One of the nicest cities in France, Nice is an ideal city for a break – all year round.
From art to ice cream, skiing to spas – here are five fab things to do in Nice. Thanks to bmi, we’ve got two flights to Nice to giveaway! Find out how you could win below.
bmi fly to Nice daily from London Heathrow.
1. Nice skiing and snowboarding – Isola 2000
Within just one hour of Nice Cote D’Azur Airport is Isola 2000. This large ski area has over 120km of slopes and was purpose built for convenience. With a vertical drop of over 800m and over 40 lifts including a funicular railway – Isola will easily keep even advanced skiers and snowboarders occupied for a week or more.
2. Nice Art
Nice is a city with a love of art both old and new. The Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain offers a permanent collection of Pop Art which will appeal to the trendy set, and at the opposite end of the brush, the Musée National Message Biblique Marc Chagall offers a collection of biblically-themed masterpieces.
3. Nice Neighbour – Monaco
Just a short drive up the coast is the city-state of Monaco. Worth a visit for being the second smallest independent state in the world, as well as a playground for the rich and famous, spend a day here and take in the super yachts, super cars and super views of the Mediterranean. F1 fans will also know Monaco for playing host to perhaps the best known F1 race on the circuit with its narrow, twisted streets creating a high-octane event.
4. Nice Nature – The Phoenix Floral Park
This seven hectare park claims to be Europe’s largest botanical garden and is a green oasis of exotic trees, flowers and shrubs. A giant greenhouse supports seven different tropical habitats and there’s also a bird house, orchid garden, aquarium and a caiman infested lake! A great spot for romantic couples as well as kids, the Park Phoenix is one of the Nice’s greatest green zones.
5. Nice and Old – Vieux Ville
The best way to get a real feel for Nice’s history and atmosphere is to take a stroll through Nice’s old town. Start off wandering through the stalls of the famous open-air Cours Saleya markets where you can sample fresh cheese, bread, jams and nougat. Then head deep into the backstreets to find homemade pasta shops and street food. Finally, finish off with a visit to Fenocchio’s Ice Cream Parlour which has become a Nice institution, serving 59 types of ice cream and 35 sorbets. Nice!
WIN: 2 flights to Nice with bmi
Just tell us in 150 words what the nicest thing about you is.
Enter by leaving a message on the Skyscanner Facebook page – or by emailing us at:
Be sure to put “Nice flights” in the subject line if emailing!
We’ll award the nicest answer the prize!
Draw closes: 30th January 2012.
Terms and conditions:
1. This offer is non-transferable and no cash alternative will be offered
2. This offer is valid for two persons on a Nice return booking, travelling in Economy, on a bmi flight and must be booked on flybmi.com. Taxes included.
3. Bookings must be made by the 24th February 2012. Travel must be completed by 31st May 2012.
4. This offer applies to flights departing London Heathrow airport.
5. bmi reserves the right to change or alter this promotion at any time.