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Nice, Cote d'Azur / French Riviera

The capital of the Côte d'Azur, renowned for its beauty, its relaxed lifestyle, its sunny climate and its Mediterranean charm, remains one of the most popular tourist destinations because it combines all the advantages of a large city on the of sea a few kilometers from the mountain!

What makes this town special?

What would Nice be without its Promenade des Anglais? You never tire of strolling along this famous avenue which runs along the coast for 8 kilometers and allows you to admire the many beaches opening onto the Baie des Anges on the one hand and the prestigious residences and hotels on the other. The city is beautiful and complex because it has kept traces of past times and the Baroque, Roman, Belle Époque, Art Nouveau, etc. styles.

Places not to be missed on vacation in Nice, France

To capture the atmosphere of the city, it is strongly recommended to go and get lost in Old Nice, this picturesque district with its charming alleys, its ocher facades, its many shops and its restaurants where you can enjoy tasting little stuffed animals, pissaladière, Swiss chard pie and the legendary socca, this famous galette made with chickpea flour! You will find these specialties from Nice, along with other delicious local products, at the famous Cours Saleya market every morning except Mondays, a colorful place not to be missed!

In addition to its relaxed lifestyle, Nice has a rich and varied cultural life. After Paris, it is the city with the most museums in France! Among the must-sees, the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (Mamac) and the Masséna Museum, devoted to the history of the city in a Belle Époque villa by the sea. The Museum of Asian Arts, in the magnificent Parc Phœnix with its tropical greenhouses is a pleasant destination for a walk. Opposite the Rauba Capeu quay, the hill of the Castle dominates the city. The view of the sea and Old Nice is worth the detour! It is possible to meet there for a lunch on the grass, an experience as bucolic as it is unforgettable!

Cultural, artistic and gastronomic events reflect the liveliness of the city. In February, takes place one of the most famous carnivals in the world, the emblematic festival of the Nice calendar. In May, the "Festin", in the gardens of the arenas of Cimiez, is an unmissable event! It gives the opportunity to taste all the specialties of the kitchen, to apprehend the language and the culture of Nice through the music, the songs and the dances of the County of Nice. In July, a jazz festival takes over the city to the delight of music lovers!

Places to Visit on Vacation from Nice, France

There is a lot to see around Nice. Cannes and Antibes, Villefranche-sur-Mer, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, Saint-Laurent-du-Var or Cagnes-sur-Mer are all sites not to be missed.

Nice being only a few kilometers from Italy, it would be a shame not to take advantage of it: an hour's drive away is Noli, one of the most beautiful Italian villages and a veritable open-air museum. Nearby, 6 kilometers from Nice, Ventimiglia and its famous Friday market will allow you to foray into the boot while shopping. San Remo is also worth a visit.


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