Here are our top tips for exploring the Côte d’Azur during your Nice holiday at the Hôtel Locarno Nice!

Take your break in Nice to the next level by visiting towns and villages within an hour's drive. The Côte d’Azur is the perfect destination for soaking up the sun and sea during your holiday with family or friends.

West of Nice lies Cannes, a very famous sea resort with the iconic Film Festival that brings the biggest film stars together on La Croisette every year. You won't be able to resist the charming little lanes in the Le Suquet area and you can spend your day relaxing on one of the many beaches along the bay.

Closer to Nice, thousands of tourists flock to Antibes every summer in search of sunshine and sandy beaches. The old town and Fort Carré are surrounded by the 16 th century ramparts.

East of Nice, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat peninsula is a haven of peace in the heart of the Côte d’Azur. Visit the sumptuous Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild and the fabulous grounds surrounding it.

Spend the afternoon on the Coastal Footpath starting in Cap de Nice and walk to Villefranche-sur-Mer through Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat. Endless paradise landscapes and sea guaranteed!

Continue on your path and explore the village of Beaulieu-sur-Mer whose idyllic setting makes it very popular with the lucky few. It's home to the Villa Kérylos, a timeless site that whisks you away to Greece.

The village of Eze stands on a hilltop a few kilometres away. Explore this medieval village and gaze at the incredible views of Beaulieu-sur-Mer bay and the Mediterranean Sea.

Venture further afield to Menton with a stop in Monaco. The principality of Monaco is popular with the jet-set and will blow you away with its charm and rich heritage. The Rock is the heart of town at the top with unobstructed views of the Mediterranean.

Menton, the "Pearl of France", lies on the Italian border. Menton is famous for its exotic grounds and fabulous beaches surrounded by mountains. Lemons are the region's speciality and celebrated at the annual Lemon Festival during the same period as the Nice Carnival.

Linger on the Côte d’Azur a little longer and stay in one of our two Summer Hotel Group hotels in Menton: the Quality Hôtel Menton Méditerranée or Ibis Styles Menton Centre.