The Greeks and Romans did it, as did rich lords, film stars, artists and thousands of tourists. They were just going to pass by, but instead remained in Nice and along the Riviera. Some for just a few weeks, others for months and years. They were too captivated by the light, enchanted by the scents and charmed by the taste of olives, wine and succulent vegetables. All this with a chance to dabble their toes in a turquoise sea! In addition to this, a Nice Nouveau has evolved – a sassy Mediterranean metropolis with pulsating nightlife, new avant-garde hotels and daring art galleries. The most fashionable street, the Promenade des Anglais, is the Champs-Elysées of the whole Riviera. Have you already bought your return ticket?

Facts

Population

Nice: 347.000 Cannes: 70.000 Saint-Tropez: 5.600

Currency

1 Euro, € = 100 cents

Opening hours

Generally 10.00 – 19.00, closed on Sundays and in some cases, on Mondays. Banks are open 10.00 – 17.30 and in many cases Saturdays as well.

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Tourist information

Tourist Office 5. Promenade des Anglais, Nice + 33 892 707 407

Travel to Nice

Plan your flights to Nice with Etihad Airways for the opportunity to explore this wonderful French city located in the Alpes-Côte d’Azur Province. This fabulous city has a rich cultural heritage and a diverse range of attractions to offer the visitor. For art lovers there are museums and galleries that showcase both contemporary and historic pieces of art while for the more adventurous there are water sports and other recreational facilities available at the beaches and waterfronts.

Top 5 Things To Do in Nice

  • Enjoy the beach at the Promenade des Anglais and relax at one of the many restaurants that line the shores of this extraordinarily beautiful bay
  • Have a peek at the Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain and see the amazing collections of art that are on display at this beautiful museum
  • Shop for flowers at the Cours Saleya Flower Market while enjoying delicious coffee and breakfast at the cafes there
  • Visit La Chateau de Nice and experience the rich history of this ancient castle. Walk up the steps to castle Hill for beautiful sweeping views of the city
  • Take a stroll along the Promenade des Anglais and enjoy the beautiful views or just relax and watch the world go by

Plan Your Nice Holiday

The best time to visit Nice is in the summer months of June to August when the temperatures are perfect for sunbathing and visiting the city’s many beaches. At this time of the year many flight deals to Nice are offered to tourists, so be sure to check the Etihad Airways’ website for details.

It is best to book your tickets to Nice well in advance if you are planning to visit during the summer. Cheap hotels in Nice are available but will be more plentiful during the off-peak season.