Nice welcomes you warmly with its simple charm, pastel-painted buildings and ochre streets, which makes you feel right at home. Situated in the French Riviera overlooking the Mediterranean Sea, the city attracts a huge influx of tourists because of its pleasant maritime climate, pretty beaches, splendid architecture and congenial hustle-bustle.
Le Promenade d’Anglais and Le Vieux Nice are visited the most by tourists, who engage themselves in the vibrant street life of Nice and its delightful boutiques, cafes and restaurants. All in all, Nice makes for a perfect destination if you want to relax and relish the simple pleasures of life. Nice has recently been developed as a research location for industry, science and advanced technology.
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Nice has around 300 days of sun a year. Winters on the Côte d’Azur are sunny and crisp, with no crowds, and a real village feel. The coldest it gets is 5 - 7°C and most winter days are 13 - 15°C. Expect 6 - 7 days of rain a month during the winter and maybe a dusting of snow only once every couple of years. Late July and all of August are the hottest at around 28 - 29°C.