Nice, France Vacations

Our Opinion of Nice

Nice has a something for everyone to enjoy. From sun enthusiast, there are the polished pebbled beaches and azure water, to the culture aficionados, there is gastronomic extravagance of Michelin recognized restaurants to little "hole in the walls" and museums and art galleries to while away the hours.

As a starting point for museums and galleries, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Musee Matisse and the Musee National Message Biblique Marc Chagall would be a great sampling of the cultural experience of what Nice has to offer.

If you are in for strolling around the city don't miss Cours Saleya - open-air marketplace, Old Town (Vielle Ville), Castle Hill (Colline Du Chateau) and of course long meandering walks along the Mediterranean.

The Carnival is a highpoint in the vibrant nightlife in  Nice, a 10 day celebration with parades, concerts, street theater and  fireworks.

Things to know about Nice, France Vacations

Dining & Nightlife
There is no shortage of selection of restaurants or cafes while in Nice.  A couple of standout is Le Bistro d'Antoine for local cuisine, Fenocchio Glacier - for ice cream and for something a little more extravagant try Le Chantecler.

There are a lot of good places to shop in this French city, the main shopping high street in Nice is avenue Jean Medecin which runs the north-south length of the modern city centre. The old town is also a good area to shopping and will have some more unique items for sale.

Flying time from:
Toronto: Approximately 12hrs.
Montreal: Approximately 14hrs.
Calgary: Approximately 16hrs.
Vancouver: Approximately 18hrs.

Languages: French.
Currency: Euros.
Climate: Mediterranean Climate - characterized by hot, dry summers and cool, wet winters.
Electricity: 220V AC, 50 Hz; round two-pin plugs are standard.


A passport is mandatory for Canadian Citizens, although no visa is required. For other countries, please check the French Government Tourist Office to get a complete list.

No vaccinations are required for entering France.
French Government Tourist Office website - (English): (Francais)

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