Things to know
2 hours 10 minutes
When we fly
Daily - 14:22 (Local time)
Where we fly
Nice International Airport
When you say touristic Nice, you say Promenade des Anglais and a chic mix of business, history and culture. The city has two parts separated by Paillon River – Old Town and the New Town, which hosts the well-known Promenade des Anglais, a 7 km path started in 1822 along the shore built by the English colony. The Old Town is a must-see, since its small streets from the base of the Le Château hill say a romantic story about the history past and the architecture bring up memories of the Belle Epoque style or the Baroque.
If you love nature and flowers, you should not miss the floral gardens and parks of the hills of the Chateau, the Chambrun park or the Espace Massena.
If you’re passionate about culture and art, you should have on you must-see list all the museums of Nice: MAMAC (Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain de Nice, Musée Matisse, Musée Masséna (that hosts collections of early Italian paintings and works by 19th-century and contemporary artists), Art and History Museum, Musee de Malacologie (seashells), Palais Lascaris, Musée des Beaux Arts, Musée archéologique de Cimiez(which contains the majestic ruins of a Roman amphitheatre), Musée de Photographie Charles Nègre. And of course, the prehistoric sites of Lazaret and Terra Amata, the archaeological site in open air located on the slopes of Mount Boron, at a level 26 meters above the current sea level of the Mediterranean, that contained tools of the Lower Paleolithic period, dated to about 400,000 BCE, as well as traces of some of the earliest use of fire in Europe. Even classical music lovers find something to try in Nice, since The Opera Palace offers classy evenings with ballet and classical music almost the entire year.
But still, the most appreciated and visited place in Nice is the Promenade des Anglais, which offers a spectacular view of the Mediterranean beachfront. La Promenade is full all-year-long, when tourists come to admire the sea in the winter.
When visiting Nice, there are at least three things to try:
1. The annual events (Nice Jazz Festival in July, Le festival du livre and Fête de la Saint Pierre - Festa de Sant Peire in June, La Fête de l’Assomption in August, La fête du port in September).
2. The Nicoise food – Salade Nicoise and Ratatouille are two of the most loved foods in Nice, but the local guides also recommend La Daube Niçoise, Les Petits Farcis and Le Pan Bagnat.
3. The local activities and visits in the rural places in the Nice vicinity - Vence, Saint-Jeannet, Saint-Blaise, Tourrette-Levens, Levens and also, in the mountains, to the Haut-Pays.
You should also know that Nice is the fifth largest city in France and has become a hub for research in industry, science and advanced technology since the creation of centers as Acropolis and Sophia Antipolis, so the city is also a center for business tourism.
- Country: France, a state member of the European Union and of the Schengen Area
- Official language: French
- Currency: Euro (EUR)
- Time zone: UTC/GMT +1:00 hour
- Phone Prefix: +33
- Internet domain: .fr .eu
- City card: You can buy a French Riviera Pass and enjoy different experiences for free or on discounted prices, such as transportation at 4 EUR/day.
- Airport: Nice Airport is an international airport, situated at about 20 km from Nice.
- COVID-19 Info: From 1 July, for travel to Europe, passengers must present the health pass, also called the “EU Digital COVID Certificate”. From the beginning of August, the health pass is mandatory for any destination, including in the European territory of France.