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Nice travel guide


Temperature: Nice enjoys a unique microclimate, which allows for mild winters. The sea breeze has a cooling effect on summer temperatures, which stops things getting too hot and sticky. 

Best time to visit: Even in February, which is one of the coldest months, people in short sleeves can be seen enjoying lunch outdoors on a terrace, while the rest of the country wraps up to keep the cold out. So there’s not really a bad time to visit Nice.

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Happy wanderers: Explore the maze of quaint streets in medieval Vieux Nice, or take a traditional stroll on the Promenade des Anglais.

Couples: Enjoy romantic al fresco dinners in one of the town’s stylish squares.

Yacht enthusiasts: Meander among the shimmering super yachts in the Old Port, imagining which one you’d buy.


Language: The language spoken in Nice is French.

Currency: The currency used in Nice is the Euro (€).

Local time: Nice is one hour ahead of GMT/UK time.

Fly to: Nice Cote d'Azur International Airport, around 15km southwest of central Monaco.

Alternative transport: You can also travel by Eurostar to Paris with onward tickets to Nice.

Flight time from UK: 2 hours.

Tourist Information: Further Nice tourist information can be found at

Visa / health: Before you travel, visit for recommendations and advice on visas and health for your holiday to Nice.


Bus/tram: Nice’s bus and tram network offers an efficient and reliable way of getting around the sights. Some services run as late as 1am.

Bike: Explore up to 125km of cycle tracks using this convenient, eco-friendly way of getting around. It’s easy to pay by card at one of the 175 bike stations. Rental bikes are also readily available.

Taxis/car rental: If it suits you better, trade two wheels for four and hop in a taxi. If you rent your own car, you’ll have the freedom to get out and about and explore the surrounding areas.


Colourful carnival: At the end of February each year, Nice turns into one big, beautiful parade. Featuring over 1,000 performers from across the world, Carnival promises to be a party you don’t want to miss.

Festive fun: Beginning in December, Place Massena in Nice becomes a lively winter wonderland. Craft chalets sell perfect Christmas presents. You can laugh and wobble your way around the ice rink or see the sights from the big wheel.

Making music: First held in 1948, Nice Jazz Festival returns each July to bring you a glittering line-up of international acts.