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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Nice
Insee code06088
AltitudeFrom 0 to 520 meters
Surface71.92 km²
Population348195 inhabitants
Density4841 inhabitants/km²


National labelsSaint-André-de-la-Roche at 7.2 km (15 min)
DepartmentAlpes-MaritimesVillefranche-sur-Mer at 8.4 km (18 min)
RegionProvence-Alpes-Côte d'AzurSearch another town


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Capital of the Cote d'Azur, Nice is located between sea and mountains, in southern France and central Europe and only a few kilometers from the Italian border. City of history, culture, art, creative, events, leisure, nature, softness, taste buds ... Nice cultivates the charm of its difference by offering a range of countless tours and activities.

Its natural landscapes of great beauty and exceptional light has inspired the greatest painters and artists. Nice, with its flowery gardens impeccably, with Mediterranean and exotic, small luxury hotels, palaces with beautiful facades classified, fashion boutiques representing the biggest names in haute couture and French perfumes, handicrafts, Many museums and galleries, large and small tables Starry typical restaurants, outstanding wines from very old vines, is an ideal destination for all.

Its elegant seafront, colorful markets and incomparable scents, its old town with narrow streets and lively, its treasures of art baroque buildings whose architecture reflects the splendor of the past, its charming small squares, cafes, pubs where you can eat outside in summer and winter, its Carnival and its internationally renowned festivals are all part of the romance and the art of French living, living throughout the year!


  • The Promenade des Anglais.
  • Cours Saleya with its famous flower market.
  • The Old Nice and its picturesque streets.
  • The Palais Lascaris, baroque monument of Old Nice.
  • The Saint Reparata cathedral.
  • Castle Hill.
  • The Cimiez houses and Belle Epoque.
  • Place Massena.
  • The monastery of Cimiez.
  • Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMAC).
  • The Museum of Fine Arts.
  • The Matisse Museum.
  • The Russian cathedral.
  • The vineyards of Bellet.
  • The channel GAIRAUT and beautiful trail and waterfalls.
Detailed information
TransportAirport of Nice - Côte d'Azur,   Seaport of Nice,   Train station of Nice-Riquier,   Train station of Nice-Saint-Augustin,   Train station of Nice-Saint-Roch,   Train station of Nice-Ville
Information pointsTourist Office of Nice
Leisure centresArchaeological Museum of Nice-Cemenelum,   Beach Aubry Lecome,   Beach Beau-Rivage,   Beach Blue Beach,   Beach Californie,   Beach Carras,   Beach Castel,   Beach Centenaire,   Beach Coco Beach,   Beach Fabron - Bambou,   Beach Florida,   Beach Forum,   Beach Lenval,   Beach Lido,   Beach Magnan,   Beach Neptune,   Beach Opera,   Beach Poincaré,   Beach Ponchettes,   Beach Sainte-Hélene,   Beach Sporting,   Beach Voilier,   Beach of the Ruhl,   Botanical Garden of Nice,   Casino Palais Méditerranée,   Casino Ruhl Barrière,   Golf Course of Nice,   Marina of Nice,   Museum International d'Art Naïf Anatole Jakovsky,   Museum Matisse,   Museum Message Biblique Marc Chagall,   Museum Prieuré du Vieux-Logis,   Museum of Art and History of Nice,   Museum of Fine Art of Nice,   Museum of La Marine,   Museum of Modern Art of Nice,   Museum of Natural History of Nice,   Museum of Paléontologie Humaine de Terra Amata,   Museum of Popular Arts and Traditions of the Pays Niçois,   Museum of the Arts Asiatiques
MonumentsAbbey Saint-Pons,   Arena of Cimiez,   Castle of Crémat,   Cathedral Russe Saint-Nicolas,   Cathedral Sainte-Marie de Cimiez,   Cathedral Sainte-Réparate,   Chapel Sainte-Croix,   Chapel of La Miséricorde,   Chapel of La Visitation,   Chapel of the Saint-Sépulcre,   Church Notre-Dame-Auxiliatrice,   Church Saint-Jacques-le-Majeur,   Church Saint-Martin-Saint-Augustin,   Church Saint-Nicolas-et-Sainte-Alexandra,   Church Saint-Roch,   Church Sainte-Jeanne-d'Arc,   Column of the pape,   Convent Saint-François,   Fort of the mont Alban,   Fountain of the Tritons,   Lighthouse of Nice,   Monastery of Cimiez,   Palace Communal,   Palace Lascaris,   Palace of Marbre,   Palace of la Méditerranée,   Palace of the Ducs de Savoie,   Private Mansion Negresco,   Synagogue of Nice,   Thermal Baths of Cimiez,   Villa Arson
Performance hallsAcropolis,   Comédie de Nice,   Cultural Centre of la Providence,   Espace Magnan,   L'Altherax,   Le Bouff'Scène,   Le Sezamo,   Le Teocali,   Opera of Nice,   Palais Nikaia,   Palais de la Méditerranée,   Salle S.Grappelli - Cedac de Cimiez,   Stadium Charles Ehrmann,   Stadium Nice Stadium,   Stadium of the Ray,   Theatre Athena,   Theatre Francis Gag,   Theatre Lino Ventura,   Theatre l'Alphabet,   Theatre la Semeuse,   Theatre of L'Eau Vive,   Theatre of L'Impasse,   Theatre of La Cité,   Theatre of La Semeuse,   Theatre of La Traverse,   Theatre of Verdure,   Theatre of the Cours,   Theatre of the Oiseaux,   Theatre of the Port
Natural sitesCape of Rascasse,   Headland of the Ponchettes,   Mount Boron


