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Nice Introduction


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Graced with an average of 2,640 hours of sunshine per year, Nice, France, proudly wears the colors of Chagall and Matisse: Its Mediterranean bay is azure blue, its tiled roofs are red, its houses ocher and yellow, and its gardens emerald green. All those colors also show up at the wonderful flower market on Cours Saleya and on the tiny bikini bottoms worn on the pebbly but oh-so-fashionable beaches.   Click here to see the full Nice travel guide on Travel42 »

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Nice Geography


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Nice enjoys a privileged position between a gently curving bay of the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains of the Ligurian Alps, which shelter it from cold northern winds. Palms, eucalyptus and citrus trees give Nice a subtropical appearance. In the hinterland, the Arriere Pays, you'll find olive groves, pine woods, wild flowers and perched villages, which offer fabulous vistas along with cooling summer breezes.  Click here to see the full Nice travel guide on Travel42 »

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Nice History


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At the site known as Terra Amata at the foot of Mont Boron, remnants of a prehistoric human camp some 400,000 years old have been unearthed. Around 1000 BC, the Ligurians built their oppida at the mouth of the Paillon River and on the hill overlooking the valley.   Click here to see the full Nice travel guide on Travel42 »

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Nice Sightseeing & Things to Do


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By international standards, Nice is a rather small city, but it offers a surprisingly diverse number of attractions for the visitor. Its museums are world-class affairs: You can admire Roman antiquities, masterpieces of Asian art, paintings by Matisse, Chagall and Picasso, and the best contemporary art on the Riviera.   Click here to see the full Nice travel guide on Travel42 »

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Nice Nightlife


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In a city with half of its inhabitants younger than 40, Nice has a lively club scene focused in and around Vieux Nice—the Old Town. The bar scene is also hopping, and many bars have a small dance floor and often live music or at least a DJ. Just walk around Vieux Nice and along Cours Saleya. On balmy nights the bar, pub and cafe terraces are still full long after midnight. Remember that Monaco's Monte Carlo is a short distance away, with a much more sophisticated selection of clubs and bars.  Click here to see the full Nice travel guide on Travel42 »

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Nice Restaurants & Dining


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Nice's cuisine still shows its Ligurian influences, with its love for seafood, olive oil and tiny black olives, chickpeas, fresh basil and pine nuts.   Click here to see the full Nice travel guide on Travel42 »

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