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With its unusual mix of real-city grit, old-world opulence, year-round sunshine and exceptional location, Nice’s appeal is universal.

With its unusual mix of real-city grit, old-world opulence, year-round sunshine and exceptional location, Nice’s appeal is universal. Everyone will love sitting at a cafe or a bench on the legendary Promenade. The nightlife is buzzing and the art scene thriving.

Population:  340.735

The city of Nice is the fifth most populous city in France, located on the French Riviera in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.  Blessed by a sunny, temperate climate, Nice attracts visitors from around the world.

Among its many attractions are its beautiful beaches, lovely seaside promenade, interesting museums, famous city landmarks and other tourist attractions. Nice itself is an attraction: the rich blue-green sea, diverse shopping, splendid dining and lovely art-deco façades.  Nice is second only to Paris in the number of museums and galleries. 

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Nice has a hot Mediterranean/dry summer subtropical climate that sees dry and hot summers and mild winter temperatures that bring in rainy weather. Nice has four seasons of spring, summer, autumn and winter. 

Summer starts in June and ends in August and sees the hottest temperatures and lowest rainfall of any season, Temperatures average 25C.  Autumn comes to Nice in September and ends in November and sees the highest levels of rainfall of any season.

Temperatures in autumn average 20C. Winter starts in December and ends in February with average temperature highs of around 13Cs and average lows of between 4C and 5C. Spring begins in March and ends in May with temperature average 18C.


Public transportation includes a tram system, ferry service and transit service. Nice is a major air transportation hub in Europe.

The main train station is called Gare de Nice Ville. The central bus station in Nice France is called the Gare Routiere,  it's operated by the full city network of buses and trams. If you are going to make lots of trips, the 10-trip multi-ticket may be the best bet, at 10 €. Meanwhile, a one-day pass is 5 €, a seven-day pass 15 €.  

If you don’t fancy the bus, take the train – not much more expensive and one of the unsung joys of the region. The Coach service is available from Gare Routiere to Antibes, Juan-les-Pins, Cannes, Monaco and other nearby communities. Ferry service is available from Nice France to a number of destinations. The Port of Nice is an important port of call for cruise ships on the Mediterranean Sea. 

One-way ticket: 1.40 €

Monthly pass: 55.00 €

Theatre de la Photographie et de l'Image: This homage to the photographic arts is housed in a lovely renovated building a couple blocks off the busy Boulevard Jean Medicine thoroughfare. The museum typically hosts exhibits of universal appeal, such as a show dedicated to portraits of Hollywood celebrities over the decades and an exhibition on American Indians. Entry is free. 

Cours Saleya Flower Market: Nice's famous Flower Market is one of the best attractions in the whole city. The edges are lined with cafés and souvenir shops, and the stands themselves are packed with amazing produce and myriad flowers.

Matisse Museum: The lovely and innovative art of Henri Matisse was inspired by the fresh colors and lines of Nice. Just take a look at any of his art peering out of balcony windows, and you will surely see the Riviera shoreline. 

Vieux Nice, or Old Nice: Old Nice is downright dripping with atmosphere. Its narrow streets are a one-stop shop for take-home finds, such as Provençal wares. There are numerous restaurants in the area, as well as several fun bars and nightclubs. 


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