Nice is the capital of the French Riviera. It is the ideal destination for those wishing to benefit from the sunny weather, the great modern art museums and galleries, the beaches and the picturesque atmosphere of the old town. Along the sea, the famous Promenade des Anglais is lined with many luxury hotels, some of which are Belle Epoque style. French Riviera.
In the 19th century, British aristocracy included Nice on their “Grand Tour”. In winter, people from all over Europe descended on the town to enjoy the mild climate. The later years of the 19th century and the years leading up to the First World War were Nice’s heyday. Nice has remained until today a prime tourist destination in the French Riviera.
Nice's weather, beaches, beautiful lanscape, many great sights and relaxed way of life make it irresistible. No wonder Nice is the second tourist city in France after Paris.
You should spend at least a day in Nice.
The 7 km long Promenade des anglais is the most famous sight in town. Lined on one side with hotels, on the other side with beaches, it is the perfect place for a walk. The old Nice, with narrow streets, is full of colorful houses and Baroque buildings and churches. It is famous for its bustling market on the Cours Saleya. This colorful market brings together florists, fruit and vegetable merchants and local producers. In the evening, Cours Saleya comes to life with its many restaurants, pubs and café terraces. The beautiful arcaded buildings on Place Masséna and Avenue Jean Médecin are home to many shops and malls.
As both painters lived in the French Riviera, the city has world class Matisse and Chagall Museums. The Castle Hill and its park offer a beautiful view of the colorful rooftops of Old Nice and the surrounding area.
The major event of the city is the famous carnival that takes place every year in February. In July, the Nice Jazz Festival, an international jazz festival, brings together great artists.
Nice is the main city of the French Riviera. As it is centrally located, it is a perfect place to stay and discover the whole French Riviera.
Close to Nice, go to Picasso Museum Antibes, Leger Museum Biot, Cannes, Eze, Menton, Monaco, Saint Jean Cap Ferrat, Villa Ephrussi, Saint Paul de Vence, Fondation Maeght. Fly Air France or Easyjet to Nice Airport.