Nice, a UEFA Euro 2016 host city


Nice, pearl of the French Riviera

Nice, the capital of the Côte d’Azur, is a real feast for the eyes! Its stunning Baie des Anges offers picture-postcard views of the Mediterranean with the Alps framed in the background – a natural alliance which echoes the name of the city’s stadium, the Allianz Riviera, a contemporary architectural masterpiece dedicated to sport.

Match schedule, Nice

Stade Allianz Riviera – capacity: 35,000

© Allianz Riviera - Architectes du stade Wilmotte & Associés SA - F. Aguilhon

  • 1st round: Poland v Ireland 12/06/2016.
  • 2nd round: Spain v Turkey 17/06/2016.
  • 3rd round: Sweden v Belguim 22/06/2016
  • Round of 16: 27/06/2016.

L’Allianz Riviera – practical information

The brand-new Allianz Riviera in Nice, designed by architects Wilmote & Associés SA, is situated in the Saint-Isidore eco-district to the west of the city.

Address: Boulevard des Jardiniers - 06200 Nice.
Getting to the stadium by public transport
- From Saint Augustin train station: a secure footpath leads to free shuttle buses. Chemin de fer de Provence.
- Saint Isidore stop: secure footpath to the stadium
- From the city centre, line 95 (Hôpital Saint Roch - Stade Allianz Riviera); line 9/10: bus service from the city centre, connection with line 95; line 200: bus service between Cannes and Nice, connection with line 95 (Carras)

Rendez-vous in Nice

© Ville de Nice

Nice, a natural brilliance

Capital of the French Riviera, Nice is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world. Its assets are unique and numerous. Nice has an ideal location right between the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains, just a few kilometers from the Italian border. It boasts a mild climate, bright sun, diverse landscapes, and of course beautiful beaches with blue azure waters.

A city of history, culture, art, creation, events, leisure, nature, and culinary flavors, Nice combines an authentic charm with the conviviality of the Mediterranean by offering a host of activities and sites to visits.

© Otcn/Alain Issock

Take an opportunity to visit the 20th-century collections in Nice’s great museums and galleries, which house prestigious collections with contributions from Matisse, Chagall or even the famous School of Nice.

Thanks to the French Riviera Pass, you can receive discounts on some of the city’s top guided tours and museums. Discover or rediscover Nice, a city of scents and flavors, through visiting the some of the many markets, boasting fresh flowers, vegetables, fruit and fish. Also don’t miss the old town with its many narrow streets - its "Piazzetta" offers many other treasures.

Urban, cultural, seaside and culinary explorations are all awaiting you.

Not to be missed in Nice

  • Museums: Chagall, Matisse, MAMAC, Beaux-Arts, Arts Asiatiques, Arts Naïfs
  • Vieux-Nice (old city) : especially the flower market and baroque heritage
  • Promenade des Anglais
  • Castle hill
  • Cimiez arenas
  • The Belle Epoque itinerary
  • The Russian church

© Otcn / Alain Issock

Experience the best of Nice

The French Riviera Pass

  • Free access to the greatest museums and cultural sites, plus receive a tour guide book filled with top destinations and transportation access
  • Available options: 24h, 48h and 72h
  • Guided visits of old city from the Tourism Office leave every Saturday at 9:30 a.m.

Festive Nice


© Otcn/ Alain Issock

The Nice Carnaval is a major wintertime event on the Côte d’Azur that takes place every February around Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday). For the event, a procession of flowered floats and world-renowned floral competitions take over the city.

Getting there

Nice-Côte d’Azur International Airport: links to 30 countries, 54 airlines and more than 100 direct flights
SNCF railway station: connected to all major cities
Motorway A 8: links to European capitals
Port used as starting point for many cruises, also NGV links to Corsica

© Issock

Source: Atout France



publie le 17/06/2016

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