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Nice is located on France’s south-east coast, on the country’s famous French Riviera. The city is also bordered by the Mediterranean Sea, alongside being at the foot of the French Alps. Whether you prefer the sea, the city or the mountains, you can get it all with a visit to Nice!
Nice is nicknamed Nice la Belle (Nice the Beautiful in English) and when tourists visit, they can instantly see why. The city has a distinct Mediterranean feel and it would be easy for a tourist to mistake themselves for being in Spain or Italy rather than France. One of its most attractive attributes is its seaside area where many tourists tend to spend their days relaxing.
Nice is in a unique position as it is a city with a beach and mountains nearby. Its location makes it a perfect tourist destination for families, couples and friends of all ages and interests!
Flights operate from Dublin to Nice three days a week with an average flight time of two hours and thirty-five minutes. From the airport it is a twenty-five-minute journey into the city center with trains and buses which regularly service this route.
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Nice has an animated nightlife, particularly in the summer when tourists flock to this seaside city. To experience the best nightlife Nice has to offer, visit the city’s old town where you will find swanky cocktail bars, comfortable pubs and thrilling nightclubs!
Due to Nice being a French country, which is also bordering Italy and the Mediterranean Sea, the city has quite a varied dining scene. You will find authentic French, Italian and Mediterranean cuisine, alongside many other international restaurants to choose from.
Kid City is a fantastic indoor amusement park for children, only 15 minutes away from Nice in the town of Lingostiere.
Nice city is unique in the fact that is offers four miles of beautiful beaches that border the city. Therefore, it is never too hard to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and find a stunning patch of sand to relax on for the day. For families we recommend a visit to Ruhl Plage, a private beach with its own swimming pool and lifeguards.
Whether you want to pick up a new outfit, jewellery or some health and skincare products, Nice Etoile shopping center is the best place! In the heart of the city, this shopping center has wonderful food outlets if you get Peckish mid-shop.
Like other major cities around the world, Nice hosts its own carnival festival every year between February and March. This event is one of the biggest in the world and you will find a funfair, parades, parties and musical events during this colourful celebration!
Because Nice is a seaside resort, the best time to visit is during the Summer season. Between the months of June and August, the city’s atmosphere ramps up and temperatures average in the mid-twenties, making it the perfect time for a beach holiday and a city break combined into one!
Euro is the currency used in France.
Nice is an hour ahead of Ireland.
Overall Nice is easy to get around by foot and it has an efficient tram system if you wish to travel from one side of the city to the other quickly!