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Nice - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Alpes-Maritimes
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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!

Geographical information

MunicipalityNice
Postcode06000
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Latitude43.6960360 (N 43° 41’ 46”)
Longitude7.2655920 (E 7° 15’ 56”)
Surface area71.92 km²
Population347798 inhabitants
Density4835 inhabitants/km²
Insee code06088
IntercommunalityME Nice Côte d'Azur
DepartmentAlpes-Maritimes
RegionFrench Riviera

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-André-de-la-Roche7.2 km (15 min)
Villefranche-sur-Mer8.4 km (18 min)
La Trinité8.6 km (17 min)
Saint-Laurent-du-Var9.3 km (16 min)
Beaulieu-sur-Mer9.9 km (20 min)
Drap10.3 km (18 min)
Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat11 km (21 min)
Cantaron11.2 km (18 min)
Falicon11.3 km (23 min)
Èze12 km (21 min)
Colomars12.2 km (22 min)
Cagnes-sur-Mer12.2 km (20 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Natural sites
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

Detailed information

Nice Jazz Festival
Nice, Jazz and the sea!From 13 to 18 july 2016
Nice Carnival
France’s top carnivalFebruary / March 2017

Photos

Beach Nice (© JE)
Beach Nice (© JE)
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Alley of old Nice
Alley of old Nice
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Nice saw the castle park (© JE)
Nice saw the castle park (© JE)
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Flower Market (© JE)
Flower Market (© JE)
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King Carnival ( © JE)
King Carnival ( © JE)
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Flower Market (© JE)
Flower Market (© JE)
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Flower Market (© JE)
Flower Market (© JE)
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Cathedral Russian
Cathedral Russian
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Russian Cathedral (© JE)
Russian Cathedral (© JE)
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Nice saw the castle park (© JE)
Nice saw the castle park (© JE)
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Queen Carnival (© JE)
Queen Carnival (© JE)
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Costume Carnival
Costume Carnival
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Nice Discovery Tour on a Segway
Entertainment30 € Nice
Grand Tour of Nice on a Segway
Entertainment50 € Nice
Segway Tour: Nice to Villefranche-sur-Mer
Entertainment75 € Nice
Nice & French Riviera Pass with Transport Included
Culture and education30 € Nice
Double-decker bus tour of Nice - One- or two-day pass
Culture and education22 € Nice

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Baou Saint-Jeannet
HikeEasy2h30Saint-Jeannet (11.4 km)
Baou of Gaude
HikeIntermediate3h00Saint-Jeannet (11.4 km)
Le Castellet
HikeIntermediate4h00Saint-Jeannet (11.4 km)
The Baou des Blancs rock
HikeEasy3h00Vence (12.6 km)
Chemin des Douaniers
HikeEasy2h00Antibes (17.1 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels