Nice.

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Nice is a large city in France on the French Riviera. It’s a popular destination for vacationers young and old, with something to offer nearly everyone. It is well known for the beautiful view on the Promenade des Anglais (map), its famous waterfront, and is an ethnically diverse port city.

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The *French Riviera (known in French as the Côte d’Azur) is no official boundary, but it is usually considered to extend from Toulon (map), Le Lavandou or Saint-Tropez in the west to Menton (map) at the France–Italy border in the east.

The clear air and soft light have particularly appealed to notable painters, such as Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, Niki de Saint Phalle and Arman. Their work is commemorated in many of the city’s museums, including Musée Marc Chagall (map), Musée Matisse (map) and Musée des Beaux-Arts (map).

International writers have also been attracted and inspired by the city. Frank Harris wrote several books including his autobiography My Life and Loves in Nice. Friedrich Nietzsche spent six consecutive winters in Nice, and wrote Thus Spoke Zarathustra here. Additionally, Russian writer Anton Chekhov completed his play Three Sisters while living in Nice.

Colline du Château (map). The castle hill overlooking the Baie des Anges and harbour offers a spectacular vantage point overlooking the city.

Old Nice (map) is also home to the Opéra de Nice (map). It was constructed at the end of the 19th century under the design of François Aune, to replace King Charles Félix’s Maccarani Theater. Today, it is open to the public and provides a regular program of performances.

The Place Masséna (map) is the main square of the city. Before the Paillon River was covered over, the Pont-Neuf was the only practicable way between the old town and the modern one.

The Place Garibaldi (map) also stands out for its architecture and history. The square was built at the end of the 18th century and served as the entry gate to the city and end of the road from Turin. A statue of Garibaldi, who was fiercely in favour of the union of Nice with Italy, stands in the centre of the square.

Place Rossetti (map). Entirely enclosed and pedestrianised, this square is located in the heart of the old town. With typical buildings in red and yellow ochres surrounding the square, the Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate (map) and the fountain in the centre, place Rossetti is a must-see spot in the old town.

The Cours Saleya (map) is situated parallel to the Quai des États-Unis. In the past, it belonged to the upper classes. It is probably the most traditional square of the town, with its daily flower market.

Much nicer beaches exist in other towns close by, such as Villefranche-sur-Mer (map), Antibes (map) and Cannes (map), which are far more sandy. Villefranche is a particularly preferred beach choice, especially if travelling with children, only 20 minutes away by the Zou! 100 bus.

Go to Èze (map). It is a small village on the way to Monaco. The village is situated on a small mountain and there is a beautiful cactus garden (map) with a spectacular view. There is a path that goes down the mountain from Eze Village to Eze Sur Mer (also Eze Gare, map). This is the Path of Nietzsche (named after the famous German philosopher Friedrich W. Nietzsche), with some fantastic views and a waterfall (if you know where to look).

 

Public transport.

Guide to traveling to and getting around in France.

Lignes d’Azur – public transport of Nice.

Also сheck оut мore info: Getting around NiceGetting around the French Riviera (nicetourisme.com) • Getting to France (uk.france.fr)

BUS: sobus.travel — sells bus tickets for all the bus companies. OuibusIsilinesFlixBusEurolinesMegabus >> (*Intercity buses in France)

TRAIN: Trains are a great way to get around in France. For regional trains, schedules can be found at ter.sncf.com. You can get from pretty much anywhere to anywhere else by train.

For long distances, use the TGV (Train à Grande Vitesse, or High-speed train) on which reservations are obligatory. TGVThelloOuigo. + RailEurope • EurostarThalysizy (Paris-Brussels) • TGV Lyria (Switzerland) • DB (Germany) • RENFE (Barcelona) >> (*Rail travel in France)

AIRPORT: parisaeroport.fr – Paris airport information. The main international airport, Roissy – Charles de Gaulle, is likely to be your port of entry if you fly into France from outside Europe.

FERRY: Brittany FerriesP&O FerriesDFDS Seaways

Nice Côte d’Azur, une destination à découvrir en toutes saisons!

Les plus belles images de Nice Côte d’Azur, 51 communes entre mer et montagne, sur la chaîne officielle de l’Office de Tourisme Métropolitain Nice Côte d’Azur

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Useful websites.

Links to additional resources with useful information for planning your trip.

VISAS & IMMIGRATION.

How do you obtain a VISA for a stay in France – and what are the customs procedures? + Customs and Visas (france.fr)

ABOUT-FRANCE.COM.

The practical travel and tourist information pages on Paris, French regions, driving in France, and a whole lot more.

FRANCE-VOYAGE.COM.

France-Voyage.com is a leading guide to Tourism in France. It provides holidaymakers with all the practical and cultural information.

guide.michelin.com: Find your next great culinary experience with the MICHELIN Guide.

France-Voyage.com: Since it was created in 2003, France-Voyage.com has developed over the years to become a leading guide to Tourism in France. It provides holidaymakers with all the practical and cultural information they need to help plan their stay.

About-France.com – is a website filled with hundreds of pages of relevant and useful information about France. The practical travel and tourist information pages on Paris, French regions, driving in France, and a whole lot more, are just part of a much wider exploration of modern France.

Le Figaro: This is a French newspaper that covers news, culture, and entertainment in France, and provides practical information for tourists on topics such as food, wine, and shopping.

Auto Europe: This website provides information on car rental options in France, as well as booking options and practical information on driving in France.

Velib: This is the website of Paris’ public bike-sharing system and provides information on renting bikes, pricing, and station locations.