This is the south-east Mediterranean coastline of France that initially served as the winter get away for the British aristocrats in the late 18th century. This coastal strip has is famous for its scenic beauty, beaches and hospitable resorts. It experiences a beautiful Mediterranean weather year round and is one of the top destinations for honeymooners and families to visit, with top attractions such as Cagnes sur Mer, Monte Carlo and a lot more.
The Nice observatory seated on the Mont Gros hill is an astronomical observatory that was founded in 1878 by Raphael-Louis Bischoffsheim. The architectural excellence and detailing were guided by two famous architects of that period, Charles Garnier and Gustave Effile. Presently, it is one of the most renowned historical monuments of France and an advised tour for visitors.
Opera de Nice
Founded in 1885 and later renovated and re-founded on 7th of February 1885, the Opera de Nice is the official Oprah house of France that houses 3 types of performances – Opera, Ballet and Classical Concerts. With a seating capacity of more than 1000 the establishment always has a house full because of its world class and consistent performances.
Notre-Dame de Nice
Locates in the heart of Nice, the Basilica of Notre-Dame de Nice is the most outstanding and mesmerizing piece of architecture. It was built in dedication to the Blessed Virgin Mary of Assumption. The 1862, neo-gothic splendor of the church has proven to grab the attention of tourist over the years.The excellent sound transmitting properties of the basilica have aided in the hosting of multiple mucical and instrumental shows year round.
Cimetiere du Chateau
This is one of the most famous cemeteries in Nice built in 1783 on the ruins of a former fortress by the king of Sardinia, Victor Amadeus III. It is one of the most important historic landmarks for the French as famous people such as Alexander Herzen, Emil Jellinek, and Leon Gambetta were buried there. In addition the beautiful sculptures and grave carvings are worth a visit.
Nice, capital of the French Riviera is a picture perfect-living example of heaven on earth, with a unique mix of city shingle, old-world lavishness, perennial sunshine and excellent location; it is by far one of the only destinations that have an evergreen tourist attraction. Apart from being aesthetically appeal it is also one of the most important transportation hubs in Europe. From beaches to resorts, clubs to pubs, cafes to hated restaurants there is a wide variety of dining and recreational options available here at that cater to all status categories. Currently, Nice is busy with large scale modification of its public places and the construction of an avant-garde tramway.
Location: France, Europe.
Languages Spoken: French, Celtic, Gallo-Romance.
Nearest Airports: Nice Cote d'Azur Airport, Monte Carlo International Heliport.
Best Time to Visit: Year Round.
Emergency Contact Number: 15 / 17 / 114 / 115.