Nice, from yesterday to today

Successively Ligurian, Greek and Roman, Nice became french only in 1860! It is a city that may well boast of exceptional wealth in its culture, architecture, creativity and cuisine.

Tourism has enabled the city’s development and has shaped it as it is today

A city of history and tradition, the fiercest local will tell you they are Niçois before they are French! This ‘Nissart’ – or Nissartitude! – permeates the life of the city and gives it its unique spirit.


Some major traditional festivals:

Carnaval de Nice


Festin dei Courgourdon*


Lu Mai*


Festa de Sant-Pèire*


Learn more about Nice and its surroundings


Learn More :

  • Pissaladière
  • Socca
  • Pan Bagnat
  • Aioli
  • Zucchini flowers
  • Farcis Nicoise
  • Daube and raviolis nicoise
  • Orange wine, walnut wine…

Not to forget the many other elements that make Nice :

  • Lou Nissart
  • Cultivation of flowers and fruit trees, particularly carnations, violets, roses, olives, lemon, orange
  • The OGCN
  • Folklore dances and music
  • The promenade du Paillon and the Green Corridor
  • Nice Old Town
  • Cimiez Arena
  • Promenade des Anglais…
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