Welcome to Nice
Famous for its belle époque architecture, Nice is quite definitely one of the liveliest cities in the south of France and has all the benefits of being a cosmopolitan town, a great seaside resort and enjoying the influence of nearby Italian and Mediterranean cultures.
Nice has been attracting tourists for at least the last two centuries to enjoy its lovely coastline and soak up its wonderful culture. It may lack the glamour of nearby Cannes or Monaco, but is all the better for that, remaining with its feet firmly fixed on the ground and offering an all round fantastic experience for the visitor or the resident.
Built upon the graceful curve of the Bay of Angels, Nice is one of France's great cities, with palm lined boulevards, beautiful architecture and a melting pot of cultures and cuisines. In the middle of the Côte d'Azur region, sitting on the Mediterranean Sea, Nice is comprised of two large bays. A large bay encompasses the main part of the city, whereas a smaller closed deep bay is home to the natural harbour of Villefranche-sur-Mer. Behind the city, rolling hills rise towards the Alps less than 50 kilometres away.
Cap de Nice and Mont Boron is a peaceful, affluent area of villas and forest, perched on the hill that rises up between Nice port and the bay of Villefranche. Mount Boron is largely National Park with lovely walking trails and a fort; Cap Nice is the more developed part of Mount Boron that lies between the Basse Corniche road and the sea. If not driving, take buses 81 or 100 to get to Cap de Nice (bus stop Maeterlinck) or bus 14 to go directly to Mont Boron.