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Nice and its surroundings

Nice and its surroundings

The former Comté de Nice, now the “Métropole Nice-Côte d'Azur Airport” is in every way the throbbing heart of the destination Côte d'Azur (French Riviera). Nissa la Bella must be discovered in all its facets: historical, cultural, artistic, festive, seaside, societal, tourist. Baroque art, the Belle Époque and Modernism are some of the many different styles in a truly contemporary city which fully plays its role as Capital of the Côte d'Azur. It is surrounded by the Pays Niçois and its hills, villages, vineyards and nature. The nearby coast offers the destination's most splendid postcard views with Villefranche-sur-Mer, where cruise ships stop, Beaulieu and Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, gems of the Riviera. From the striking village of Èze, there is a panorama over the entire Coast, with its rugged relief and contrasting landscapes. To the West of the Airport, on the edge of the city, Saint-Laurent-du-Var and Cagnes-sur-Mer are lovely seaside towns with broader shorelines and the mountains further inland.
Villages & resorts Nice and its surroundings
To discover
Nice la Belle (Nissa la Bella), capital of the Côte d'Azur, a host of facets to discover: historic, festive, resort, society, touristic etc. The old Comté de Nic, now the metropolis of the Côte d'Azur is, from any viewpoint, the beating heart of the Côte d'Azur.


• The Promenade des Anglais, Cimiez, the Port Lympia district, the old city and the Cours Saleya, the Promenade des Arts, its hills and finally an Ecovallée, new town... are the main landmarks if you want to get your bearings and discover the city.


• The famous Carnaval de Nice (February), the Nice Festival du jazz,Prom'party and fireworks in the summer, not to forget Nikaïa, which has hosted the region's biggest spectacles.


• The bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer, a picture postcard landscape with Cap Ferrat in the line of sight, the Citadel and the charm of an old fishing town.


• The Greek villa Kerylos in Beaulieu-sur-Mer and the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, "musts" to visit, for their charm and elegance, typical of the Cote d'azur.


• Le Cap Ferrat, the epitome of the coast's highlife and fashion, can be discovered on a walking tour.


• The village of Eze, certainly the most impressive medieval mountain village on the Côte d'Azur, balcony over the sea.


• The Haut de Cagnes, a small medieval town overlooking the city, the Château Grimaldi and having the atmosphere of Montmartre.


• In Baie des Anges, the walk between the small village of Cros de Cagnes and the Hippodrome de la Côte d'Azur, spectacular.


• The Côte d'Azur of the Painters, a route following in the footsteps of the great masters who have revisited the landscapes of the Côte d'Azur: Renoir, Duffy, Cocteau, Soutine, Picasso Matisse, Monet…


• "Nissarde Cuisine", a label for true Comté de Nice gastronomy.


The Pays Niçois, with a multitude of villages perched on the surrounding hills and awash with shared traditions.


from 21 to september 22, 2019
The appointment of collectors vehicles. Competition of Elegance for cars and motorcycles, parades
from june 28 to september 22, 2019
Summer evenings organised by the Département Council. With over 400 free performances in 159
november 03 2019
42,195 km of coastal paths overlooking the sea, starting from Nice and arriving in

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