Nice, the capital of the Côte d’Azur is a truly cosmopolitan destination. This part of the glorious French Riviera is the perfect resort for sun lovers, with many people choosing to relax along Nice’s spectacular coastline during the sunny summer months and mild winters.

Many visitors staying in Nice enjoy a stroll along the Promenade des Anglais (Promenade of the English), which dates back almost 200 years and lines the city’s Mediterranean coast at the Baie des Anges (Bay of Angels). Central to life within Nice, this legendary boulevard is better known as simply the ‘Promenade’ and stretches for around 6 km / 4 miles, featuring many bright blue chairs where you can sit, relax and enjoy superb sea views.

Nice is home to a solid tourism infrastructure, with a number of popular tourist information centres. The nearby Nice Cote d’Azur Airport is home to a useful tourist information counter, while the main tourism bureau can be found within the city itself, along the famous Promenade des Anglais.

Tourists visiting Nice will find plenty of sightseeing opportunities all around the city. Many of these are historic and date from the 17th century, such as the magnificent Palais Lascaris, the Cathédrale de Sainte Réparate and the buildings of the Monastère Notre Dame de Cimiez. However, for many visitors, the legendary coastline is Nice’s main tourist attraction. Also of interest for tourists in Nice, look out for the Basilique Notre Dame, the Cathedrale Orthodoxe Russe St. Nicolas, and also the Phoenix Parc Floral de Nice, the city’s main botanical gardens.

Culture abounds in Nice and the city boasts a number of good museums and popular art galleries. Highlights include the Musée de Palaeontologie Humaine Terra Amata (Museum of Human Palaeontology), the Musée d’Archéologie de Nice-Cimiez (Archaeological Museum) and also the Musée Départemental des Arts Asiatiques (Regional Museum of the Asian Arts), all of which are filled with well displayed exhibits and educational information. For art lovers in Nice, the Musée des Beaux Arts (Museum of Fine Arts) can be found along the Avenue des Baumettes, while the Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain (MAMAC) along the Avenue St. Jean Baptiste is full of international modern paintings and pop art.

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