The satellite view and the map show 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 northeast of Cannes
and 13 km southwest of Monaco
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
The region has a Mediterranean climate with mild temperatures most of the year. It was this pleasant climate which has, beginning in the second half of the 18th century, attracted first wealthy English people and later Russian nobility 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
is a place to amble in style. Its highlights are, besides the beaches of Baie des Anges
(Bay of the Angels), the Hotel Negresco
and the 5-star art deco hotel Palais de la Méditerranée
) and Musée Marc Chagall
) are national museums located in Nice.
Musée d'art moderne et d'art contemporain
) MAMAC is the modern and contemporary art museum in the city.
Musée des Beaux-Arts de Nice
), the small museum in the former private mansion of the Ukrainian Princess Elisabeth Vassilievna Kotschoubey, houses an art collection spanning four centuries.
Reflection of Notre-Dame de Nice.
, the 17th century Roman Catholic cathedral is the seat of the Diocese of Nice.
Notre-Dame de Nice
, the Roman Catholic Neo-Gothic basilica is located on the Avenue Jean-Médecin in the center of the town.
Russian Orthodox Cathedral
is an early 20th-century cathedral built for the Russian nobility; it is the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedral in Western Europe.
Opéra Nice Côte d'Azur
) the principal opera venue at Côte d'Azur offers operas, ballets, and classical concerts.
) is a multi-purpose facility and concert hall.
In 2016 Nice was one of the host cities for the UEFA Euro 2016 football games, the event venue was the Allianz Riviera
, a multi-use stadium used mostly for football matches of 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
: NCE) southwest of the city.
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