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Nice


Located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region, Nice is a city in southern France, on the Mediterranean Coast near the border with Italy. As of 2004, Nice had an estimated population of 347,100.

Nice is a major tourist center, and one of the leading resorts on the French Riviera (French: Côte d'Azur).

Promenade des Anglais:
Promenade des Anglais


Key Facts about Nice


Hotel Negresco:
Hotel Negresco in Nice, France
Here are some facts about Nice:
  1. Nice is located in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of southern France, on the Mediterranean Coast near the border with Italy.

  2. As of 2004, Nice had an estimated population of 347,100.

  3. People from Nice are known as Niçois.

  4. Nice is believed to have been founded by the Greeks of Marseille in around 350 BCE. Their settlement was named Nikaia, after Nike, the goddess of victory.

  5. Nice is one of the main resorts on the French Riviera (French: Côte d'Azur), and is very popular with tourists and vacationers.

  6. Nice is often called "Nice la Belle" (Nice the Beautiful). This is also the name of the unofficial anthem of the city, which was written by Menica Rondelly in 1912.

  7. The famous beachfront in Nice is known as the Promenade des Anglais (Promenade of the English), often simply known La Promenade or La Prom.

  8. The most famous hotel in Nice, is the Hotel Negresco. Hotel Negresco is palatial hotel on the the Promenade des Anglais. The Hotel Negresco first opened in 1913, and contains a gourmet dining (two stars in Guide Michelin) restaurant called Le Chantecler. In 2003, Hotel Negresco was designated by the French government as a national historic building.

  9. The annual Nice Carnival, which spans the two weeks prior to Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday), takes place on the Promenade des Anglais. The carnival attracts around 1 million visitors each year.



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Attractions and places of interest in Nice include:

Weather in Nice


Nice has a Mediterranean climate. Winters are mild, and Summers are generally hot, dry, and sunny. Rainfall most falls during the Winter, and in the Summer is much less frequent - typically there are only one of two days of measurable rain in July for example.

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Nice Travel Guide: Sightseeing, Hotel, Restaurant & Shopping Highlights

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Nice on the French Riviera is famous for its temperate climate and landscape and it is sometimes called “Nice la Belle” (Nice the Beautiful.) It is the second-most visited tourist destination in France, after Paris, with 4 million arrivals a year. Introduction to Nice, France - Overview - Culture - Orientation/Location - Climate and When to Visit - Sightseeing Highlights - Promenade des Anglais - Beaches - Baie des Anges - Colline du Chateau, Vielle Ville - Old Town Nice (Vieille Ville) - Cimiez - Palais Massena, Baie des Anges - Musee d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain, near Place Garibaldi - Marc Chagall Museum, Avenue Docteur Menard, Cimiez - Matisse Museum, 164 Avenue des Arenes, Cimiez - Musee Picasso, Chateau Grimaldi, Antibes - Musee des Beaux-Arts, 33 av. des Baumettes - Theatre de la Photographie et de l’Image, 27 Blvd. Dubouchage - Cathedrale Orthodoxe Russe St-Nicolas, Avenue Nicolas-II - Cours Saleya Markets - Chapelle de la Misericorde, Cours Saleya - Church of Sainte Jeanne d’Arc, 86, Avenue Saint Lambert - Notre-Dame de Nice, 37 Bis Avenue Jean Medecin - Cathedrale Sainte-Reparate, 3 Pl. Rossetti, Vieux Nice - Saint-Tropez, French Riviera - Cannes, French Riviera - Monte Carlo, Monaco - Recommendations for the Budget Traveler - Places to Stay - Places to Eat and Drink - Places to Shop

Fodor's Provence & the French Riviera (Full-color Travel Guide)

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The darlings of French tourism, Provence and the French Riviera have always been beautiful destinations attracting everyone from the rich and famous to world-renowned artists. With unbelievable coasts and rustic-chic villages, the regions draw travelers eager to experience their azure skies and legendary landscapes. This full color-guide highlights the best of this region, from the urban buzz of Marseilles and Nice to the glamorous meccas of St-Tropez, Cannes, and Monaco.



This travel guide includes:

· Dozens of full-color maps 

· Hundreds of hotel and restaurant recommendations, with Fodor's Choice designating our top picks

· Multiple itineraries to explore the top attractions and what’s off the beaten path

· In-depth breakout features on Provence's Lavender Route, the region's artistic legacy, and the area's outstanding cuisine

· Major sights such as Aix-en-Provence, Arles, Avignon, the Calanques, the Camargue, the Lavender Route, Marseille, Pont du Gard, St-Paul-de-Vence, St-Remy-de-Provence, St. Tropez

· Coverage of The Alpilles, Arles and the Camargue; The Vaucluse; Aix, Marseille, and the Central Coast; The Western Cote D'Azur; Nice and the Eastern Cote D'Azur; Monaco



Planning to visit more of France or focus on Paris? Check out Fodor's travel guides to France and Paris.


 
 
 

 
 
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