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Satellite view showing Nice, a port and a famous resort city in southern France. The capital of the Alpes-Maritimes department is located on the Côte d'Azur coast (French Riviera) of the Mediterranean Sea about 30 km north east of Cannes. and 13 km south west of Monaco.
Image: Krzysztof Biegański
The area of today’s Nice is believed to be among the oldest human settlements in Europe. The place changed hands many times. Settled by Greeks in the fifth century B.C., it was the scene of the Roman’s first occupation of Gaul. The city was sacked in 1543 by the Turks. It was taken in 1792 by France during the French Revolution, when it was a refuge for Royalists.
Nice has a population of about 1 million people in its metropolitan area. Spoken language is French.
The region has a Mediterranean climate with mild temperatures most of the year, which has, beginning in the second half of the 18th century, attracted wealthy English people to spend the winter in Nice.
The city is #4 in National Geographic's Top 10 list of Beach Cities.
Nice points of interest:
Promenade des Anglais (amble in style, highlights are, beside the beaches of Baie des Anges (bay of the angels), the Hotel Negresco and the 5 star art deco hotel Palais de la Méditerranée)
Museums: Musée Matisse and Musée Marc Chagall (national museums); Musée d'art moderne et d'art contemporain (MAMAC - modern and contemporary art museum), Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice (art collection)
Churches: Nice Cathedral (17th century cathedral), Notre-Dame de Nice (Neo-Gothic basilica), Russian Orthodox Cathedral (early 20th century cathedral built for the Russian nobility)
others: Opéra de Nice (operas, ballets and classical concerts), Palais Nikaia (multi-purpose facility and concert hall),
In 2016 Nice was one of the host cities for the UEFA Euro 2016 football games, venue is the Allianz Riviera, a multi-use stadium used mostly for football matches of host OGC Nice.
The map shows a city map of Nice with expressways, main roads and streets, zoom out to find the location of Nice Côte d'Azur Airport (IATA code: NCE) south west of the city.
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Thursday-January-18 08:35Standard Time Zone (CET): UTC/GMT +1 hours
CEST (Daylight Saving Time) in use from end of March until end of October: time zone offset: UTC/GMT +2 hours
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City Coordinates: 43°42′12″N 7°15′59″E
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