France

Nice Côte d’Azur

Nice, capital of the Côte d’Azur metropolitan area, fifth major city in France and the second main tourist hub in the country with more than 5 million visits per year, benefits from a unique setting and exceptional climate with 300 days of sunshine per year.

Between the sea and the mountains, at the joining of the Alpine and Mediterranean confluences, Nice and the 49 communes of the metropolitan area bring diversity together.

The city and its metropolitan area present multiple offerings:

  • Access to culture that is linked to a long tourism tradition. The city’s architectural history reflects this history in the centre of its application to the 2020 UNESCO World Heritage list.
  • Green urban parks in city centres as well as exceptional natural and protected areas in countryside and mountains, some of which are classified as natura 2000 locations.
  • Gastronomy of the local region with the label ‘cuisine nissarte’ based on traditional cuisine and agricultural and artisan products of excellence.
  • A seaside looking out onto the Mediterranean with many beaches and pedestrian and cycle promenades to enjoy the coast easily.
  • A range of outdoor activities outside the city with more than 80% natural land sites and 7 mountain resorts.
  • Dynamic events taking place in the heart of the city, such as the yearly carnival and Nice Jazz Festival, and the hosting of major sporting events.
  • International proximity: visitors can cross 2 borders in one day and return to Nice for dinner.
  • An exceptional accommodation offer in both quality and quantity with 240 hotels, a third of which have a four or five star rating.
  • The second international airport in France 10 minutes from the city centre of Nice.

Nice is constantly reinventing itself following changes in its visitors’ and citizens’ habits and way of life, ever greener and smarter.

The Nice Côte d’Azur Métropole is also a world pioneer and well-known smart and green city. It has taken on the challenge of new technologies and new sectors, and is currently pursuing a resolutely ambitious policy aimed at improving the lives of its inhabitants, optimising the management of the city and the creation of jobs and placing innovation and sustainable development at the heart of its economic development strategy.

Christian Estrosi Mayor of Nice, President of the Metropole Nice Côte d'Azur, Deputy President of the Sud Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur Region
Country
France
population
537,999
official website
www.nicecotedazur.org
Hillside castle at sunset
Walk of the English people hill
Moulins district

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