Nice (France)

Nice Travel Guide and Trip Resources

Daniel Stockman

An inviting (azure) spectacle

Fantastic azure blue seasMost beaches are not sand beaches but lined with pebbles
Promenade des Anglais
Vieux Nice: narrow streets and quirky shops for clothing, household items, souvenirs

We've been around, but seldomly have we come across a sea as appealing as those seen when looking out from the beaches of Nice in southern France's Côte d'Azur. Just take a stroll along the Promenade des Anglais and you will see what we mean. There is something extaordinarily bright about the azure blue seas in front of it, light blue where it reaches the beaches and deep dark further out.

It's an inviting spectacle. What's perhaps less inviting are the beaches themselves, which mostly consist of pebbles. Not to worry however, as if it's sandy beaches that you're after, you can always head to nearby Villefranche or Antibes.

Nice means something different to every type of traveler, depending on whether you are traveling as a backpacker or in all-out luxury, yet common themes are the promenade, the colorful narrow streets of Vieux Nice (old Nice), shopping and great dining. Typical additions to those are the Musee Matisse (Matisse Museum), lively Cours Saleya Flower Market and the Colline du Chateau with is grand views over the bay. [Review by travelindicator]


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Key info

  • Nice is a city in France's region of Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur. It has a population of 1,005,230, is situated at an altitude of 82ft and the best airport to fly into is NCE (Cote D'azur International Airport, Nice)
  • The currency used in France is the Euro (EUR)

Other cities in the region (Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur, France)

Marseille, Roquebrune-Cap-Martin, Gordes, Briançon, Cannes, Avignon

Nice Weather

Historical average maximum temperature per month (℉):

55 55 59 63 70 75 81 82 77 70 63 57

Historical average rainfall per month (inches):

2.7 1.8 1.5 2.7 1.8 1.3 0.5 0.7 2.9 5.2 4.1 3.7

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