Art of living

Nice Côte d’Azur, symbol of a Mediterranean “art de vivre” or art of living…

A range of emotions

Situated on the Mediterranean coast, Nice Côte d’Azur has the irresistible charm of the southern cities. Here, the gentle way of life is due as much to the beauty of the city as to its exceptional climate. Your clients will be won over by the elegant “Promenade des Anglais”, which runs along the Baie des Anges for 7 kilometres, and by the incredible range of blues of the sea, which invites you to swim: turquoise, navy, celestial or indigo blue… Nice Côte d’Azur lives up to its name! From the top of the listed site of the Colline du Château, they will enjoy a remarkable view of the Baie des Anges, the old town and the port, from sunrise to sunset.

Vieux-Nice is, in itself, a festival of sensations! Narrow streets, yellow and ochre facades, craftsmen’s shops and small businesses, restaurants and lively squares make up the soul of this old quarter which is alive both day and night, not forgetting, of course, the Cours Saleya market, classified as one of the exceptional markets in France! A must-see!

Gastronomy and local products

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). Enhanced by the label “Cuisine Nissarde, respect for tradition”, Nice 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. Several establishments are holders of the label. They will welcome and treat your customers in the best way!

Workshops and cooking classes also reveal the secrets of how to make typical Nice dishes. Various formulas are offered to individuals or small groups. On-site tasting, at the end of the course, perpetuates the conviviality and sharing that is naturally present in Nice Côte d’Azur!

One cannot speak of Nice’s gastronomy and the art of living without mentioning its wine. Appreciated by connoisseurs, the Bellet hillsides produce remarkable red, rosé and white wines, whose reputation extends beyond our borders. Nice is thus the only major city in France to have an appellation contrôlée wine (AOC since 1941). Bellet wine is also the oldest grape variety in the world! Attractive tours for individuals and groups allow you to discover the traditional methods of its production.

An authentic heritage

In the summer of 2021, Nice was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List as the “winter resort town of the Riviera”! This inscription concerns the Outstanding Universal Value of Nice’s architectural, landscape and urban heritage, and in particular the vast 522-hectare urban complex, an eminent example of the fusion of international cultural influences, shaped from the middle of the 18th century to the middle of the 20th century by the cosmopolitan winter resort. Nice is indeed a veritable open-air museum, with spectacular modern artistic achievements adding to its extraordinary Belle Époque, Art Deco, and Baroque architectural heritage. Just look up and be surprised by the diversity and refinement.

In Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, your clients will extend the discovery by visiting the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild and its sumptuous gardens. They will be won over by the medieval perched village of Eze, its craftsmen’s shops and its perfume workshop. From the top of its exotic garden, the panorama is breathtaking. In Cagnes-sur-Mer, the Renoir Museum welcomes visitors in the heart of a magnificent estate planted with olive and citrus trees. Vence, a pretty medieval village, is celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Chapelle du Rosaire, decorated by the painter Henri Matisse, in 2021. Also to be discovered in Villefranche-sur-Mer, the Chapelle Saint-Pierre, dedicated to the patron saint of fishermen and entirely painted by Jean Cocteau!

An exceptional territory

Medium and high mountains, plains, rivers, urban centres cultivating the art of living, parks and gardens, hilltop villages with their architectural and religious heritage and unparalleled charm, traditional rural life and local produce, colourful and varied markets, high mountain resorts benefiting from quality infrastructures, natural parks (34% of the territory is classified as a Natura 2000 zone), creeks with crystal-clear waters, fishing harbours… There is enough here to combine all the pleasures in a single stay!

Your clients will not soon forget Nice Côte d’Azur and its art of living!

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