Best Times to Visit Nice
The best time to visit Nice is in the shoulder season of September to October, or from mid-March to April, when you can take advantage of the low room rates. You can take advantage of the Mediterranean weather all year-round, however. Average high temperatures range from the mid 50s in the winter to the low 80s in the summer, and the city sees an average of 300 sunny days per year. However, despite the sun's warm rays, many recommend packing some extra layers of clothing, even in the summer, since winds sweeping north off the Mediterranean Sea can be slightly chilly.
Nice's peak season is crowded, hot, humid and expensive. If the pebbly beach is still calling you, make sure to book at least three months in advance.
One of the best times to visit is during Nice's fall shoulder season. Temperatures cool down to the mid 60s, perfect for sightseeing and maybe a little sunbathing too.
You can't beach it this time of year, but the winters in Nice are mild -- around 50 degrees Fahrenheit -- perfect for sightseeing. Crowds are minimal with the exception of late February to early March, when the infamous Carnival is in full swing.
Another small shoulder season, with temperate weather and fewer crowds. Hotel rates are also a bit more manageable.