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Top French Cities: Nice

Nice, a natural brilliance

French Riviera’s capital, thetown of Nice is one of the most famousFrench cities worldwide. The city boasts numerous unique sites andarchitectures which everyone will love. This old French city possesses an almost perfect location in the midstof the Mediterranean and mountains, in just a few miles from the border ofItaly. Relating to its geographic location, it has a mild climate which has abright sun, various landscapes, and as well as wonderful beaches whichpossesses blue azure waters.

The city of Nice comes together agenuine charm with geniality of the surrounding Mediterranean by means ofproviding a host of incredible activities and beautiful sites where you cantake a visit. It is truly a city of history, art, culture, events, creation,nature, leisure, and culinary flavors.

Get a chance to visit thecollections that came from the 20th century in Nice’s amazingmuseums and as well as galleries that house prestigious artifact compilationsfrom Chagall, Matisse and the popular school of Nice. Being one of the famous French cities, it is truly amust visit place.

If you want to have reducedprices on some of Nice’s top guided trips and as well as museums, you shouldhave a French Riviera Pass. Explore and learn more about the city of flavorsand scents by taking a visit to some of its markets, gardens and otherbeautiful sites. Also, don’t miss the oldFrench city’s narrow streets known as the ‘Piazzetta’.

Not to be missed in Nice

  • Museums: Chagall, Matisse, MAMAC, Beaux-Arts, Arts Asiatiques, Arts Naïfs
  • Vieux-Nice (old city) : especially the flower market and baroque heritage
  • Promenade des Anglais
  • Castle hill
  • Cimiez arenas
  • The Belle Epoque itinerary
  • The Russian church

Experience the best of Nice

The French Riviera Pass (External link):

  • Free – you have free entrée to the amazingmuseums and as well as cultural sites in the city. In addition, you will obtaina tour guidebook that is filled withevery top destination sites and transportation access.
  • Available options are 24 hours, 48 hours and 72hours
  • The guided tours of the old city from the Officeof the Tourism leaves every Saturday at 9:30 in the morning.

Festive Nice

NICE CARNAVAL (External link)

Nice’s Carnaval – The carnaval is a chiefwintertime occasion on the Côte d’Azur that happens every month of February around the Mardi Gras. For the festival, there will be a procession of floats withflowers and there will also be world-renowned floral contests that will occupythe entire city.

Getting there

Nice-Côte d’Azur International Airport: links to 30 countries, 54 airlines and more than 100 direct flights
SNCF railway station: connected to all major cities
Motorway A 8: links to European capitals
Port used as starting point for many cruises, also NGV links to Corsica

Contact

Tourist Office
5, promenade des Anglais
BP 4079
06302 Nice Cedex 4
Tel : +33 (0) 892 707 407 (€ 0,34/min)
Fax: 33 (0)4 92 14 46 19

NICE 

5 Promenade des Anglais, 06000 NICE