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The perfect holiday awaits you in amazing Nice Côte d’Azur!

Caption: Promenade des Anglais & Castle Hill; Pic courtesy: J.KELAGOPIAN

Amidst the sea and the mountains, there lies an idyllic seaside destination that will seduce and surprise you. Warmer waters, gentle tides, dreamy beaches, turquoise waters and of course, the epic scenery, you will love to succumb to the pleasures of Nice Côte d’Azur.

Dramatic, luxurious and more than a little dashing, the internationally renowned Nice and its metropolitan area offer infinite possibilities for visits and activities. Here’s why you need to spend some perfect days on France’s gorgeous town.

On the shores of the Mediterranean, only a few kilometres away from Italy, Nice has the charm of a southern city. There is a carefree gentle vibe and way of life in the city owing to the city’s beauty and its exceptional climate. You will be particularly charmed by the elegant Promenade des Anglais which runs along the Bay of Angels for 7 kilometres and by the incredible azure blue tones of the sea which invite them to swim or to contemplate.

From baroque walks to Roman ones, Belle Epoque or art deco itineraries, from gustatory tours to gentle strolls, from museums to old palaces, the city of Nice lets you discover the art of living and a heritage envied by many other tourist destinations.

Caption: Cours Saleya Market; Pic courtesy: A.ISSOCK

Vieux-Nice is a festival of sensations in itself! Narrow streets, yellow and ochre facades, craftsmen’s shops and small businesses, restaurants and lively squares make up the soul of this old quarter which is alive both day and night, without forgetting, of course, the Cours Saleya market, classified as one of the exceptional markets in France!

Caption: Salade niçoise; Pic courtesy: J.KELAGOPIAN

Simple and sunny, Nice’s cuisine honours the products of its soil, in particular the olive oil, harvested on the hills of Nice with a protected designation of origin (AOP). The mills, still in operation, can be visited by reservation. Valued and protected by the label ‘Cuisine Nissarde, respect for tradition’, the town’s cuisine is now part of France’s intangible cultural heritage and is the subject of an application for inclusion in UNESCO’s Inventory of the Intangible Heritage of Humanity.

Nice is also the only French city to have a registered designation of origin (AOC) vineyard inside the city, and this year, the vineyard is celebrating its 80th anniversary of the registrations of AOC, which aim to preserve the terroirs and quality of the wines produced in Nice. On the slopes of the Bellet hill, only 15 minutes from the city centre, one of the oldest grape varieties in France gives birth to exceptional white, red and rosé wines. Tastings and visits of vineyards can be organized for your clients by the wine estates, which are also happy to open the doors of their châteaux for all your corporate and incentives events.

Caption: Villa and Gardens of Ephrussi de Rotschild; Pic courtesy: OTM NCA

While you are here, don’t forget to include a visit to the Villa Ephrussi de Rotschild, located 10 minutes from Nice – one of the most beautiful Italian Renaissance palaces on the French Riviera. The villa and its nine themed gardens are a tourist attraction that can be visited independently, thanks to the audio guides.

Similarly, the medieval village of Eze, an eagle’s nest situated on a rocky spur above the sea, is a must-see tourist site. The view from its exotic garden is absolutely breathtaking! At the entrance to the village, the Fragonard and Galimard perfumeries offer your customers the opportunity to compose their own perfume during a workshop followed by a guided tour.

Caption: Eze and its exotic garden; Pic courtesy: OTM NCA

The hinterland of Nice is also full of treasures. Stone houses, fountains and wash houses, arts and crafts, narrow, steep streets, old oil mills, chapels and panoramic views of the sea or the mountains… Your clients will certainly be delighted to explore the medieval hilltop villages. Cagnes-sur-Mer, Vence, Saint-Jeannet, Falicon, Tourrette-Levens and Gilette are all places to include in your tour programme.

Caption: Hôtel Crowne Plaza – Grand Arénas**** ; Pic courtesy: Crowne Plaza

Nice has one of the largest hotel complexes in France to welcome your clients. This brings the advantage of diversity and quality! From luxury hotels and international chain hotels to small, charming establishments with Belle Époque architecture, there is a wide range of choices! By 2024, 1500 new rooms will be built in Nice. Near the airport, the 4-star Crowne Plaza will open its 130 rooms this spring. In 2022, Le Victoria (140 rooms and suites) in the city centre will follow, as well as the Anantara Plaza Nice (152 rooms). A 4-star Okko Hotel (150 rooms) and a 4-star Sheraton Hotel (234 rooms) are expected to be built at the western entrance to the city. Other new 3-star establishments by 2023-24 are also being planned.

Pic courtesy: J.KELAGOPIAN

This destination that gives you a taste of the high life has an international airport only 15 minutes from the city centre. Nice invites travellers to live the luxuries of life in the best possible way. Soak in all the experiences of the Côte d’Azur and combine work with pleasure. Give yourself the opportunity to discover it, to taste its charms, to enjoy its extraordinary vivacious energy and its bubbling creativity.

This seaside destination with its sun-bleached beaches is waiting for you. So pack your bags and head to Nice for that perfect getaway.

Caption: The Promenade des Anglais (Walkway of the English); Pic courtesy: J.KELAGOPIAN

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