Nice is best for...

Must-try street food: Try the savoury chickpea pancake Socca as well as a Pissaladiere tart, which is similar to a pizza

Niçoise cuisine: For the best traditional dishes, head to the Old Town restaurants La Merenda, La Taca d'Oli or L'Escalinada

Local produce: Sample the goat cheeses, Niçoise olives and ravilio shops that are dotted around the Old Town

Fast facts

Language: The language spoken in Nice is French

Currency: The currency used in Nice is the Euro

Local time: Paris is 1 hour ahead of GMT/UK time

Fly to: Nice's main airport is Nice Côte d'Azur Airport

Long known as a getaway for the rich and famous, there are dining options for all budgets in Nice these days, making it accessible for you and the whole family.

There’s lots of local passion for exceptional food and drink in Nice, so it’s a prime destination if you want to sit down for a delicious meal with excellent wine. However, you should note that lots of restaurants close from 2pm to 7pm, so make sure you plan your day accordingly.

Order some ratatouille when you sit down for your first meal in Nice. This vegetable stew is said to have originated from the area, and has become one of France’s most recognisable dishes.

Another dish that hails from this part of the Mediterranean is socca (chickpea pancake), which is nice and affordable, making it great if you’re travelling on a budget.