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Nice is a city in southern France located on the Mediterranean coast, between Marseille and Genoa, with 1 million inhabitants in the metropolitan area at the 2007 estimate. The city is a major tourist centre and a leading resort on the French Riviera (Cote d'Azur). It is the historical capital city of the County of Nice.

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» Castellane


Known by locals as the Gateway to Verdon Gorge, Castellane is home to four mountain passes and a popular that make it the ideal destination for hikers and wanderers looking to explore scenic trails and take in picturesque views. The steep trek to Chapelle Notre Dame du Roc, which rises more than 900 meters above the Verdon, is one of Castellane's most popular stops and one of the area's most incredible overlooks …

» Château Font du Broc

Château Font du Broc

Built on the Var heights between Esterel and the Gulf of St Tropez, the Château Font du Broc is set amid lush vegetation overlooking the sea. The grounds of this impressive wine farm are sprawled out over 250 acres that encompass vineyards and olive trees - and even an Olympic-sized arena for horses. Producing both wine and olive oil, the owner of Château Font du Broc, Sylvain Massa, insists on organic and traditional farming methods …

» Château St Martin

Château St Martin

Château St Martin is a former 12th-century Knights Templar fortress on the French Riviera that is now a prestigious five-star guest property. This historic building sits amid acres of natural beauty and affords its guests some spectacular views across the Côte d'Azur. The château itself blends perfectly with its environment, with red and green vines clinging to the walls for most of the year. The building was restored by the contemporary architect, Luc Svetchine, and decorated by the property's owner, Maja Oetker …

» Cours Saleya Flower Market

Cours Saleya Flower Market

Only one street back from the seafront, Cours Saleya is a mainly-pedestrianized street/square which hosts a daily market. It is split between its famous flower market selling bucketfuls of blooms in the western half, and a magnificent food market at the eastern end, with long trestle tables displaying exotic spices, shiny fruit and veg, pastries, fruits glacés (glazed or candied fruits such as figs, ginger, tangerine and pears) and more. On Mondays from 6am to 6pm, Cours Saleya also hosts an antiques market …

» Eze


The tiny village of Eze is one of the jewels of the south of France which is probably why it is chosen as a holiday spot by royalty, the rich and the famous. Perched on a rocky hill above the sea, it could not get any prettier. With narrow cobblestone, pedestrian-only streets, wonderful views of the surrounding hills and the azure water below, it is just as it was centuries ago. One of the most famous inhabitants was Frederic Nietzsche who, in the 1880s, used to walk up and down a hill path to the sea thinking up his philosophy …

» Hard Rock Cafe

Hard Rock Cafe

For every visitor who rolls their eyes at the newest addition to the Promenade des Anglais, there is an equal number of visitors-and locals - who are thrilled at the recent arrival of a Hard Rock Cafe in Nice. Its exterior blends in quite nicely with the facades along this famous strip, and its location ensures that it will be around for the long haul. Unlike many American-style restaurants in France, this is the real deal; there are no French concessions to the American palate …

» Hotel Negresco

Hotel Negresco

While a stay at the Hotel Negresco might break most budgets, it's rightly a historic landmark and one of the most visited sites in the city. It also provides a unique look into the true Old Nice. With doormen in period-correct uniforms and its interior lovingly maintained or restored to its original grandeur, entering Hotel Negresco is like stepping back in time. The Belle Époque style is simply breathtaking, even if to some modern standards it seems a bit gaudy …

» Le Chateau (Castel Hill)

Le Chateau (Castel Hill)

Le Chateau, the shaded hill and park at the eastern end of Quai des États-Unis, is named after a 12th-century château that was razed by Louis XIV in a fit of pique in 1706 and never rebuilt. There are some ruins but not really a chateau to speak of. In the one remaining tower, the 16th century Tour Bellanda, is the Musée Naval. The cemetery where Garibaldi is buried covers the northwest of the park. …

» Matisse Museum (Musée Matisse)

Matisse Museum (Musée Matisse)

The Matisse Museum (or Musée Matisse) houses a splendid assortment of works by Henri Matisse. Its permanent collection is displayed in a red-ochre 17th-century Genoese villa overlooking the olive tree-studded Parc des Arènes. Nearby is the Hotel Regina where Matisse lived. Temporary exhibitions are hosted in the futuristic basement building. The reception hall of the museum is dominated by a colorful paper cutout frieze entitled Flowers and Fruits , designed by Matisse for the inner courtyard of a Californian villa in 1953 …

» Menton


Many visitors to Nice note its Italian influences; but Menton, even further east and directly on the French/Italian border, is about as Italian as a place can get without actually being in Italy. From its dialect (which has Italian roots) to its name (which came from the Romans), Menton may be French by nationality, but its heart is all Italian. This is especially true when considering its many gardens; after all, the Italian Liguria coast, which comes next after the French Riviera …

» Molinard Parfumery

Molinard Parfumery

Since its founding in 1849 in the Grasse Province in the south of France, this world-class perfumery has been creating famous fragrances for men, women, dignitaries and even soldiers for more than 150 years. Travelers can embark on a one-of-a-kind tour of Molinard Parfumery that starts with a film exploring the company's history and ends with a trip through the 1930s where visitors can witness perfume-making in its most traditional sense …

» Monaco


The second smallest country in the world, Monaco offers endless entertainment. From the Monaco Grand Prix to gambling at the famous Monte Carlo casino, this jewel of the French Riviera is best seen through one of our hand-picked tours. Monaco is an easy day trip from Nice or for an evening experience from Cannes, or even combined with Eze on a small group tour from Monaco directly …

» Mont Boron

Mont Boron

Rising above the port in Nice is Mont Boron, a green wilderness with great views over Nice and beyond. From Mont Boron you can see over the port of Nice, Nice town and to Villefranche and Cap Ferrat. From this height you it's easy to understand why this coastline is called the Cote d'Azur - the blue of the sea is simply amazing. Since 1860, Mont Boron has been preserved as a nature retreat with trees native to the Mediterranean, including Holm Oak and Aleppo Pine …

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Discover the history and the treasures of Nice. Experience the pleasures of so many great stops including Castle Park, Matisse Museum, the flower markets in Cours Saleya, the Roman Arena of Cimiez, Garibaldi districts and the famous the Promenade des Anglais. Enjoy a tasting of la Socca, a typical regional dish …

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Nice is the capital of the Cote d'Azur and the largest of the Mediterranean resort towns. With a history dating back to Greek and Roman colonization, Nice has attracted famous visitors for years. Nice has a busy airport, second only to Nice. In late February to early March, Carnival is celebrated for 18 days …

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