  • Battle of Carnival and flowers in February.
  • Sacred Music Festival: in June.
  • Music Festival: in June.
  • Iron Man in June.
  • Free General Council Concerts: June to September.
  • Prom Party in July and August.
  • Nice Jazz Festival: July.
  • This is not Classic Festival: November.
  • Village Christmas in December.
Detailed information
Nice CarnivalFrance’s top carnival
In February / March 2015
Nice Jazz FestivalNice, Jazz and the sea!
In July 2015


  • The charming village of Villefranche-sur-Mer.
  • The hilltop village of Eze.
  • The hinterland of Nice.
  • The hilltop village of St. Agnes.
  • Saint-Paul de Vence.
  • Antibes.
  • The small coastal villages.
  • The small villages of Italy and Seborga (with its king and restaurants on the square) or Bussana Vecchia (abandoned village taken over by artists).
  • Cities of the litoral in France and Italy: Cannes, Menton, San Remo.
  • Saint-Tropez in the summer by boat (imperative).
  • Lakes inland as Lake St. Croix.
  • Napoleon Road (if you have time).
  • The valley of Vésubie and beautiful villages.
  • The park of Mercantour.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Sea or mountain photography circuitNature and the outdoorsFrom 40 € to 95 €Tourrette-Levens (10.2 km)
Golf course with a view of the Nice hinterlandNature and the outdoorsFrom 38 € to 65 €Biot (17.7 km)

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Beach Nice (© JE)Beach Nice (© JE)
Alley of old NiceAlley of old Nice
Nice saw the castle park (© JE)Nice saw the castle park (© JE)
Flower Market (© JE)Flower Market (© JE)
King Carnival ( © JE)King Carnival ( © JE)
Flower Market (© JE)Flower Market (© JE)
Flower Market (© JE)Flower Market (© JE)
Cathedral RussianCathedral Russian
Russian Cathedral (© JE)Russian Cathedral (© JE)
Nice saw the castle park (© JE)Nice saw the castle park (© JE)
Queen Carnival (© JE)Queen Carnival (© JE)
Costume CarnivalCostume Carnival



The picturesque old town of Nice, the famous Promenade des anglais, the colourful carnival...
The département of the Alpes-Maritimes boasts exceptional examples of Baroque Art
Its hilltop villages, its beautiful landscapes...
One of the oldest vineyards in France!
Franciscan convent situated on the Cimiez hill, in Nice
La caillette, a typical olive of the Alpes-Maritimes
Famous dish made with vegetables, hard-boiled eggs and anchovies
A speciality of Nice made with chickpea flour
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Sunday 1 February
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Monday 2 February
Min. -16°C - Max. -3°C


