Located in Southern Europe at the Southeastern extremity of France, Nice is a privileged crossroads between the Alps, Provence, Corsica and Italy. The city occupies an exceptional natural site in the heart of the French Riviera. Nice is the fifth largest city in France, with a population of 347,900 inhabitants generally described as friendly and cosmopolitan. It is the second largest center for tourism in France. Nice is also the second Congress and Convention center in Europe. Nice offers a very diversified environment with five miles of beaches, forests and mountains close to the city and it is one of the most historically interesting regions of France.
Nice has the advantage of an exceptional micro-climate. Although the city opens into the sea, Nice is protected from the wind by the surrounding hills and the Esterel Mountains to the west and the northwestern barrier of the Mercantour Alps. Average temperatures range from 10-15°C in winter to 20- 35°C in summer.
- Nice Carnaval - February
- Film Festival in Cannes - May
- Tennis Open in Monaco - April
- F1 Championship - May in Monaco
- Fireworks Festival - August in Monaco
- Techno Festival - August in Cannes