Nice, capital of the Côte d'Azur

A sublime and welcoming city... Viva, Nissa la bella! Nice is the capital of the Côte d'Azur and is a city with real charm.

With a wealth of tradition, gastronomy and activities, the city of a thousand colors invites you in to share in its welcoming atmosphere.

Each year, many of our teens explore France’s fifth biggest city and can discover the heritage and culture of Nice, excited by the services and leisure activities on offer in this authentic, tourist-friendly city. The green belt, Promenade des Anglais, Colline du château and the old town are the city's main sights. They offer a sublime, restful and appealing setting at the very heart of this town. What are you waiting for? Give in to the temptation of the Nice experience.

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In addition to our programs of activities, teens can indulge in many leisure activities and our experience shows the requests are wide-ranging!

Organizing language stays requires considerable expertise. Outings must also be based on active listening to students. As such, it is important not to forget to set aside time for shopping. Boys or girls, sportswear or casual, in Nice nothing is forgotten. Nice étoile, Cap 3000, la Gare du Sud, l’avenue Jean Médecin, these large spaces are really incredible.

With their bags and purchases, students can wander along the main thoroughfares of Nice or through the old town and see the many bars as well as the wonderful Colline du Château. Lover of tradition? The carnival and its flower battle will delight the most curious of onlookers and amuse the crowds.

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How much do things cost ?

Souvenirs, food, shopping, leisure, the possibilities are endless and costs can vary. From €2.20 for a soda to €25-30 for a full meal, via baguette sandwiches at €7, prices vary greatly.

We recommend a budget of €75 a week to take full advantage of the entertainment on offer in the city.


Nice, an international transport hub

Our students can rely on the excellent service of the Ligne d’Azur network to take advantage of the many activities on offer in the municipality. From a single journey to a weekly or monthly pass, transport options are wide-ranging and comprehensive. The Nice-based company is innovative and user-focussed so now offers a downloadable mobile application that provides access to all of its services. Similarly, the network offers access to all districts of the town on its buses and trams with a high standard of service.
As such, it is much easier to plan ahead and schedule travel.

A multimodal transport hub means students can travel on SNCF trains, Ligne d’Azur buses but also on the regional public transport system, Bus TAM 06.


And what about the weather ?

With 300 days of sunshine a year, Nice has a most pleasant climate. Temperatures are mild, 8-12° (46-54F) in Winter and 25°-35° (59-73F) in Summer, allowing vacationers to freely enjoy the town and its terraces. As such, beach accessories and lightweight clothing are essential from mid-May to the end of September. You can complement them with a few lightweight jackets and closed shoes in order to protect yourself in the rare moments when it is colder and to wear for your sporting activities.

For the rest of the year, you’ll need a variety of warm and lightweight clothing and to anticipate any rainfall since, yes, despite all of its plus points, it does sometimes rain on the Côte d’Azur.

Nice, a simple and authentic metropolis

A beautiful metropolis

Want to get moving? Nice is made for you. “Escape Game, Arc fighting and Laser Quest, thrills are not in short supply! Not enough? No problem, flight simulators and virtual reality are there for you! You are not likely to forget the experience! Nice offers you a wide range of innovative activities, but have no fear, the sports enthusiasts among you are not forgotten. Like all coastal resorts worthy of the name, there is a wide range of options. Water-ski-ing, parasailing, wakeboarding, kitesurfing, fly and banana boating will all be on offer throughout the Summer season. Like jogging, cycling and roller-skating? The 4-mile long Promenade des Anglais is made for it. Is football your passion? Get down to l’Allianz Riviera stadium to loudly chant your support for the red and blue team, OGC Nice. Prefer a siesta or lounging around? No problem. You can rest and enjoy the famous pebbles of the Côte d'Azur at one of the public or private beaches.

A food capital

And what about food? Nice is on the coast and a food capital par excellence. Socca (chickpea pancakes), pan bagnat (a local sandwich), beignet de fleur de courgette (battered courgette flowers), pissaladière (onion, anchovy and black olive deep crust pizza)…. Allow this culinary diversity to awaken your senses and tickle your tastebuds. René Socca, Chez Pipo and Lou Pilha leva will welcome you and share their expertise and traditions. On a larger scale, the town has everything you need with a wide range of food options. A fastfood and snacking enthusiast? The major outlets are here and you will have no problem finding a McDonald's, Burger King, KFC, Starbucks or Subway. Got a sweet tooth? Fenocchio ice-cream is known throughout France and its 80 different flavors will not disappoint. As you can see, students who want to tickle their taste buds will always find what they are looking for in the capital of the Côte d'Azur.

An accessible city

A coastal metropolis with a good, diverse transport network as well as a wide range of leisure and food options, Nice's status as the capital of the Côte d'Azur is well deserved. So, give in to temptation and see for yourself...

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