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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 You will be directed to a possibly non-accessible site. Take care. Be careful.


Where to stay in Nice

Where to stay in Nice
Le Saint Paul
And once again Saint-Paul-de-Vence, because it was so beautiful: The medieval town has quite a few things to offer, especially galleries for the numerous artists that have settled in the tight alleys.The Le Saint Paul is located in one of those alleys with the old cobblestone and the flowerpots, in a house from the 16th century that is just as romantic inside as it is outside: Small rooms full of French country house style par excellence, plus an open fireplace, silk fabrics and canopy beds. Here life is not art, but pure luxury.On the cosy terrace they serve Provencal cuisine in a personal atmosphere, the tea is served in front of the crackling fire, and you can read a good book or have an interesting conversation. If you still prefer to go out, you can go to the small art galleries in the perhaps most beautiful place in Provence. Doubles starting at 250,- euros per night.
Beau Rivage
Hotel Le Meurice

Where to shop in Nice

Where to shop in Nice
La Maison de l´Ol
Pickled olives in all the variations possible, the rarest kinds of pepper, elaborate salts, finest dried vegetables, hand-made soaps, exquisite oils: In the Maison de l'Olive all senses are caressed.Above all, of course, the sense of taste, because Marie Louise Guignard and her husband Bruno do everything they can to excite it. Of course, you can also buy the best olive oil here and take it as a small present. The spices from the Provence are another great gift, since they represent the essence of Nice: Great taste!
Florian du Vieux
Shop Sirop!

Where to eat in Nice

Where to eat in Nice
Le Comptoir
There we go again, the good old art nouveau, which is just as recurrent a theme in Nice as the bouillabaisse on the menus. In this stylish ambiance, only one thing can be served: traditional cuisine à la Nicoise.The floral elements and curvy lines of the building may appear a little dusty, yet the food is not: Only fresh ingredients from the market are used. The fish is still shaking its fins, the ravioli are melting on your tongue. Many stay a little longer: At the bar next door they serve the perfect one for the road after an excellent meal.It is a little bit more expensive than usual - à la carte you eat for about 30 euros, but you get an extra helping of nostalgia for free. Tip: Reservations required. If you show up without, you will put out to pasture with a mild smile.
11e Art
L'Aromate

What to see in Nice

What to see in Nice
High Club
Directly by the beach promenade in Nice, the Promenade des Anglais, you find the hip High Club with club boutique. It's the party hub for those who demand for exclusiveness! The motto: to see and to be seen. Directly in the High Club there's also the shrouded Club 47. Here the jet set of Nice throw their parties. From the turntables you hear electronic music by the hottest DJs like the French Martin Solveig who is currently celebrated by the scene. Other known DJs who have been standing behind the turntables include Benny Benassi, Bob Sinclar or Dennis Ferrer.
Ironman
Matisse-Museum

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