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Nice

 
The departement of the Alpes Maritimes - Pop.: 73.383 h.

On Highway A8 and route N7, 800km from Paris, 230Km from Marseille.
Nice International Airport (20km).
City of Nice

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, Nice has become a hub for research in industry, science and advanced technology since the creation of such centers as Acropolis and Sophia Antipolis. The Palais de Congres, a convention center, can accomodate diverse functions.


Nice - Promenade des Anglais


Nicoise - traditional clothes

Both elegant and simple, Nice's charm comes from its exceptional climate as well as its beauty.





Nice - Promenade des Anglais

Even in the winter the cafe terraces are filled with people happily drinking and contemplating the ultra famous Promenade des Anglais. Always in flower this wonderful walk follows along the bay, looking out onto the Baie des Anges and the beaches on one side, and on the other such luxury hotels as the Negresco.



Nice - Old town
The architecture of Nice can be astonishing with the wild exaggerations of the Belle Epoque style or the Baroque influenced houses and mansions on the hills of Mont Boron.

Fabulous creations have been realized in the floral gardens and parks of the hills of the Chateau, the Chambrun park or the Espace Massena.



Nice - Palais de Justice Square
The only way to get to know the real Nice is by strolling through the ochre colored streets listening to the "Nicois" speaking their own language (Nissart) and by tasting their savory cooking, One musn't miss the onion, anchovy and olive tarts called Pissaladieres, the vegetable and tuna sandwiches known as Pan Bagnat, the Salade Nicoise or the famous Ratatouille (tomatoes eggplant and zucchini squash stew). The main cooking ingredient is olive oil ot course, and many of the dishes are garnished with the succulent little black Nice olives called Caillette.


Cimiez arenas - Nice

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).


Each day on the Cours Saleya there is the great flower market where one can also find fruit and vegetables in the mornings. Each quarter in Nice is alive with markets, boutiques and restaurants making the whole city a lively place to visit.


What to see:

The prehistoric sites of Lazaret and Terra Amata.
The Prefecture Palace. The Opera.
A Russian Orthodox church.
Many other churches big and small.
Modern Art Museum. Art and History Museum.
Musee de Malacologie (seashells). Matisse Museum.
Palais Lascaris. Musee des Beaux Arts.
Musee d'Art Naif and more...



Leisure activities:

Theater Opera, Night Clubs.
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Water sports, swimming pool.
Horseback riding, golf, tennis,
squash, ice skating, hang gliding.
ULM flying, shopping...
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Accommodation:

Hotels and palaces.
Holiday rentals.
Bed and breakfast.



Neighbouring towns and villages:

Villefranche sur Mer (5km), Beaulieu (7km), Saint Jean Cap Ferrat (10km).







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