Lebanese restaurantL'Europa  
WALK NICOISE - real breath of oxygen, the Promenade des Anglais in Nice has become indispensable. Near the famous casino Ruhl and the pedestrian area, a restaurant called the scenery...
Located in Nice22 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Femme du Boulanger   SPECIAL OFFER
dropoff window TRADITIONAL COOKING - Small wink to the film and Pagnol, the La Femme du Boulanger restaurant is located in the Golden Square of Nice, near the Promenade des Anglais....
Located in Nice25 € per person 
Italian restaurantLa Massara  
NIZZA LA BELLA - Amateur transalpine and trendy atmosphere, this table will please you! Terrace and refined interior coexist harmoniously La Massara, authentic gastronomic restaurant,...
Located in Nice26 € per person 

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Villa with 4 bedroomsVilla kilauea    
Our guest house is located on the hills in the heart of Nice on the French Riviera, only a few minutes drive from the Promenade des Anglais and beaches. Our Villa widely open to the...
Located in NiceFrom 130 € to 210 € the double room 
Apartment with 3 bedroomsChezjosephine     NEW
ChezJosephine is a charming bed and breakfast, located in the center of Nice on the Boulevard Raimbaldi, an attractive tree-lined avenue, a few minutes walk from the main train station,...
Located in NiceFrom 50 € to 80 € the double room 
Villa with 6 bedroomsVilla Rima Guest house Nice    
Nice central. Great central location in a charming Art Deco Villa in a quiet and green area. About 5 minute walk to the Place Garibaldi and old town, 2 minutes to tram and pedestrian...
Located in NiceFrom 60 € to 117 € the double room 

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Apartment for 2 personsStudio Meublé à Nice proche de la Plage
Studio furnished, equipped, fully renovated in 2012, facing south, on the first floor of a 3-storey building in Nice (12 apartments) located in Magnan area about 200 meters from the...
Located in NiceFrom 300 € to 350 € per week 
Apartment for 4 personsAppartements dans villa avec parking.  
2 room apartment in a villa 40 m ² with terrace and parking in the property. 180 ° panoramic view over the city of Nice and the sea. American kitchen, living room with sofa bed for...
Located in NiceFrom 360 € to 640 € per week 
Apartment for 5 personsAppartement 3 pièces
La Trinité
Accommodation for 5 people including a well equipped kitchen, lounge with tv and sofa on a clear campaign and Alps view, 2 bedrooms with 2 beds and storage spaces, bathroom with sink,...
Located 4.4 km from Nice400 € per week 

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50 places over 1,2 haLes Cent Chênes    
Smart campsite(camping) of the coast(rib) of azure. You come get fresh ideas in a campsite(camping) quiet and full of charm in 15 minutes of beaches(ranges), it is the ideal place for...
Located 10.2 km from NiceFrom 17 € to 23 € per day 
28 places over 4 haCamping de la Laune    
Family, quiet and shaded campsite. Offer yourselves a wonderful stay of relaxation in this small domain nested in a screen of greenery and freshness. At feet of its spectacular village...
Located 12.1 km from NiceFrom 19.50 € to 24.50 € per day 
108 places over 2 haParc des Maurettes    
Calm and relaxation in a nice and shadowy site **** free : spa facilities (2 relaxing spas - 1 swimming spa - sauna - terrace) **** internet receipt on every pitch (Wifi) and internet...
Located 13.1 km from NiceFrom 19.70 € to 29.50 € per day 

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Hotel Negresco - Hotel in NiceHotel Negresco     
The famous Hotel Negresco, dating from the beginning of the 20th century, overlooks the beach and the Promenade des Anglais in Nice. From Louis XIII style to modern art, 5 centuries...
Located in NiceRoom from 145 €
Hôtel West End Promenade des Anglais - Hotel in NiceHôtel West End Promenade des Anglais     
The stylish beach front hotel is ideally located on the Promenade des Anglais, 500 metres from the Vieux-Nice district and 2.5 km from the Acropolis Congress Centre. It offers air-conditioned...
Located in NiceRoom from 99 €
Hotel Aston La Scala - Hotel in NiceHotel Aston La Scala     
Located in central Nice, a 5-minute walk from the beach and the Old Town, Hotel Aston La Scala offers a roof-top terrace with an outdoor pool, bar and panoramic views. It is just 200...
Located in NiceRoom from 90 €

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Fairmont Monte Carlo
With its rooftop terrace offering views of the Circuit de Monaco, this hotel is set between the Mediterranean Sea and the Casino of Monte Carlo. It has...
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