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Nice, capital of the French Riviera, is also the 2nd largest international tourist hub in France after Paris. Both elegant and popular, it draws its charm from its gentle way of life, which has as much to do with the beauty of the city as with its exceptional microclimate, which has always attracted and inspired artists.
Nice is characterized by a great variety of architectural styles, from different periods (Prehistory and Antiquity, Baroque Art, Belle Epoque, Art Deco and Contemporary Art). It is also a privileged holiday resort with its beaches, shopping, lively nightlife and numerous events throughout the year. UNESCO has included Nice on the World Heritage List with "Nice, winter resort town of the Riviera".
Nice is also part of the Nice Côte d'Azur Metropolitan Territory, which is 80% mountainous and extends from the shores of the Mediterranean to the ski resorts of the Mercantour National Park. This territory draws from its geography and its history, a particular and shared identity, between the coast, the hills, the valleys and the mountains. It is an ideal introduction to the discovery of France by the diversity of the proposals of its sites and offers an exceptional heritage!
Stadium that will host the RWC2023 matches
- Allianz Riviera Stadium
- 35,624 seats
Sites not to be missed
The Promenade des Anglais : 7km long and running along the Baie des Anges, it has given Nice its international dimension.
The Castle Hill : This must-see place offers a magnificent panoramic view of the city, its port and all the surrounding mountains.
The old town : This district, the cradle of Nice, reflects the spirit of the city and reveals its history through its civil and religious heritage. It is also a lively district where the Nice people like to meet.
- The Niçoise Salad: this Nice myth belongs to the oral tradition and is not found in old recipe books. The people of Nice have always made this salad from whatever they have on hand.
- Socca: made from chickpea flour, this local specialty is best enjoyed on the go with a glass of wine and friends.
Opening of the Universarium space at the Nice Observatory: the foundations of the Great Dome have been renovated to accommodate a fun and interactive space to address the major questions of astronomy and geosciences.
Discover the city with its 125 km of cycling facilities : By bike or e-bike, explore the architecture of Nice, discover the parks and gardens or let your clients be surprised by local art while listening to the anecdotes that have been part of the history of "Nissa la Bella".
Itinerance Auron-Nice in VTTAe (Electrically Assisted Mountain Bike): a unique project in France allowing you to reach the highest peaks of the Mercantour, this 7-stage itinerary between Auron and Nice, with a length of 261 km is accessible to the greatest number.
Visit the Bellet vineyard; whose Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée will celebrate its 80th birthday in 2021.
Visit the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, a jewel of the Belle Epoque and its 9 gardens in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat or take part in a perfume creation workshop at the perfume shops in Eze.
The town's professional club
- The Club: Stade Niçois : Ambitious, Stade Niçois Rugby is continuing its journey towards the professional world. The club has been selected by the French Rugby Federation to be part of the brand new French National Championship grouping 14 clubs looking towards the Pro D2.
Good addresses before or after the match
Bistronomic restaurant L'Ovale: open for 30 years in Nice, this restaurant, known for its excellent value for money is the meeting place for Rugbymen and bon vivants. On the menu, generous and tasty dishes in the colours of the South-West. https://www.lovale.fr/
Stade niçois Rugby shop: a 130m shop dedicated to rugby, with in particular ready-to-wear collections from the Classic All Black brand. A 100% Stade Niçois corner offers jerseys, shorts and balls (etc) in the colours of the city's team. https://stadenicois.fr/boutique/
Access from Paris
- by train: direct link with Oui SNCF (about 6h journey)
- by plane: direct connection Paris-Nice with Air France and Easyjet (about 1h journey)
- by road: between 9 and 10h journey via the A6, A7 and A8 motorways.
Your representative at Nice Côte d'Azur Tourism
Nice Côte d'Azur Metropolitan Convention and Visitors Bureau
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