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Around Nice

Nice is such a fascinating place with so much to see and do that it is tempting to stay put, but a few short journeys into the suburbs or a little beyond can end up being very rewarding. All are easily done in a day.

If you only visit one of my suggestions go round Mont Boron to the next bay which is almost literally just round the corner and explore ancient Villefranche-sur-Mer.

The Peninsula next door to Villefranche is St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat home to the rich and famous and visit to the beautiful Villa Ephrussi is essential.

Just a little further East is the idyllic Beaulieu-sur-Mer

Our Route du Baroque itinerary drops in on some interesting places around Nice on its way inland.

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Baie des Anges

Angel Fish Bay


A beautiful place by the sea

Mont Boron

A posh suburb with views

Roman Amphitheatre at Cimiez

Les Arènes at Cimiez

Place David Niven

David Niven's mansion on Cap Ferrat


The World's best address?


Home of the Fondation Maeght

Villa Ephrussi

Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild

Villa Kérylos

Replica Classical Greek Villa on the Riviera


Nice's deep water port

Text © Paul Shawcross

Images by Paul Shawcross