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Nice Côte d'Azur

Nice Côte d'Azur

The Greeks and Romans did it, as did rich lords, film stars, artists and thousands of tourists. They were just going to pass by, but instead remained in Nice and along the Riviera. Some for just a few weeks, others for months and years. They were too captivated by the light, enchanted by the scents and charmed by the taste of olives, wine and succulent vegetables. All this with a chance to dabble their toes in a turquoise sea! In addition to this, a Nice Nouveau has evolved – a sassy Mediterranean metropolis with pulsating nightlife, new avant-garde hotels and daring art galleries. The most fashionable street, the Promenade des Anglais, is the Champs-Elysées of the whole Riviera. Have you already bought your return ticket?

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Nice Côte d'Azur
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Nice Cathedral

The cathedral is a masterpiece of Baroque architecture. Admire the beautiful ornamentation and friezes in the refreshing cool of the cathedral. On the outside, the shimmering colours on the dome have become one of Nice’s landmarks.

Address
Place Rossetti 3, Nice
Phoenix Parc Floral de Nice

Phoenix Parc Floral de Nice is the world’s largest greenhouse. Seven different tropical climates (damp, in other words) covering seven hectares, packed with 2.500 different plants. You can walk in the shadow of an (almost) unknown palm tree here, look at a baby shark, smell a thousand flowers and listen to bird song- on the loudspeakers.

Address
Promenade des Anglais 405, Nice
Le Grand Café de Turin

Le Grand Café de Turin is a genuine 1900s brasserie, with everything that the shellfish enthusiast could dream of – above all, heaps of oysters. Lightning fast waiters, as you would expect at a place like this.

Address
Place Garibaldi 5, Nice
La Reserve de Nice

La Reserve de Nice is a one star Michelin restaurant with a panoramic view of the best of what Nice has to offer - a lovely ocean view and a sunset over the Baie des Anges. The chef Sébastien Mahuet works with locally produced flavourful vegetables which brings exquisite taste to his cuisine.

Address
Boulevard Franck Pilatte 60, Nice
Galeries Lafayette

This is France’s Rolls-Royce of department stores. Here you will find many of the finest things that France has to offer in the way of clothes and souvenirs. It is also centrally located – even if slightly hidden behind its pillared arcades. Essential place to shop during the big sales in January and July.

Address
Avenue Jean Médecin 6, Nice
FNAC

An increasing number of tourists have discovered FNAC - France’s answer to Media Markt. The perfect place to fill your suitcase with French film and music. In addition, there is a small Fnac-Eveil-jeux store next door. This has all the educational toys you might want if you have small children at home.

Address
Avenue Jean Médecin 46, Nice

Best Time to Visit

With a mild Mediterranean climate and over 300 sunny days a year, any time is a good time to come to Nice. The best time, however, is in the spring and autumn, when the weather in Nice is warm and sunny but not overly hot. Winters on the Cote d’Azur are sunny and crisp, with no crowds, and a real village feel. The only month to avoid, ironically, is late July and all of August, when temperatures are at their hottest and all of Europe goes on a month’s vacation, jamming the roads, beaches, hotels and restaurants.

Airport Nice-Côte d´Azur

Airport Nice-Côte d´Azur is 7 km outside Nice. The airport bus departs every 20 minutes. A ticket gives you unlimited travel for the rest of the day in Nice. Taxi prices vary, but there is an updated list on the airport web site.

Address
Airport Nice-Côte d´Azur, Nice