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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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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


Where to eat in Nice

Where to eat in Nice
11e Art
A smart restaurant may make you think: Big plate, nothing on it, and a hefty bill. Not in the 11e Art, because here everything is smart, even the presentation: Modern interior, with bar stools made of steel outside and sofas inside, this restaurant is a refreshing newcomer to the trendy, young scene of Nice. And then the food: For a menu with six courses you pay 36 euros, and they are well worth it. The duck breast with polenta may look small, but it fills the stomach and is absolutely divine. Just as the fois gras, the sorbet and just about anything that you order here.Despite the stylish ambiance, the 11e Art has maintained its relaxed ways and convinces with its magnificent food and incredible service: If you are a vegetarian, the waiters fiddle with their menu until it's suitable for you. And if you don't know what things mean, they take your hand and explain everything. Finally, if you like Japanese food, you can get that, too, because one of the chefs happens to come from Japan. The tourist trap Promenade des Anglais is close by, but the restaurant is situated in a calm side street. Instead of the common French fries, it only serves French best.
Nice Garden Hotel
Brasserie L'F

What to see in Nice

What to see in Nice
Cigalon Plage
To experience Nice by car is a challenge in itself. It's more than certain that there will be major traffic jams on the main connections. Thus it's best to leave the city every now and then: for example for the beach in Cagnes sur Mer which is only a few kilometres away. What you'll find there is a turquoise blue sea and hip venues along the Promenade de la Plage. Ideally you spend the whole day at Le Cigalon and begin with a giant tuna salad for lunch - try to avoid the Beef Tartar in extreme heat! Afterwards you make yourself comfortable for a couple of hours on the restaurant's beach chairs and enjoy the infrastructural advantages that's missing in the hidden beach bays. Good souls will come and bring you refreshing drinks while an oversized buddha head watches over the goings-on. Then it's time to get back on the wooden veranda again where you'll be served exotic specialities - which matches the lounge music and the Asian sculpture.
The Nice Carnival
High Club

Where to stay in Nice

Where to stay in Nice
Hotel Palais
A stylish manor for everyone who can afford it: The mixed guests not only come for shopping and meeting, but also for splashing around. In fact, the pool might be the main attraction. The indoor/outdoor pool has Greek mosaics in the water, a Buddhist bar and an Asian restaurant right near the water - it doesn't get more international than that. And the view onto the sea tops it all.If you also want to enjoy that from your rooms, you should absolutely book one in the upper floors: The massive columns of the Art Deco facade often inhibit the view to the blue. Still, it doesn't really matter, since the furnishing of the rooms make up for a lot: Saffron, ochre, and blue make you feel like cosy. The room service is great, and you have W-Lan and beauty products from Annick Goutal. Doubles starting at 290,- euros a night.
La Perouse
Beau Rivage

Where to shop in Nice

Where to shop in Nice
La Ferme Formagèr
When you step into this shop, you will leave it full and hungry at the same time: The scent of more than 120 cheese varieties, the samples which you get before buying, and the spectacle of so much cheese fills you up, while the unique selection makes you hungry for more.More cheese, more indulgence? Voilà: Tuesday to Saturday, Jean-Paul and Jérôme Perrin turn their shop into a gourmet cheese restaurant. Now you can enjoy the cheese with its best friend, French wine, and indulge in traditional cheese dishes such as fondue or raclette.
La Maison de l´Ol
Sephora

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