Elegant and popular, Nice - the pearl of the French Riviera, nestled between the mountains and the sea - is a rapidly-changing city, far removed from its clichéd image as a sleepy town reserved for the well-to-do.
A big part of the city’s appeal is the fact you can walk from the city centre to the beach in under 5 minutes. Now that’s hard to beat! The city is lively all year-round, especially during its famous carnival or the film festival held in the small neighbouring town of Cannes. Nice’s old town, that still has a down-to-earth feel, is a vibrant melting pot that throbs on market days. You’ll enjoy strolling along its shady streets with their colourful façades. But France’s 5th largest city in terms of population also appeals thanks to its dynamic economy with a special focus on technological innovation.