Nice, capitale de la Côte d'Azur

Nice, capital of the French Riviera

Nice, symbol of a Mediterranean way of life…

On the Mediterranean coast, only a few kilometres from Italy, Nice has all the charm of a southern city. Even before you land on the Nice tarmac, you will be breathless by the view that awaits you through the window. No wonder Nice Côte d’Azur International Airport has been on the podium of the most beautiful approaches in the world for several years in a row! In addition to the extraordinary monochrome of the Mediterranean Sea, the panorama of the mountains (snow-covered in winter) is also awe-inspiring.

Capital of the French Riviera, Nice is the perfect embodiment of the art of living. The blue of the Mediterranean, the marvellous light that can only be found here, breakfast on a sunny terrace, a quiet stroll through the narrow streets of the old town, lunch on a hotel terrace, an afternoon of shopping in the city’s prestigious boutiques, a dip in the sea, an aperitif on the Cours Saleya, a classical music concert at the Opera, a gala evening at the Casino, a candlelit dinner in a Michelin-starred restaurant…Nice is all of these things and more!

Old Nice is, in itself, a festival of sensations! Narrow streets, yellow and ochre facades, craftsmen’s shops and small boutiques, restaurants and lively squares make up the soul of this old quarter, which is alive day and night, not forgetting, of course, the Cours Saleya market, classified as one of the exceptional markets in France! From the top of the listed site of the Colline du Château, you can enjoy a remarkable view of the Baie des Anges, the old town and the port, from sunrise to sunset.

A successful trip includes a taste of the local gastronomy.

Fresh salads, grilled fish, seasonal vegetables, local wine… Nice’s cuisine is above all a simple and sunny cuisine that honours the products of its land, such as olive oil, harvested on the hills with a protected designation of origin (AOP). Valued and protected by the label “Cuisine Nissarde, le respect de la tradition”, Nice’s cuisine is now part of France’s intangible cultural heritage and is the subject of an application for inclusion in UNESCO’s Inventory of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity. All the diversity of the local cuisine can be savoured in a small bistro, a gourmet table or on the terrace, accompanied by a view of the port, Old Nice or the Baie des Anges.

Nice, on the UNESCO World Heritage list!

The recent inscription of Nice by UNESCO is the recognition of the exceptional universal value of Nice’s architectural, landscape and urban heritage, a fusion of international cultural influences. A true open-air museum, Nice offers you its extraordinary architectural heritage of the Belle Époque, Art Deco, Baroque. Or even modern. Just look up and let yourself be surprised by so much diversity and refinement.

From time immemorial, artists have been fascinated by the light of Nice and have frequently taken up residence on the Côte d’Azur, bringing with them all the currents of pictorial art in their immense diversity. Take advantage of your stay in Nice to visit the museums and galleries and the prestigious collections of Matisse, Chagall and the famous École de Nice.

Helpful hints

For your cultural and leisure visits, adopt the French Riviera Pass, an open sesame that will facilitate your stay and offer you many advantages.

As you can see, Nice Côte d’Azur is a unique and multiple destination. With its international airport 15 minutes from the city centre, its range of nearly 200 hotels, its many museums, its architectural heritage, its climate, its seaside, its festivals and its art of living, it is the ideal destination that knows how to get everyone on the same wavelength… All those who stay here are surprised by how much there is to do!


Explore the capital of the French Riviera!

Newsletter

Sign up now to get a sneak preview of exclusive offers, new experiences and all the news about Nice.

  • Book your accommodation on-line

    Make the most of our booking platform to check availability and compare rates of the different types of accommodation in Nice Côte d’Azur! To help you prepare your stay, we offer a...

  • Special offers Nice-Cannes Marathon

    Save the date – 30 October 2022 for a 5* experience 42.195 km, surrounded by palm trees and the blue waves of the Mediterranean sea, the Alpes-Maritimes Nice-Cannes Marathon is back! Prepare...

Visits and activities

Guided walking tours, electric bike or Segway tours, minibus outings or tourist trains…

Make your choice and book on line.

Book your visit or activity

  • Visites guidées et balades commentées

    Guided visits and walking tours

    What is the better way to discover Nice Côte d’Azur than with a guided visit or walking tour? Nice Côte d’Azur has a thousand and one surprises in store… its monuments, its...

  • Vélo en famille

    Family cycling

    Pedal at your own pace, discover, have fun and enjoy relaxing moments by family cycling… Here are some activities and itineraries especially adapted to families:  Guided family cycling tours : A Taste...

FRENCH RIVIERA PASS

Visit more and spend less!

With the French Riviera Pass, make the most of free access to over 50 sites and attractions for 24, 48 or 72 hours with or without the transport option.

 

BUY YOUR FRENCH RIVIERA PASS

  • French Riviera Pass

    French Riviera Pass

    Make your life easier and save money during your holidays in Nice Côte d’Azur! For a 100% discovery holiday, don’t hesitate to get the French Riviera Pass. This is a unique card...

Our special offers

Choose your “all-inclusive” offer according to the theme, the number of persons and the duration of your stay.

Book your stay

  • Your spring family holiday

    Choose Nice Côte d’Azur for your family holidays and enjoy all the activities of our destination between sea and mountains. The holidays offered by our partners with the “Famille Plus” label provide...

  • Special offers Nice-Cannes Marathon

    Save the date – 30 October 2022 for a 5* experience 42.195 km, surrounded by palm trees and the blue waves of the Mediterranean sea, the Alpes-Maritimes Nice-Cannes Marathon is back! Prepare...