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South of France... Nice?
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Planning on doing a two month long trip through Europe this summer, and wanted to spend a few days enjoying the summer weather in the South of France. My top choice is Nice, but my sister [who’s been] and some other people have mentioned it’s not the best. Seeing whether some experienced people think Nice would be just fine for a couple in their twenties? Or would you recommend somewhere else?

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Looking at your itinerary, I would opt for somewhere like Ibiza instead of Nice since you are already going to Spain. I have never been to Nice myself so I can’t give you first hand experience, but have never really heard great things about it.

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I love Provence and Alpes Maritime, but unless you’re going to spend serious time in the area, Mim’s idea of spending your beach time in Spain and flying directly to Italy (arrange itinerary around the cheapest flight you find) makes sense.

I like the tiny villages in the mountains above the Riviera and the art and food. Most of the Impressionists spent at least some time in Southern France and their studios, small museums and Matisse’s Chapel are wonderful visits. It’s possible to get around by bus and train, but a car makes it easier. I’d probably stay in Antibes, Ville Franche Sur Mer, St. Laurent du Var (or Cannes if budget isn’t a problem) instead of Nice itself, but Nice is a good choice for a base, too. What is it that your Sister not like about Nice? The rock beach?

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Is Nimes worth going to?

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