Nice city life
Nice has a strong cultural tradition of museums, a national theatre, opera house, concert halls and casinos, owing to its history as an old tourist European destination.
Main places to visit:
- Stunning architecture in the heart of the city
- The long Nice Beach, with the Promenade des Anglais running alongside.
- Roman ruins
- Historic hotels, like Hotel Negresco
- Opera de Nice
- Botanical Garden of Nice
- The flower market
- Many squares in the city: Place Masséna, Place Garibaldi, Place Rossetti, or Place du Palais.
Party and have a relaxing time in beach clubs with loungers, restaurants, beach volleyball courts, water sports, playground areas. Take up rollerblading, running, skateboarding, cycling, snorkeling. or rent a boat on the Mediterranean. Nice has one of the longest running street carnivals in history. Attend light shows, flower battles, fireworks, street markets, or unforgettable music events.
The French Riviera is very easy to explore, offering easy access to other French marvel-cities like Cannes, Monaco, Antibes, the islands of Ventimiglia, and San Remo.
International atmosphere in Nice
Nice has over 4 million international visitors every year and it has been known as a luxury destination for the British aristocracy. So, you won’t have trouble running into English speakers, weather they are tourists, international students, or the local population. Around 10% of the population has foreign citizenship, with the largest immigrant groups including people from Tunisia, Italy, Morocco, Algeria, Portugal or Spain.
The city is laid-back and open, with a highly tolerant society, with many places that are friendly to the LGBT community. The international airport in Nice, is a great connection point with the rest of Europe and the world.
While studying abroad in Nice you will enjoy hot sunny summers and mild winters. The average maximum temperature in the warmest summer months is about 27 °C (81 °F). Frost is unusual and snowfalls are extremely rare during winter, with average minimum temperatures of around 5 °C (41 °F).