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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

 Tourism, holiday & travel in Nice
TownNice
Insee code06088
Postcode06000
Latitude43.6960360
Longitude7.2655920
AltitudeFrom 0 to 520 meters
Surface71.92 km²
Population348195 inhabitants
Density4841 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelsVillefranche-sur-Mer at 3.8 km
DepartmentAlpes-MaritimesSaint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat at 5.5 km
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TOWN PRESENTATION

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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!


SIGHTSEEING

  • 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

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • 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

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

  • 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)
Canyoning or aqua-hikingSports sensationsFrom 40 € to 65 €Le Broc (15.7 km)
Golf course with a view of the Nice hinterlandNature and the outdoorsFrom 38 € to 65 €Biot (17.7 km)

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PHOTOS

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

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WEATHER

Monday 1 September
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Min. 7°C - Max. 23°C
Tuesday 2 September
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Min. 5°C - Max. 21°C
Wednesday 3 September
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Min. 5°C - Max. 19°C

RESTAURANTS

 
Lebanese restaurantL'Europa  
8.8
  SPECIAL OFFER
Nice
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 
Italian restaurantLa Massara  
9.2
Nice
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 
North American restaurantHard Rock Cafe  
8.9
Nice
INSTITUTION - The Hard Rock Cafe is one of those signs essential worldwide, especially for lovers of music and atmosphere made in U.S. or UK. A Nice, ideally located on the Promenade...
Located in Nice30 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Villa with 3 bedroomsVilla kilauea    
8.9
Nice
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 160 € the double room 
Villa with 6 bedroomsVilla Rima Guest house Nice    
9.7
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 
Villa with 1 bedroomLesquatra    
8.3
La Gaude
Bed and breakfast in villa on the common weld a 10 k ms Nice. The sea is 5 k ms st Laurent du var st Paul came to 10 k ms gattières and St Jeannet 7 km you are between the sea and the...
Located 8.4 km from Nice80 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
Apartment for 4 persons3RM
Nice
Nice apartment located in the Port/Republique area, Roquebillière street, close all commodities, tramway, commercial center Carrefour Nice TNL. Very pleasant 80 sqm, 3rd floor with...
Located in NiceFrom 590 € to 825 € per week 
Apartment for 4 persons4FP - Port superbe vue mer, 2 chambres
Nice
Nice, Port, Franck Pilatte, Bleu Rivage residence, splendid 2 bedrooms apartment of 76 sqm, completely renovated, balcony with superb sea view, located in the 4rd floor with lift in...
Located in NiceFrom 810 € to 1120 € per week 
Apartment for 2 personsStudio Meublé à Nice proche de la Plage   NEW
Nice
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 450 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
50 places over 1,2 haLes Cent Chênes    
9.4
Saint-Jeannet
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    
8
Peillon
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    
8.5
Villeneuve-Loubet
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 18.40 € to 28.90 € per day 

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HOTELS

Radisson Blu Hotel Nice - Hotel in NiceRadisson Blu Hotel Nice     
7.6
Nice
Located on the famous Promenade des Anglais, Radisson Blu Hotel Nice features a private beach area and a rooftop swimming pool. Offering panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea, guests...
Located in NiceRoom from 164 €
Le Meridien Nice - Hotel in NiceLe Meridien Nice     
7.5
Nice
Right on the Promenade des Anglais, this hotel faces the Mediterranean Sea. It is a few steps from the Old Town and offers a panoramic rooftop terrace and an outdoor swimming pool....
Located in NiceRoom from 219 €
Hôtel West End Promenade des Anglais - Hotel in NiceHôtel West End Promenade des Anglais     
7.9
Nice
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 189 €

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JW Marriott Cannes
Located on Boulevard de la Croisette in Cannes, the JW Marriott Cannes is just 50 metres from the beach. This 5-star hotel offers a rooftop swimming pool,...
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