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Nice, a combination of sea, city and mountains
Situated on the shores of the Mediterranean, Nice has the insolent charm of southern cities. With its outstanding light and mild, sunny climate that contributes to its international reputation, Nice is a combination of sea, city and mountains. Combining history, architecture, artistic creations, world-known events and leisure activities, Nice offers much more than just the basics. Its many labels and Appellations d’Origine Protégée mean that you can expect a certified level of quality to ensure that your stay is a success. There’s the Cuisine Niçoise label, the Famille Plus label and the international Gay Comfort label!
Explore picturesque Old Nice and its surroundings. The famous Cours Saleya, the colourful markets, the baroque chapels and churches and the labyrinth of pedestrian streets will offer some unusual discoveries and exciting tastes. watering!
Stroll through the elegant Place Garibaldi, with its building facades rendered with Sardinian ochre, and end your walk with an exploration of the magnificent Promenade du Paillon, a ribbon of greenery stretching from the National Theatre to the sea. Its 12 hectares take you on a botanical journey with the promise of trees in blossom throughout the year. For your children you’ll find a selection of life-size sea animals sculpted in wood on which they can play to their heart’s content.
Our tip: Walk, take the lift or the tourist train to the Parc de la Colline de l’Ancien Château and lose yourself in its maze of greenery. And while you’re up there, admire the stunning views over the Baie des Anges, the roofs of the city and the port.
Nice is like an open-air museum; it’s full of spectacular modern works of art that add to its Belle Epoque, Art Deco and Baroque architecture. Just raise your eyes and marvel at so much diversity and refinement. Then head off to the museums and galleries (many of which are free) to see the Nice School, Matisse, Chagall and Niki de St Phalle collections and the works of many other artists.
Our tip: Make your stay on the French Riviera easier with the French Riviera Pass. With a single card valid for 24, 48 or 72 hours you can explore the Baie des Anges on a double-decker bus with Open Tour Nice, stop off on the way to see Nice’s major sights and museums, follow a guide or head off to Antibes-Juan-Les-Pins, Biot, Cagnes-sur-Mer, Beaulieu-sur-Mer, St. Jean Cap Ferrat, Eze, Monaco and St Martin Vésubie.
Try some tasty culinary specialities such as Socca, Pissaladière or Estocaficada, accompanied by AOP Bellet wine made from grapes grown on the slopes above Nice.
With its 7,000 shops, Nice is a great fashion centre. You’ll find luxury goods (ready-to-wear, leather goods, jewellery), local products (olive oil, confectionery, flowers) and other precious finds (antiques, decoration, fabrics, gifts) to suit all tastes and budgets. The Pedestrian Area and Avenue Jean-Médecin are constantly bustling with activity.
Nice Tourist Office
5 Promenade des Anglais
Tel: +33 (0)8 92 70 74 07
The city’s tourist office has a helpful personnel, insider information and tips as well as handy maps and brochures. The city’s tourist office also arranges tours and excursions and is a focal point for local accommodation.
Getting to and from Nice
|From Paris Cdg Airport||06:35|
|From Aix En Provence Tgv||02:39|
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|From Chalon Sur Saone||05:38|
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|From Beaulieu Sur Mer||00:05|
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|To Villefranche Mer||00:16|
|To Beaulieu Sur Mer||00:19|
|To Cagnes Sur Mer||00:24|
|To Cap D'ail||00:27|
|To Menton (localite)||01:16|
|To Breil Sur Roya||01:21|
|To St Raphael||01:27|
|To Frejus (localite)||01:31|
|To Les Arcs||01:44|
|To Aix En Provence Tgv||03:20|
|To San Remo||03:27|
|To Chalon Sur Saone||07:39|
|To Marne La Vallee||08:42|
|To Paris Cdg Airport||08:55|
|To Culmont Chalindre||09:29|
Trains are a convenient way of reaching many towns and cities throughout Europe. The majority of cities in Europe have a minimum of one train station, while larger, more populated cities have two or more stations. Train stations, in general, are located in the heart of the city. Review the map below to get an idea of where the train station(s) in Nice can be found.
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