IN THE HEART OF NICE

INFOS ABOUT THE CITY

Situated in Southern Europe at the far south-east of France, Nice is an ideal departure point to visit the Riviera: Ventimiglia, San Remo with its markets, Monaco only 20km away, Menton only 30km away, Cannes only 30km away and 90 mn to Saint Tropez.

FACTS ABOUT NICE

5th (largest) city of France, Capital of the Alpes-Maritimes.

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383 400
Inhabitants

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300 ha of green
city space 

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7 192 ha in size 

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7 500 m
of beaches 

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150 wells and
fountains 

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2nd busiest
airport in France

 

NICE CITY

Nice benefits from an exceptional micro-climate which contributes to the city's fame for nearly over 200 years now. Open towards the sea, the city is protected from the wind by its hills – in the west – by the massif of Estérel and – in the north-west – by the barrier of the Mercantour-Alpes. Due to the breeze from the sea the climate is never too hot during summer and always mild during the winter months. It is not unusual to have lunch on the terrace dressed in a simple t-shirt in the middle of February whilst the rest of France is still enduring the cold winter temperatures.

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THE CENTRE OF NICE

AN ATTRACTIVE CITY

THE OLD TOWN

 

Discover the old town with its sights, its history, its baroque churches, its colourful markets, its liveliness ...

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SHOPPING IN NICE

 

Nice has over 7 000 shops, most of which are located in the tourist areas of the city centre, not to forget some thirty shops situated near the airport. Luxury goods ("prêt-à-porter", leather goods, and jewelry), local products (olive oil, local sweets, flowers) and everyone's favourites (decor, fabrics, gifts) meet all desires and budgets.

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GARDENS AND PARCS

 

Located at the "Promenade des Anglais", the western end of the city, the Phoenix Park has 7 hectars of green space to offer. A perfect place to relax before discovering all of its beauty. Numerous parks and gardens at your disposal.

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CHAGALL MUSEUM

 

Av. du Docteur-Ménard, 06000 Nice


Collection: numerous paintings including 17 biblical reference paintings, sculptures, stained-glass windows, mosaics and tapestries, 205 preparatory sketches, gouaches (1931) and 215 lithographs.

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 MATISSE MUSEUM

 

164 av. des Arènes-de-Cimiez 06000 Nice

In a completely renovated 17th century villa in the heart of the Cimiez gardens, one can find the personal collection of the painter who lived in Nice from 1917 until his death in 1954.

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PROVENCE RAILWAYS

 

Discover the villages of the Hinterland by train: its wild landscapes, its richness (historical, cultural and architectural), as well as its vast free spaces for nature lovers… Villages on the route: Villars-sur-Var, Touët-sur-Var, Puget-Thénier, Entrevaux, Annot, Saint-André les Alpes and Digne. 4 daily connections Digne-Nice in 3h 10min.

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THE MARKET "LIBERATION"

 

Every day (except Monday) from 7.30 am to 1 pm

To get to know the Nice of the "Niçois", you have to head towards Avenue Malausséna and the "Place Général de Gaulle" where one of the largest markets of the city takes place. Large crowds gather around the displays of fruits and vegetables put up by farmers from the hills and freshly caught fish from the Mediterranean sea, glitter on their bed of ice. Due to the locals in this beautiful place a "niçoise" atmosphere is guaranteed.

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