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Nice is a city in and the prefecture of the Alpes-Maritimes department in France. The Nice agglomeration extends far beyond the administrative city limits, with a population of nearly 1 million on an area of 744 km2 (287 sq mi). Located on the French Riviera, the southeastern coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, at the foot of the French Alps, Nice is the second-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast and the second-largest city in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region after Marseille.

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Charming Landmarks

  • Promenade des Anglais
  • Place Massena
  • Avenue Jean Medecin
  • Quai des Etats Unis
  • Fort Mont-Alban
  • Crypte Archéologique
  • Ancien Hôtel Régina
  • Cimetière du Monastère de Cimiez
  • Place Ile-de-Beaute
  • Place Saint-François
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Important tips when visiting Nice

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In Nice, the summers are short, warm, humid, dry, and mostly clear and the winters are long, cold, and partly cloudy. Over the course of the year, the temperature typically varies from 41°F to 82°F and is rarely below 35°F or above 86°F. Based on the beach/pool score, the best time of year to visit Nice for hot-weather activities is from late June to late August.

Activities and Entertainment

Admire the views from Castle Hill, Explore the Old Town, Stroll along the Promenade des Anglai, Take a day trip to Villefranche-sur-Mer, Unleash your artistic soul at Musée Renoir, Experience the adventure of canyoning, Savor the scent of lavender in Provence, Sample the local food, People watch in Place Masséna, Tour the French Riviera.

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