As one of the top five largest cities in France, Nice has about 300 days of sunshine each year. This is known as the cosmopolitan capital of the French Riviera and attracts a lot of visitors. Here, tourists can have fun and relax along the white sandy beaches, enjoying beautiful landscapes with exotic palm trees surrounding the Promenade des Anglais.
Nice is not just about relaxation, there are also plenty of tourist attractions that you can visit. Interested in taking a holiday in beautiful Nice? Read on for more…
The origins of Nice are to be located in the Gallic and Roman ruins at Cimiez which is a former settlement located in the hills above the Boulevard de Cimiez. Nice was once part of Italian Savoy and also the Kingdom of Sardinia until it was returned to France in 1860. The Mediterranean climate of Nice has been attracting visitors for well over 200 years.
In fact the main promenade on the seafront is called La Promenade des Anglais (Walkway of the English) after the many English aristocrats that holidayed here since the 18th Century. Receiving on average 4 million tourists a year, Nice is the second most visited place in France after Paris.
Nice is well located to the other main urban centres of France – the A8 autoroute is the most common way to get to Nice from the western France in Cannes or if you are coming from Italy by road. If you are coming from the west take the Exit 55 route which brings you into the city centre. Take Exit 50 if coming from the east. Nice is well served by bus and train, and Nice Airport is the second biggest in the whole of France, and services all the main European routes from Terminal 1.