About Nice

Let's have a look around into background of Nice

County: County of Nice
Region: Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur
Country: France
Latitude: 43.7
Longitude: 7.25
Time zone: Central European Time Zone
Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT +1 hours

Weather in Nice

Climate:  Hot-summer Mediterranean climate
Best Time to Visit: Mid-March to April and September to October


It is the fifth most populous city in France and the capital of the Alpes-Maritimes département. 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 with a population of 343,895 (2014 Census).  It is the historical capital city of the County of Nice (Comté de Nice).

Distance from Nice center to Airport

The nearest major airport is Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (NCE / LFMN). Another major airport is Monte Carlo International Heliport (MCM / LNMC), which has international flights from Monte Carlo, Monaco.
Driving Distance: 4 miles / 6 km
Driving Time: 9 Minutes
Languages: French followed by German.

Modes of transport

Airport: Nice Côte d'Azur Airport 
Rail: SNCF: French National Railway Corporation.
Road: Bus: Lignes d'Azur, Trams – Trans Alpes Maritime and Noctambus     

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars: 
Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.
For Hotels:
Room Service: 0.50€ - 1.00€
Housekeeper: 1.00€ - 1.50€ per day
Concierge: €8.00 - €20.00
Valet Parking: 
Parking or Returning Car: 0.50€ - 1.00€

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Peillon,
  • Cannes,
  • Monaco 

Emergency Contact Numbers in Nice city

Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 112
Railroad: 36 35 (SNCF)
Airport: +33 820 42 33 33 (Nice Côte d'Azur International Airport )
Hospital: +33 4 93 92 64 65 (Day Hospital La Caravelle)


Foire Internationale de Nice
Festival C'est Trop Court
Festival du Livre de Nice

Tourist Attractions

French Riviera
Musée Marc Chagall 
Flower market

Theatre & Concerts

Opera de Nice
Comedie de Nice
The Stage

Visit Top Restaurants in Nice

Le Sejour Cafe
Le Millesime
La Roustide

Top Shopping Centers in Nice

Les Eaux De Mars
French Flea Markets: the Vide Grenier 
Le Vieux Nice

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

Musee National Marc Chagall
Musee d'Art et d'Histoire Palais Massena
Promenade du Paillon gardens

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

Socca –  Chez Thérésa
Tourte de Blettes –  Lou Pilha Leva
Fleur de Courgette – La Merenda

Sports Club

OGC Nice – Football
Nice Hockey Côte d'Azur – Hockey
OGC Nice Côte d'Azur Handball – Handball

Shelling Out Dollars

Imported beer: € 4.50
Taxi: € 7.00 (base price)
3 BHK (Downtown): € 1,354.55
Cheap meal: € 15.00
Gasoline: € 1.22 / litre
3 course meal: € 60.00