Trying to decide between Nice and Aix

Old Dec 13th, 2002, 06:18 AM
  #1  
jessica
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
Trying to decide between Nice and Aix

I have to spend one night in either Nice or Aix de Provence. (on my way to somewhere else) I will have a half a day to sightsee. Which place would be a better short stop? Thanks.
 
Old Dec 13th, 2002, 06:26 AM
  #2  
Patrick
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
If you had said a week, then I'd suggest Aix, a great base for exploring Provence. But since you have only half a day, I'd say to pick Nice.
 
Old Dec 13th, 2002, 07:12 AM
  #3  
cyndy
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
For only 1 night, stay in Nice, there is more to do and see in a compact area. Aix is a lovely town but as Patrick suggested, it's better when you have more time to explore.
 
Old Dec 15th, 2002, 09:36 PM
  #4  
Cathy
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I have been to both and it depends on what you want. I prefer Aix, because I have been to both and Nice is just too Metropolitan, kind of dirty, and a little scary. While Aix, is smaller, quieter, cleaner. Very much the sterotypical Provincial town. They have excellent open air markets and restaurants. They also have a very large student population.
 
Old Dec 15th, 2002, 10:43 PM
  #5  
P. Cezanne
Guest
 
Posts: n/a


Nice or Aix on your way to somewhere else? How mysterious.

Comparing Aix to Nice is like comparing apples to peaches, or pears to grapes.

They both have their own merits so I would say it depends on which one fits better into your itinerary.

If you will be passing by both of them, say on your way from Spain to Italy or vice versa, then I would recommend a half day in Aix. The only potential problem is that I recall people here saying that the beautiful main street of Aix, the Cours Mirabeau, was torn up from renovation a while ago. I assume the work is complete by now but perhaps not.
 
Old Dec 16th, 2002, 05:41 AM
  #6  
feemie
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
I'm drawn to Aix. Smaller more charming. I'd go with whichever was more convenient on the itinerary as well.

I was in Aix at the beginning of March. Still quite a bit of construction going on at that time, yet it was all in one isolated area. Once over the to the quaint side streets, couldn't hear or see anything construction related and it didn't effect my trip at all.
 
Old Dec 16th, 2002, 09:51 AM
  #7  
Ron
Guest
 
Posts: n/a
For only a one night stay, how about St Paul de Vence? This is a charming hill town a short distance from Nice.
 
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
bumper
Europe
7
Jul 23rd, 2015 12:41 PM
Khu
Europe
21
Aug 17th, 2014 08:34 AM
ccarpenter
Europe
12
Sep 5th, 2009 07:56 PM
Judyalogy
Europe
15
May 10th, 2006 08:39 AM
BlueSkies
Europe
8
Apr 23rd, 2002 02:00 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Do Not Sell My Personal Information


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 04:00 AM.