Nice and its surroundings

Nice is the capital of the French Riviera, situated right by the azur blue shores of the Mediterranean Sea in the south-east part of France. Nice is the fifth largest city in France and the international airport is located only 5km from the city centre.

Nice is the capital of the French Riviera, situated right by the azur blue shores of the Mediterranean Sea in the south east part of France. Nice is the fifth largest city in France and the international airport is located only 5km from the city centre. 

The city was founded in 350 B.C. and became very popular in the beginning of the 20th century thanks to the numerous royal families and celebrities that flocked there. Nice offers a 7-km long boardwalk, beautiful beaches and all sorts of shopping, making it one of the most visited cities. 

For some years now, Nice is undergoing a face-lift; buildings are being repaired and repainted, streets are closed for cars in favour of the new tramway and the railway station is restored.Carré d’Or, the golden square, is one of the most elegant areas in Nice. Mont Boron westward and Fabron to the east are also very popular because of their wonderful views over the sea and with prices a little more affordable for houses and apartments.

 In terms of leisure, Nice offers the combination of sun, sea and winter sports in the mountains nearby as well as the pulse of a big city with a wide range of restaurants, night clubs and shopping.