Nice, seaport city, Mediterranean tourist centre, and capital of Alpes-Maritimes département, Provence–Alpes–Côte-d’Azur région, south-eastern France. The city is located on the Baie des Anges, 32 km from the Italian border. Sheltered by beautiful hills, Nice has a pleasant climate and is the leading resort city of the Côte d’Azur, or French Riviera. Nice, the fifth-largest city in France, acts as a magnet attracting people from all over the world, for a multitude of reasons, not only renowned for its grace, but Nice has also become a hub for research in industry, science and advanced technology since the creation of such centres as Acropolis and Sophia Antipolis. The Palais de Congres, a convention centre, can accommodate diverse functions.
Nice is also a city of art and culture and, after Paris, has the most museums in France. The city is animated at night as well as in the day especially in the summer with the Nice Jazz Festival held in the arena, the gardens of Cimiez, and the flower “war” on the Promenade des Anglais in which participate the prettiest women on the Cote d’Azur (French Riviera).
In Nice, you can take a walk along the Promenade des Anglais. There are seaside walks, and then there’s the Promenade des Anglais, which is more than just a grand walkway next to the Mediterranean: It’s been an integral part of Nice city life since this embankment was built in the 1820s. You can also visit and walk through Vieille Ville. The oldest part of the city is a change from Nice’s broad boulevards and expansive squares like Place Masséna. It’s a mesh of alleys with local shops and restaurants, darkened by tall ochre-painted apartment buildings and dominated by the Colline du Château to the east.
Nice’s beaches are pebbly, and while they’re beautiful to wander past, they may not be to everyone’s taste for sunbathing. There are private sections providing the comfort of sun loungers, and occasionally even laying sand. Everywhere else you can still pass a relaxing afternoon in the sun, but the currents might be a bit strong for little ones and the beach shelves quite steeply too.
The temperatures are highest on average in August, at around 21.5 °C. The lowest average temperatures in the year occur in January, when it is around 5.2 °C. On average there are 104 hours of sunshine per month.
Dependent on where you are staying in Nice and how far it is from the airport.