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Feel our top 5 sensory experiences in Nice…

See the views from the Colline du Château. Nice is best appreciated from up high – and this lush wooded outcrop offers respite from the searing heat too.

Hear jazz in July. Having welcomed Louis Armstrong in its opening year in 1948, Nice’s Jazz Festival is a highlight of its cultural calendar and attracts thousands of spectators to Place Masséna and its environs.

Smell olive oil, garlic and sun-ripened tomatoes. Niçois cuisine just wouldn’t exist without these three hallowed ingredients. Olive oil features in almost everything from salads, sauces and meat marinades to breads and beauty products.

Taste Salade Niçoise (with tuna, hard-boiled eggs, olives and anchovies); pissaladière, a kind of tart or pizza with onions and anchovies; and the famous, peppery chickpea pancake known as socca.

Touch the tarmac of the Promenade des Anglais on rollerblades. This renowned seafront stretch is the place to take the sea air for both visitors and residents, whether on wheels or in running shoes.

Considered the capital of the Côte d’Azur, dynamic and colourful Nice is one of the most popular destinations for a city break in France, combining history and culture with mouth-watering gastronomy and a sweeping bay of turquoise sea. Get lost in the ramshackle, honey-hued Old Town (‘Vieux Nice’) and pause to buy fruit and flowers at the Cours Saleya, visit world-class art galleries, paddle from the pebbly beach, and climb up to the lush green Colline du Château for the best views over the city’s red-tiled rooftops.

Getting to NiceBy air: Nice International AirportBy train: 5h30m from Paris by TGV

Further information:Nice-Côte d’Azur Tourist OfficePromenade des Anglais06302 NiceTel. +33 (0)4 92 14 46 14


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