Are you irresistibly drawn south by the azure waters of the French Riviera? Mercure hotels are ready to welcome you in compliance with health regulations for your little Mediterranean getaway in early summer. Want to enjoy the charms of Provence during a mountain and sea holiday? Head to theMercure Nice Centre Notre-Dame hotel to be enchanted by Nissa la bella. Relaxation, culinary experiences and walks along the Bay of Angels await you under a splendid sky and generous sunshine.
A hotel with a panoramic view
Located in the heart of the city, theMercure Nice Centre Notre-Dame hotel welcomes you in a modern decor dominated by blue. If it evokes the famous chairs of the Promenade des Anglais and the waters of the Mediterranean Sea, blue is also a soothing colour, inviting you to relax. This is no coincidence, as this 4-star hotel has been entirely designed to provide you with unforgettable moments of relaxation. In addition to its rooms and indoor common areas with all the necessary comforts, including a fitness room to stay in shape during your stay, this establishment is distinguished by its incredible outdoor spaces. As one of the best rooftops in Nice, the Mercure Nice Centre Notre-Dame's rooftop is dedicated to fun and relaxation. You can take a dip in the swimming pool and relax in the Jacuzzi while enjoying a 360° view of the city. In addition to the joys of swimming, you can sit on the terrace of the Sky Lounge bar while contemplating the towers of the Notre-Dame basilica. Another important asset of this Nice hotel is the 2,000 m² private garden where you can enjoy the sunshine in a superb area of flowers and greenery in the city centre.
In addition to being a hotel with a swimming pool and a panoramic roof, theMercure Nice Centre Notre-Dame is AllSafe certified, which guarantees you a welcome in the best possible conditions while respecting sanitary measures. Your breakfast will be served in the comfort of your room. This establishment has the advantage of being ideally close to the TGV station, 5 minutes away on foot, and the Nice Côte d'Azur airport, accessible in 20 minutes by tram. Whether you decide to stay here for business or local tourism, you can enjoy a quick and easy arrival and departure.
The charms of Old Nice
Once you've left the panoramic roof of the Mercure hotel and taken a closer look at the Notre-Dame Basilica opposite, you'll be able to reach the picturesque district of Vieux-Nice. To get there, it's a ten-minute walk, passing through the streets lined with luxury boutiques of the Carré d'Or if you want to do a little window shopping. You will then see the famous checkerboard of the Place Masséna, dominated by the statue of Apollo adorning the Fountain of the Sun, and can begin your exploration of Old Nice. A veritable labyrinth of summer colours, the historic district of the Côte d'Azur capital has a touch of Italy about it with its narrow streets where the washing hangs in the windows and where there is a refreshing shade on hot summer days. These pleasant strolls will be enhanced by breaks on the terraces hidden in the heart of the district. You can sit down at one of the tables in the charming Place Rossetti to enjoy the coolness of its fountain and the view of the Sainte-Réparate cathedral. Closer to the beaches, a different atmosphere awaits you at Cours Saleya, the most popular and lively site in Vieux-Nice. This flower and food market is an explosion of Mediterranean colours and smells. You can go there from 6am to 5.30pm every day except Monday, unless you like to bargain. The fruit and flower stalls on the Cours Saleya are replaced by a flea market at the beginning of each week.
Suddenly, a cannon shot wakes you up from your stroll by bursting over Vieux-Nice. This means that it is already midday. This local tradition dates back to the middle of the 19th century, when the English lord Thomas Coventry had a cannon shot fired to remind his wife that it was time to go home to eat. Hearing this gunshot is a good excuse to sit down to dinner. If you are still on the Cours Saleya, you can try the famous socca, a kind of chickpea cake cooked over a wood fire. Want to discover other local specialities? Go to one of the restaurants labelled "Cuisine nissarde". You can enjoy Niçoise salad, pan-bagnat, pissaladière, daubes, ratatouilles and courgette flower fritters in establishments such as Lou Balico, Le Tchitchou or Lu Fran Calin. All these establishments are ready to welcome you back on the terrace and in the dining room in compliance with health regulations. A good ice cream to make it all go away? Choose Azzurro's homemade cones and Italian-style ice creams!
A stroll in the countryside and by the sea
What better way to digest than a walk in the middle of nature? Overlooking Old Nice, the hill of the castle is the place for you. The climb can be difficult, but you can refresh yourself along the way thanks to the droplets projected by its artificial waterfall. Your effort will be rewarded once you reach the top, when you can contemplate Old Nice, the beach and the Bay of Angels spread out under your feet. You can also dive into the past of the capital of the Riviera by exploring the ruins of its ancient citadel and discovering its history by reading the explanatory panels. Do you prefer to walk along the sand and admire the undulations of the Mediterranean? Then opt for a walk along the famous Promenade des Anglais. As you sit on one of its blue chairs, you can't help but daydream about the azure expanse of the Baie des Anges. The name of this bay does not evoke the appearance of winged cherubs in the area, but rather the presence of the angel fish, a species of shark that was often caught in the nets of 19th century fishermen. Nevertheless, as you feel the rays of the Nice sun on your skin and listen to the gentle breeze blowing through the palm leaves, you will probably feel as if you have found a little corner of paradise. Legend has it that Adam and Eve were sent to Nice after being expelled from the Garden of Eden so as not to be too far away from home. Whether you believe it or not, one thing is sure: Nissa la bella promises you a divine stay!
Don't wait any longer and book an authentic and colourful mountain and sea holiday in the capital of the Riviera thanks to the Mercure Nice Centre Notre-Dame Hotel! Looking for another idea of local tourism? Discover the Mercure offers and prepare your next summer getaway in the most beautiful regions of France!