Nice is your gateway to the glitz and glam of the Côte d'Azur, France’s seaside playground on the Mediterranean coast. A historic hotspot for the European elite, it’s no longer just for jet-setters. Adopt aristocratic ways wandering around old villas painted sunny shades of burnt yellow or pastel pink. Follow a promenade bordering pebbled beaches and let Nice's laidback elegance delight you.

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Find French Riviera hotels near Nice beaches and visit attractions like the Promenade des Anglais, Old Town or the Palais Masséna. Other things to do in Nice include boat tours on the Mediterranean and visiting the Matisse Museum. Enjoy day trips from Nice to Cannes or Monaco and other top Côte d'Azur destinations like Saint-Tropez, Antibes and Saint-Paul-de-Vence.

NICE TRAVEL GUIDE

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DESTINATION FACTS

Language

French

What to eat

A salade niçoise, of course, socca (chickpea flour flatbread), poulet provençal (chicken with tomatoes and olives) and ratatouille.ratatouille.

What to bring back

Fleur de Sel sea salt, Herbes de Provence, and sachets of lavender from the Marché aux Fleurs.

Fun Fact

Elegant Nice surprisingly shares something with…sneakers. Settled by the Greeks around 350 BC, they originally named it Nikaia in honour of Nike, the Greek goddess of victory. When the Romans took over centuries later, the name morphed into the Italian Nizza and then Nice when it became French in the 19th century.

Important Info

For more information on all necessary travel documents and more, check Air Canada’s Travel Requirements page and the Government of Canada’s Travel and Tourism website.
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