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Nice, the fifth largest city in France, acts as a magnet attracting people from all over the world. Nice's charm comes from its exceptional climate as well as its beauty.

Located on the shores of the Mediterranean sea, in the heart of a region of timeless beauty, it is both a coastal and mountain resort which cultivates the charm of its originality, its history and its contrasts.

Nice reveals itself to you in all its diversity.

The only way to get to know the real Nice is by strolling through the colored streets listening to the "Nicois" speaking their own language (Nissart) and by tasting their savory cooking. Each day there is the great flower market where one can also find fruit and vegetables in the mornings. Each quarter in Nice is alive with markets, boutiques, museums and restaurants making the whole city a lively place to visit.

Take the time to discover it fully and taste all the experiences Nice offers. According to your mood, your desires and your expectations, Nice will know how to seduce you.

CULTURE and TOURS: In museums and galleries, markets and gardens, regional produce and local craftsmanship, from the hilltops to the narrowest of winding streets, Nice's culture is evvieux_nice.pngerywhere and anywhere. Check here for more ideas
SHOPPING: From olive jams to evening gowns, pearl necklaces to watercolours of Old Nice, swatches of Provençal fabric to socca boards - bring your shopping list and hit the shops and markets from the Cours Saleya to Rue Masséna via Avenue de Verdun and Rue Paradis! Look here
AROUND NICE: From the painters' trail to the 'valley of wonders', authentic little ports and perched villages, national parks and flower fields, jet-skiing and snowboarding, listed sites or hidden viewing points: ranging from the sea to the mountains, come and see why Nice is a destination in itself. more about what-to-see-around-nice
Other links on what-to-do in Nice on the website of Nice Cote d'Azur Tourism office
A lot of informations are available at: Practical guide of Nice
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