and make unforgettable holiday memories in the Côte d’Azur sun! Nice is one of the best cities to visit in France over winter because of its mild climate. The Best Western Plus Hôtel Masséna Nice brings you its selection of must-dos and must-sees this winter in Nice. Pack your bag, Nice has surprises in store!

 

Must-dos this winter in Nice

  • Explore Nice in the sunshine

The sun always shines on the Côte d’Azur, even in winter! Uncover Nice's iconic sites without having to get your umbrella out: the Promenade des Anglais Vieux-NiceNice portPlace Masséna and Promenade du Paillon.

 

  • Cultural outings in Nice

Nice is famous for its museums and hosts countless exhibitions every year that millions of tourists flock to. Check out the Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain and Natural History Museum of Nice, just a 10 minute walk from the Best Western Plus Hôtel Masséna. A cultural outing for you, your children or with your loved one!

 

  • Shopping in Nice

Your 4* hotel in central Nice is in the perfect spot for an afternoon shopping in Nice during the winter sales. A short walk takes you to the biggest luxury stores in Nice's Carré d’Or and Galeries Lafayette, Nicétoile shopping centre and major high street stores such as H&M, Zara and Sephora.

 Shopping in Nice in winter - Best Western Plus Hotel Masséna Nice
Shopping in Nice in winter - Best Western Plus Hotel Masséna Nice

 

  • Day out skiing in the Southern Alps

Winter means snow and skiing! Make the most of Nice's prime location between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea to spend a day skiing with the family during your stay at the Best Western Plus Hôtel Masséna. The nearest ski resorts are ValbergIsola 2000 and Auron, all within easy reach on the Lignes d’Azur 100% Snow bus or a 1.5 hr drive by car. 

 

  • Have al fresco drinks in Nice in winter

Spend your winter break soaking up the many heated terraces at the restaurants and cafés in Nice. Some of them also provide blankets e.g. Le Bateleur in the Vieux-Nice and Le Café des Chineurs on Rue Cassini near Le Petit Marais. Ideal for a cosy drink with friends after a long day in the mountains!

Ski in Nice - Credit Isola2000
Ski in Nice - Credit Isola2000

 

Must-sees in winter in Nice

Winter in Nice kicks off with the unmissable Christmas Market on the Promenade du Paillon, a 2 minute walk from the Best Western Plus Hôtel Masséna. Gaze at the illuminations and decorations adorning the square and explore the many surprises awaiting in the market: skating rink, big wheel, Christmas food tastings, chalets selling artisan products and more.

Visit Nice in Winter - Best Western Plus Hotel Masséna Nice
Visit Nice in Winter - Best Western Plus Hotel Masséna Nice
 

Get the year off to a sporty start celebrating the Prom’Classic 20th anniversary on January 5th 2020 in NiceA 10km run with breathtaking scenery awaits with a spectacular finish on the famous Promenade des Anglais

 

Winter ends on a high on the Côte d’Azur with the famous Nice Carnival. It's France's most famous carnival and one of the best-known in the world lasting 3 weekends and attracting over 200,000 spectators every year. Come and see the Carnival King and his subjects parade on the theme of "King of Fashion". Get the full experience with the whole team at the Best Western Plus Hôtel Masséna Nice in fancy dress with surprises galore.

Nice Carnival at the Best Western Plus Hotel Massena Nice
Nice Carnival at the Best Western Plus Hotel Massena Nice
 

Have a dreamy break in Nice over winter! Book your holiday at the Best Western Plus Hôtel Masséna Nice to be in the heart of the action and within easy walking distance of all the biggest events.