Nice Capital of the French Riviera
With more than 800,000 inhabitants in the Nice agglomeration, from local families or more recent arrivals, the former Nikaia is the fifth largest city in France. A dynamic flourishing economy contributes to make Nice the second place in France for tourism after Paris with 4 million visitors a year. Creative, dynamic, cosmopolitan, young, Nice is full of innovative projects worthy of major European capitals. Innovation is omnipresent and visible in all fields. Nice is on the move, evolving, changing, excelling and catalysing all forms of energy.
Located on the shores of the Mediterranean, in the heart of a region of timeless beauty, it is both a coastal and mountain resort that cultivates the charm of its originality and its contrasts. Nice reveals itself to you in all its diversity.
Take the time to discover it fully and taste all the experiences it offers. According to your mood, your desires and your expectations, Nice will know how to seduce you. A city where everyone can find what they are looking for.
Beaches in Nice
There is over 7km of beaches in Nice, make the most of the pleasures of the sea – in activity or relaxation style…
According to your preferences, choose between 15 private and 20 public beaches…
Gastronomy in Nice
Nice, located between the sea and the mountains, between the beaches and the narrow streets, the diversity of its décor is as great as that of its restaurants waiting to welcome you.
A large number of restaurants have decided to transform this variety into a shared asset. Beyond its famous “salade niçoise” which is famous the world over, Nice is the only French city with Lyon to have its own appellation: “cuisine niçoise”.
What to see around Nice
The area around Nice is rich in ideas for outings and original discoveries.
Departing from Nice, take the winding roads of the backcountry or the legendary coast roads and admire the splendid coastal towns, the charming perched villages, valleys, nature reserves and towering mountains…
On a day outing from Nice, the not to miss Cannes and Monaco are just a short journey away… However it’s also worth taking time to discover lesser-known treasures such as small fishing ports, perched villages, natural parks, and ski-resorts…
The Carnival of Nice
The French Riviera’s first winter event, the Carnival of Nice alone justifies a stay in Nice. It is world famous and attracts nearly a million visitors of all nationalities every year.
Carnival offers countless reasons to visit Nice. Far from grey skies, 100% fun, Nice, capital of the French Riviera, is to be savored at this time of the year without moderation. Programming the Carnival of Nice means giving clients a chance to get their fill of excitement and good humour and take advantage of the atmosphere and riot of color!
In addition to all its festivities, Carnival offers a wonderful opportunity to discover Nice in winter: the mild climate, the luminosity of the sky and the art of living on the French Riviera will further enhance a programme that is already rich in confetti and excitement!
Culture on the Côte-d’Azur
Nice provides ideal conditions for the development of art and culture, consequently it has an extraordinarily rich cultural and artistic heritage.
The blue skies and light attracted the world’s most famous painters, Picasso lived in Antibes and Cannes, leaving plenty of his works on display, there’s a Chagall museum in Nice and Matisse crowns the region with his masterpiece Chapelle-du-Rosaire. The legacy of the great modern artists is intrinsic to the region’s character.
The Côte d’Azur has acquired an international glamour, embodied in the Cannes Film Festival and summer pleasures. From Nice, you will discover a diversity of natural beauty that inspired a whole movement of modern art. After the sybaritic pleasures of the Côte d’Azur, the hillsides offer a complete contrast with their stark landscape redolent with the scent of lavender. There are a number of truly charming hill towns to discover, most famous being the cobbled streets of St-Paul de Vence, and the less crowded Vence.
A sea breeze and a breath of fresh mountain air in Nice
Nice central location makes it an ideal base from which to explore all the diversity of the French Riviera. Nearby are many of the region’s most treasured art exhibits and in less than 30 minutes guests can enjoy the sybaritic pleasures of the glamorous coast, afterwards retreating to the more authentic pleasures of the countryside, where all activities are enlivened by the fresh mountain air.
Medieval towns host modern masterpieces
A wealth of history, art and culture enriches the south of France, and Nice offers an excellent access to many notable sites from Matisse’s masterpiece chapelle, to Renoir’s final home and studio.
A calendar of exclusive events
The French Riviera hosts some of the world’s most prestigious events and Nice is ideally located for enjoying a year-round calendar of arts, culture and sport.