A stay in Nice to discover its hinterland

The hinterland of Nice is a unique place in France but also in Europe. For example, the highest coastal village in Europe is 780 meters above sea level. The marriage that takes place between the sea, the mountains, the Provencal culture and the international fame make this region a real treasure. The Royal team, your Grand Hotel of Nice, has selected a few pearls for an exceptional escape.

From a Grand Hotel of Nice … to the bareness

During your stay in Nice, get out of the everyday and climb. Between the high and middle mountain of Nice, enter into communion with nature and get closer to the animals for an unforgettable experience with the wolves of the famous Parc Alpha. Less known but equally stunning, the Monts d’Azur Biological Reserve will conquer you with its European bison, wild horses, red deer and many other animals for a unique European safari. Note that both parks are open all year round. Leaving the fauna for civilization, you will remain silent before the weight of the millennia that kept intact the Caves of Saint Cézaire and their murals.

Special features and cultural exceptions

From your hotel in Nice, you will have easy access to unusual places, characteristic of a tradition or a local know-how proudly maintained. True interactive museums sometimes, we selected our favorites. Unique in France, the Verrerie de Biot offers guided tours of the workshops while the glassblowers work, and of course has a shop dedicated to visitors. Even if you go to the museum then, so much to get drunk … of flowers !! La Bastide aux Violettes proposes a floral visit of its private collection, in the middle of the violets. Finally, children and adults love it, the Fragonard laboratory / museum offers a guided tour of the factory as well as an on-site shop to buy originals, even exclusives, at a lower cost.

A stay in Nice without a walk?

Several types of excursions are offered to you from your Grand Hotel of Nice: lazing, hiking, or cultural excursion by bicycle. To stroll for a day and enjoy the sun, Pont de la Cerise, a 20-minute walk from the village of Gilette, has creeks and pools in the turquoise water of the Esteron. Ideal for picnicking. The more adventurous can undertake great expeditions in the majestic Vallée des Merveilles, and finally the dreamers will take the Route des Peintres by bike. This loop is starting from La-Colle-sur-Loup crosses the village of Saint-Paul-de-Vence, known for being a place of residence of many artists.