Nice is the city of the Côte d'Azur. With 344 875 inhabitants in 2008, this metropolis is the 5th largest city in France by its people andthrough major achievements such as Acropolis and Sophia Antipolis, the Congress and its international airport (the second in France after Paris), Nice waswidely open to industrial activities, scientific and high technology. Both elegant and popular, Nice has the charm of those Mediterranean cities where the goodlife is as much to the beauty of the city and its exceptional climate. Here, even in winter the café terraces are nice and you can admire the Promenade desAnglais, always impeccably flowers, following the curve of the Baie des Anges, with one hand, the many beaches and the other luxury hotels including the famousPalace: The Negresco.
Nice is also a city of arts and culture, after Paris it is the city with the most museums. The city is bustling day and night in thesummer with the Nice Jazz Festival in the beautiful gardens and arenas Cimiez, the Battle of Flowers on the Promenade des Anglais launched by the prettiestgirls in the Cote d'Azur. Each day on the course Soleya, stands the large flower market with fruits and vegetables in the morning. The vitality of theseneighborhoods with their markets amid the shops and restaurants is contagious, the animation is guaranteed.
Climate: Winters are mild and wet, and summers arehot and very dry, because the city is protected from winds from the north and west. Conversely, autumn is a period subject to frequent rains and thunderstorms.