Nice is one of the most populated urban areas in France, and it serves as the capital city of the department of Alpes-Maritimes. Nice is located beautifully at the foot of the iconic Alps, within the French Riviera on France’s southeastern coast on the Mediterranean Sea. Nice attracts many tourists to itself owing to its beautiful surroundings complete with stunning mountain ranges and hills, as well as its proximity to the famous Bays nearby. Nice is home to beautiful artistic paintings and drawings done by famous people like Musee Matisse. These works have been since integrated into architectures like the Musee Marc Chagall and others. Other legendary artists have also been featured in numerous paintings in Nice. A visit to Nice is not complete without a stop at the Cours Saleya Market, where the colorful displays of flower stalks are alluring, as well as the vibrant fish market and other fresh farm produce. The splendid Promenade des Anglais waterfront in Nice has been dotted with several stop-over shopping stalls, eating joints, jewelry shops, and restaurants. Seafood dishes and other famous street food delicacies can be accessed here.
Nice experiences a typical Mediterranean climate. The weather is characterized by hot, humid, dry, and sunny summers and mild, cold, but variable winters. During summer, the temperature ranges from warm to hot and is made even worse by the day-long sunshine. Rainfall is scarce in summer, with every month recording only a maximum of two rainfall days. July and August are the warmest month in Nice as well as the driest days. Winter has cold and tolerable days, but the nights may be cold, owing to the prevailing cold winds. A typical winter day temperature ranges between 11°C (51.8°F) and 17°C (62.6°F), but at night the temperature may drop to 3°C (37.4°F) or less. Snowfall and frost occurrences are quite rare but possible. Spring and autumn are both moderately mild and pleasant. The peak of the travel period to Nice is between May and September. Most visitors tend to enjoy the heat of summer, as well as the activities that come with it, considering that it remains dry most of the time to allow for a perfect tour of the city. Spring also attracts quite a number of visitors owing to the beauty left around by the blossoming flowers all over Nice. In autumn, the golden fall brings even larger crowds to Nice and sees the parks and gardens full and crowded. In February, Nice holds the Nice Carnival Festival, amid colorful and intricate designs that feature the annual theme. In July, the Nice Jazz Festival is held, and it attracts performers and crowds from far and wide to witness and take part in the beautiful genre. The festival was established in 1948 and has since grown to attract the attention of the entire globe. In August, the summer holidays are due, and this may see most shops and businesses closing down to allow for the holidays, as the locals take to visiting other destinations.
Palais Lascaris - a 17th-century Baroque palace with frescoed ceilings, tapestries, and antique musical instruments.
Parc Phœnix - botanical garden and zoo with huge tropical glasshouse, aviaries, and habitats for otters and wallabies.
Fondation Maeght - the Maeght Foundation or Fondation Maeght is a museum of modern art on the Colline des Gardettes, a hill overlooking Saint-Paul de Vence in the southeast of France about 25 km from Nice
Nice Cathedral - baroque cathedral housing paintings, 3 organs, and altar with the remains of the martyred St Reparata.
Notre-Dame de Nice - a vast neo-Gothic church founded in 1864, known for its imposing twin towers and vibrant stained glass.
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