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Nice

Nice is the capital of the French Départments Alpes-Maritimes and is one of the most famous tourism destination on the Côte d%Azur. Starting in the 1850s, even before Nice was part of France, the city was the destination of choice for rich aristocrats from all over Europe as a winter getaway, including Queen Victoria and the Russian Czar. But they were not the first who appreciated the mild climate and the location between the Alps and the Mediterranean. Greek settlers and Roman invaders were here 2000 years earlier. From the Greek period the city still has its name, they called it after Nike, their Goddess of victory. The conquering Romans renamed the town Cemenelum, the name lives on in the Cimiez district of Nice. Here you can visit a Roman arena still in use today and the ruins of a gigantic Roman bathhouse.

Today Nice looks like a museum in architectural history. If you take a stroll through the charming Old Town you will find a lot baroque, classicism, belle époque and art déco buildings next to contemporary architecture. The famous artist Henri Matisse left many of his works and his own private collection on display in the Musée Matisse. Enjoy the local cuisine and try socca, a pancake made of chickpeas flour, or the salade niçoise. Make a daytrip to famous neighboring cities like Monaco, Cannes and St. Tropez and have a great time just relaxing on the beach!

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Worth knowing

Worth knowing

France
  • Currency: Euro(EUR)
  • Language: France
  • Capital: Paris
  • Austrian flight destination: Paris, Lyon, Nice
Airport
  • Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE): The airport is located 7 km (4 miles) west of Nice.
  • Address: Rue Costes et Bellonte, 06206 Nice, France
  • Telephone: (33) 08 2042 3333
  • Airport Nice You will be directed to a possibly non-accessible site. Take care. Be careful.


What to see in Nice

What to see in Nice
Ironman
At the Ironman in Nice the athletes sweat and rave: The location is so beautiful that that it's almost a shame they have to hurry through it. At 6.30 a.m. it starts with the 3.8 km swimming contest in the turquoise coloured waters of the Côte d'Azur. 50 minutes later: Get on bikes and peddle 180 kilometres (in words: one hundred and eighty) up and down the Maritime Alps. If they are still able to move their legs they have to get onto the streets and run 42 kilometres. The first one to reach the Promenade des Anglais after these trials has made it, winning one of the most difficult contests of all, in one of the most beautiful settings. The best athletes reach the magical finishing line around 3 p.m., while the last iron men and women arrive around 10.30 p.m. You can't begrudge them some time to party! At the Place Masséna the Ironman Village awaits spectators and athletes with a gigantic firework display and many events for all the senses.
The Nice Carnival
Fondation Maeght

Where to eat in Nice

Where to eat in Nice
Don Camillo
Stéphane Viano is dabbling in the food today, yet the founder was a certain Camille, which explains the name of the restaurant. The small eatery only has nine tables, yet the food is this much greater: Authentic fare from the Provence. If you don`t know what that is: Risotto and vegetables, but not any vegetable, but fresh from the seller around the corner. The saddle of lamb is also served, of course with herbs from Provence and zucchini sugared with Parmesan. If there`s seafood, it`s jumbo shrimp. The chef and the season decide what exactly will be on offer. And along with all this delicious food there is a lot artwork on the walls, in order to shorten the waiting period. If you like it, you can pack it in along with the doggie bag. It remains doubtful, however, whether the dog understands much about art.
Le Comptoir
Kei's Passion

Where to stay in Nice

Where to stay in Nice
Hotel Le Meurice
Art Deco is never out. If it is, it will come back. The Hotel Le Maurice keeps to the law that one always meets twice in life, thereby saving on the costs for remodeling: The hotel is 30s through and through, and it`s always been like that. It`s this true and authentic charm that makes the Maurice unique next to all the trendy designer hotels: The creaking parquet floor in the lobby, the open lift, the red carpet in the rooms, and the stucco on the walls - the only things missing for a perfect time warp would be a topper and mustache. Yet you don`t need to live without modern amenities. Instead of a telephone cabin in wood there is W-Lan, and instead of servants with fans there`s air-conditioning and satellite TV instead of theater. If you pull away the heavy curtains you see cars instead of horse-drawn carriages. It`s still easy to take the Art Deco feeling out with you: The old town is only a walking stick away, as well as the elegant parks in which you can saunter wonderfully.
Nice Garden Hotel
Le Saint Paul

Where to shop in Nice

Where to shop in Nice
Antic Boutik
Jean-Christophe Serra is 25 years old. When working as a designer and DJ he feels the urge to start a new store in Nice. To his mind, Nice needs a place with an international offer of women's and men's clothing as well as design. He has little experience in the business. However, he founds the Antic Boutik in the historic part of the French coastal city - that was 16 years ago. The store still exists. Both men and women from Nice love to come to Jean-Christophe's boutique. In former times especially because of limited editions of Nike sneakers, today mostly for the selected designer pieces that Jean-Christophe constantly collects during his trips to Paris, New York and Tokyo. But he also finds new goods through friends from the fashion business with whom he talks a lot about aspiring new brands. Quite generally, friends are an important component of Jean-Christoph Serra's life philosophy and the design of his store comes from his buddy Davide Mosconi from Turin.
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Etam-Boutique

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