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Leisure in Nice

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Find, in this article, an overview of the leisure activities available in Nice beside its beautiful beaches.

Located in the South of France, Nice is one of the major and most popular French municipalities. Famous for its sunny beaches, it is a top holiday destination in the country. But if you have decided to settle there, you will not be disappointed as Nice is much more than sun and sea. Indeed, you are likely to enjoy various leisure activities during your free time, whether alone or with your family.

You are advised to start by visiting the Nice Tourism Office, at 5, Promenade des Anglais, to collect a few brochures. These will definitely guide you through the city.

History and culture

Nice hosts not less than 14 museums and 4 galleries where you will able to learn more about its great historical and cultural heritage. You can also explore its churches and cathedrals, palaces, plazas, and many other places of interest. You will simply be amazed by its stunning architecture amidst modernism and dynamism.

Nice also hosts a total of 27 cultural venues where you can relax and enjoy your afternoon or week-end.

In winter, the French Riviera is in a festive mode, especially due to the world famous Nice Carnival.

Markets

Like most major French cities, Nice also hosts many folk markets besides its fruits and vegetables markets. You will also find a nightly craft market and a flea market where you will enjoy good deals. Find more information in the “Useful links” below.

Nature

Despite being a modern city, Nice has managed to preserve its immense natural wealth over the years. Indeed, Nice has been labeled as the four flowers since 1975 thanks to its lush green beauty. Sumptuously adorned with flowers and clumps, Nice hosts many gardens, parks, natural parks, forest parks, as well as trails which will give you another glimpse of urban life.

Beaches

On moving to Nice, you will definitely not miss its 16 stunning beaches which are almost an essential part of the local lifestyle. Indeed, the French Riviera is world famous for its year long sunny atmosphere.

Shopping

Nice hosts not less than 7,000 shops, especially in the city-center's tourist areas. You will be able to discover the local expertise, especially thanks to several specialized traditional and craft shops.

Sports

Like most French cities, Nice also offers a range of sports and fitness activities to its inhabitants. Find more information in the “Useful links” listed below.

 Useful links:

Expat.com – Leisure in Nice Forum 
Nicetourisme – Things to do en.nicetourisme.com
Nice Official Portal – Sports www.nice.fr/fr/sports
Nice Official Portal – Culture www.nice.fr/fr/culture
Nice Official Portal – Leisure and activities www.nice.fr/fr/activites-et-loisirs

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