Nice (France)

Nice is a major city on the French Riviera on the Mediterranean coast. Nice is the second most popular tourist destination in France after Paris and more than 4 million tourists visit the city annually. The city's main attraction are the beauty of the region and the famous scenery, which attracted and attracts a lot of painters. There are also a few well-known museums and beautiful beaches, which have slab stones instead of sand.

Population: 344,875
Beach : Yes
Mountain : Yes
Popular destination: Yes
Official language: French
Skill level of the English language : Moderate
Emergency numbers: 112 (the police, ambulance, fire brigade)
Currency: Euro (EUR)
Electric plugs: C, E
Voltage: 230 V
Tipping in a restaurant: A tip is not required, but most people tip in the 5 to 10% bracket when the service is good.
Time in destination: Dec 15, 2019, 6:45:19 AM

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Monthly Weather Conditions

Nice has good weather all year round, making it a perfect place to visit whenever you want. The most rainy days and the coldest days are from December to February; though winter is a good time to go too as the mountains are just an hour’s drive away, and the ski slopes are good.

The best months to visit this city are May, June, July and August because the sea breeze remains relatively pleasant and offers perfect weather. In the second half of February you can enjoy the arrival of spring and the revelry of a Carnival.

Month Average Temperature °F High Temperature °F Low Temperature °F Rainy Days Rating
January 48.6 55.2 41.7 6
February 49.3 56.1 42.6 5
March 52.3 58.8 45.7 5
April 55.6 61.7 49.5 7
May 62.2 68.2 56.3 5
June 68.4 74.5 62.1 4
July 73.6 79.9 67.3 2
August 74.3 81.0 67.8 2
September 69.3 75.7 62.6 4
October 62.4 69.1 55.8 7
November 54.3 61.3 47.7 6
December 49.8 56.8 43.0 6

More information: Nice forecast and weather conditions monthly

Sights

Nice 8 most important sights:

Recommendation for one day:

  1. The first thing I suggest you to do is visit Castle Hill for its excellent views, cascade and cafes. A pleasant morning's walk.
  2. Then you can go to Promenade des Anglais. A famous street that travels along Nice's Mediterranean waterfront.
  3. Visit Musee National Marc Chagall. It houses a large collection of works by Marc Chagall, the famous Russian-born painter and designer. Or visit Nice Azur to discover all the secrets of Nice and its surrounds through 6 dynamic, unique and original, guided walking and cycling trips.
  4. Then you can go to Phoenix Parc Floral de Nice, an amazing Park where you can walk and see various plants and animals in an interesting tropical area.
  5. Last, but not least is Riviera Bar Crawl & Tours, the Ultimate Bar-Hopping and tour experience on the French Riviera, popular with people from all over the world.

More information: Nice sights on map

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Price Level

Compared to prices worldwide, Nice is an expensive destination.

On a tight budget, the daily budget is approximately $73.60, which includes hostel accommodation, budget meals and public transportation.

On a moderate budget, the daily budget is approximately $279.85, which includes a moderately priced hotel, meals at moderate priced restaurants and transportation costs.

Estimated prices:

  • Hotel (2 stars): $75.87
  • Hotel (3 stars): $101.55
  • Hotel (4 stars): $145.22
  • Hotel (5 stars): $270.18
  • Taxi ride (3 miles): $22.35
  • Taxi ride (6 miles): $33.52
  • Beer in a restaurant (16 ounces): $6.70
  • Meal, McDonalds: $8.94
  • Meal, Inexpensive Restaurant: $15.08

More information: Nice price level

Destination Map

Destination map in full scale: Nice destination map

Safety

Nice has been classified as fairly safe with security classification 3/5.

Safety index values (higher is better):

  • General: 59.4 (better than United states average 48.9)
  • Walking alone during daytime hours: 79.1 (better than United states average 69.0)
  • Walking alone at night: 49.6 (better than United states average 41.3)

More information: Nice safety

Car Rental

Things which affect the renting of the car:

  • Driver’s license: In the European Union / Schengen a driver's license from an EU country is sufficient, although for North Americans it is recommended to carry a separate international driving license, in addition to the American driving license.
  • Direction of traffic: In Europe the traffic is mainly right-handed. The exception is Great Britain, which is left-handed traffic.
  • Insurance: In Western Europe, all rental cars include some kind of insurance, so additional insurance policies are often unnecessary (unless you are going to Russia or Eastern Europe).
  • Driving abroad: You can drive a rental car almost everywhere within all countries of the European Union / Schengen territory without additional fees. Eastern European countries and Russia are the exceptions and you should always ask the car rental company in advance about the rules.

More information: Car rental Europe