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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.



Attractions and Places of Interest in Nice


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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Books about Nice


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

By Fodor's Travel Guides

Fodor's
Released: 2016-11-15
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Fodor s Provence & the French Riviera (Full-color Travel Guide)
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Written by locals, Fodor's travel guides have been offering expert advice for all tastes and budgets for 80 years.

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.

French Riviera, Nice, Cannes, & Monaco Marco Polo Guide (Marco Polo Guides)

By Marco Polo Travel Publishing

Brand: Marco Polo Travel Publishing
Released: 2012-05-28
Paperback (152 pages)

French Riviera, Nice, Cannes, & Monaco Marco Polo Guide (Marco Polo Guides)
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Marco Polo FrenchRiviera: the Travel Guide with Insider Tips


The French Riviera is the ultimate product of the modern leisure society, aplayground of the jet-setting elite, where the luxury world of the coast, withits palaces, chic harbor fronts set against azure sea contrasts with thetranquil, dramatic landscapes and remote mountain villages found away from theshore. Marco Polo French Riviera takes you along the coast, and through threeof France's most beautiful departments: Alpes-Maritimes, Var andAlpes-de-Haute-Provence. The 'Perfect Route' takes you to the most idyllicstretches of coast as well as the most beautiful villages and the best naturalscenery inland. The Best Of pages highlight some unique and free things to do,and have tips for rainy days and where you can relax and unwind. DiscoverWhat's Hot on the coast, whether glamping (camping in style) or tea mania,which has really established itself in this country of coffee drinkers.


The Insider Tips reveal where flower petals are crystallized and turned intosweets, and where in Nice you can immerse yourself in the art of Yves Klein.The Trips & Tours take you to the 'land of perfume' around Grasse andmountain villages in breathtaking locations. The Dos & Don'ts explain whyyour swimming trunks might cause you problems in St Tropez and why you shouldkeep your hands off those beautifully hand-painted olive oil bottles.


Marco Polo French Riviera provides comprehensive coverage of the region,including Monaco. To help you get around there's a detailed road atlas inside,city maps of Cannes and Nice in the backcover, plus a handy pull-out map. Amust-have for all travellers, including those who haven't bought a travel guidein the past.


Discover the best hotels, authentic restaurants, the region's trendiest placesand night spots; get tips on shopping and what to do on a limited budget; plusplenty of ideas for travel with kids. Also contains: the Perfect Route, TravelTips, Links, Blogs, Apps & more, French phrasebook and index.



Nice, France in 3 Days (Travel Guide 2017): Best Things to Do in Nice in 72 Hours.: Where to Stay,What to See,Where to Eat,Where to Go Out in the Evening,How to Save Money and Time in Nice, France.

By Guidora Team

Released: 2016-10-01
Kindle Edition (33 pages)

Nice, France in 3 Days (Travel Guide 2017): Best Things to Do in Nice in 72 Hours.: Where to Stay,What to See,Where to Eat,Where to Go Out in the Evening,How to Save Money and Time in Nice, France.
 
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Guidora's Nice in 3 Days Travel Guide, is your entry ticket to the most accurate advice on what are the best things to do in Nice in 72 hours. It includes a detailed 72-hour plan from the first moment you will arrive in the airport of Nice, until the moment you leave this amazing town.

Inside Guidora's Nice in 3 Days Travel Guide:

  • A 72 hours plan starting every day at 08:00 until late in the evening, with details on what to do every hour

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  • Insider tips to save time and money and get around like a local, avoiding crowds and trouble spots

  • Essential info at your fingertips - hours of operation, phone numbers, websites, transit tips, prices

  • Information in this Nice travel guide is up-to-date as of 2016.



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