Nice, the capital of the Côte d’Azur, is one of the most beautiful cities in France and is located in the French Riviera, between the Mediterranean and the foothills of the Alps. Each year, the Nice Carnival, famous all over the world, takes place here. The natural beauty of its landscapes have captivated generations of great painters and artists. Henri Matisse, in particular, was much inspired by its palm trees.

With 300 days of sunshine on average per year, there is no bad time of the year to visit Nice, a city loved by both tourists and the French alike. Try the Mediterranean gastronomic specialties of Nice, pan bagnat, pissaladière or socca in one of the small restaurants hidden away on the typical narrow streets of the city or on the piazzettas. Alternatively, pack a picnic and head to one of the beaches, or take refuge in the shade of the wooded parks.

With its Italian influences and its famous Promenade des Anglais, the city is full of Mediterranean character and is a perfect setting for the Rugby World Cup 2023.   

Following the success of UEFA Euro 2016, Nice is ready for another international celebration during Rugby World Cup 2023, showing off its new stadium which prides itself on being one of the most environmentally responsible in Europe.

(Photo: Ville de Nice)