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Nice

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Welcome to Nice

Famous for its Belle Epoque architecture, Nice is one of the liveliest cities in the South of France. This vibrant, cosmopolitan seaside resort benefits from a remarkable location, enjoying the influence of the nearby Italian and Mediterranean cultures. Nice has attracted tourists for at least the last two centuries, tempted by its lovely coastline and wonderful culture.

Built upon the graceful curve of the Bay of Angels, Nice boasts palm-lined boulevards, beautiful architecture and a melting pot of cultures and cuisines. Museums, art galleries, boutiques, gourmet restaurants and cafes line the elegant streets of this town. Behind the city, rolling hills rise towards the Alps less than 50 kilometres away.

Cap de Nice, an affluent area of villas and forest, is perched on the hill that rises up between the port of Nice and the bay of Villefranche. Also here is Mount Boron, a national park with lovely walking trails and a fort. The coastline and its beautiful beaches are dotted with sophisticated beach clubs and bars serving signature cocktails and bubbles.

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News

Find out all about what is happening in Nice and how to make the most of your time here. The latest news, reviews of fun activities, fabulous beaches, current events and the trendiest restaurants, as well as interviews with leading locals, insider's guides and our top choices for things to do, see and experience in this cosmopolitan city.

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Events

You will not be short of entertainment in this beautiful French Riviera town throughout the year. The most popular public events take place along the Promenade des Anglais, including the Carnival in February, the Bastille celebrations in July and the Nice marathon in November. There are also plenty of live music and cultural festivals.

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What to see & do in Nice

Do

Head out onto the beach and venture into the sparkling blue waters to enjoy a whole range of watersports or, to experience more of the coast along Nice, hire a yacht or book a boat trip. There are also plenty of sporting activities on dry land such as exploring on bike or foot. Shopping is also a popular option, either at the local markets or the designer boutique shops.

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Nice's architecture shows her varied history with stunning art-deco hotels, neoclassical villas and Belle Epoque buildings, while her museums further show off her character as a melting pot of cultures. Dominating the city, at the top of Mount Boron sits Fort Mont Alban, built in 1557. But the 'piece de resistance' must be the Promenade des Anglais, an astonishingly pretty palm-lined boulevard by the sea.

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History & Culture in Nice

Nice is full of treasures in her narrow, winding streets, stunning parks and grand boulevards. Once an ancient Greek city, Nice was Italian until 1860 and, in the 20th century, it became a melting pot of cultures.

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History of Nice

Sights & Attractions in Nice

The city is an art lover's dream with world-famous museums like the Musée Matisse or the Musée Massena. But perhaps its most famous sights are the long Promenade des Anglais and the Place Massena.

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Attractions in Nice

Beaches in Nice

Nice has a gloriously long stretch of beach that curves around the Bay of Angels and runs all the way uninterrupted to Antibes. Covered in smooth pebbles, this beach is lined with beach clubs.

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Beaches in Nice

Things to Do in Nice

There are activities galore in Nice throughout the year, from boat trips to shopping or getting pampered at a spa. Perhaps one of the most iconic things to do is to walk, cycle or rollerblade along the Promenade des Anglais.

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Sports & Activities in Nice

Dining in Nice

In Nice, you’re spoilt for choice on any budget, whether dining on gourmet French fare at a Michelin-starred restaurant, taking a table at an Italian ristorante or eating fresh baguettes and camembert from a market stall.

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Where to Eat in Nice

Nightlife in Nice

As one of France’s largest cities, there’s lots do at night in Nice. From sipping on classy cocktails looking out across the Mediterranean to dancing at a heaving nightclub or listening to live music in one of the English pubs.

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Nightlife in Nice

Where to Stay in Nice

The cosmopolitan seaside city of Nice has a wealth of accommodation to suit all your holiday aspirations. From luxury hotels on the seafront to apartment rentals in the city centre or cosy B&Bs in the Old Town.

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Where to Stay in Nice

How to get to Nice

Well-serviced by a large international airport, it is extremely easy to travel to and to get around in Nice. Major airlines fly here while buses and taxis connect the airport with the city centre.

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How to Get to Nice