Visiting the "South of France" is sort of the epitome of the ultimate romantic getaway, but what about a getaway with the guys? Recently we had the chance to meet with some folks from the France Tourism Development Agency and we were impressed by just how much stuff there is to do year round in Nice and within a quick drive of downtown.
Just like a trip to Vegas, your Nice lads holiday can be a fantasy time where you can pretend to be a part of the "Rich and Famous" from driving a supercar, staying in some of the world best hotels, and sipping some of France's finest wines from the back of a chartered yacht as it rocks gently in the warm blue waters of the Mediterranean Sea.
Beaches, Nightclubs, and Casinos
So, let's start here - there are beaches in Nice and yes many French beaches feature topless women, but they also play host to an incredible selection of bars and nightclubs!
As you would expect, Nice has its share of some of the finest boutique hotels in the world, including the Hotel La Perouse.
But there are also more familiar brands ranging from Sofitel to Best Western.
Skiing and Winter Sports
Think that Nice is just for summer fun? Think again - less than two hours from downtown are several world-class ski resorts including Auron ... or as our host half-joked "only 30-minutes by helicopter".
Nice is home to one of the most advanced and newest soccer stadiums in the world - the Allianz Riviera stadium is a multipurpose venue for soccer ("Football" as our European friends call it!) and Rugby.
Cars and Auto Racing
Nice is situated only a few miles east of Monaco so it is a great place to stay if you are in town for the Monaco GP.
If you are more about DRIVING and less about WATCHING though, there are tons of luxury auto rental choice ranging from supercars like a Lamborghini Aventador.
To a chauffeured convertible Bentley Continental GTC - perfect for cruising the boulevards in style
Oh yes, and if you do want to live like the privileged few then there are places like Charter World where you can charter yachts ranging from 50-foot sailboats to 100+ foot mega-yachts with a professional crew dedicated to ensuring that you have nothing but the most ultimate luxury experience.