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Nice's Best, by Paul Shawcross

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NICE’S BEST is the ideal travel guide to the CITY, the COAST and the MOUNTAINS beyond. Its 165 photos and 28,000 words explore key aspects of the CITY; detail SIGHTS & ACTIVITIES; outline ITINERARIES; and suggest great places to EAT, DRINK and be ENTERTAINED. All content is original and fully-independent; so no recommendations are ads!

First release: December 2017. Latest update: July 2019.


Fabulous Nice lies along the shores of the Baie des Anges and is located on what English speakers often call the French Riviera but which the French know as the Côte d’Azur.

The City can be divided into two parts, the old town, Vieux Nice, and the modern town. Vieux Nice occupies a relatively small triangular area at the foot of Château Hill at the extreme eastern end of the Promenade des Anglais. Baroque churches, ancient streets and the colourful Place Rossetti create an amazing atmosphere unrivalled elsewhere on the Côte d’Azur.

The modern city of Nice occupies the huge urban area which surrounds the old town. It includes many attractions including the aforementioned Promenade and all its adjacent beaches looking out over the Baie des Anges.

However, the app is about much more than Nice itself. It also covers the Côte d'Azur east of Nice and the stunning mountainous territory to the north known as the L’Arrière Pays Niçois or Nice Beyond which includes the Mercantour National Park and is only a little over an hour away by road.


Paul Shawcross has penned city guides for Thomas Cook and revised and contributed text for several Michelin Green Guides. He has also authored pieces for in-flight magazines and coffee table books as well as articles for several leading periodicals including Living France, France Today and France Magazine. While loving France and going back as often as possible, Paul travels widely in Europe and is currently the European editor for travel planning website