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Holiday Inn NiceHoliday Inn Resort Nice - Port St. Laurent
167 Promenade Des Flots Bleus
Saint Laurent Du Var, 06700 France
The Holiday Inn Resort Nice-Port St. Laurent is the hotel in Nice area overlooking the breathtaking sandy beach of the "Baie des Anges" and benefits from its unique "water's edge" location. The only hotel in Nice built on the beach, 5 minutes walk from the Harbour of St. Laurent with its "International Cuisine" restaurants, bars, and an exclusive Mall, Galeries Lafayette and 150 boutiques...more

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Holiday Inn Resort Nice-Port St. Laurent
167 Promenade Des Flots Bleus
Saint Laurent Du Var, 06700 France

Park Inn Nice
179 Boulevard Rene Cassin
Nice, 06200 FR

Mercure Nice Cap 3000 Aeroport 2
190 Avenue Georges Guynemer
Saint Laurent Du Var, 06700 FR

Campanile Nice Airport
459-461 Promenade Des Anglais
Nice, 06200 FR

Novotel Nice Arenas Aeroport
455 Promenade Des Anglais
Nice, 06299 FR

Novotel Nice Aeroport Cap 3000
40 Avenue De Verdun
Saint Laurent Du Var, 06700 FR

Comfort Hotel Galaxie
Avebue Du Marechal Juin
Nice, 06700 FR

Ibis Nice Promenade Des Anglais
359 Promenade Des Anglais
Nice, 06000 FR

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About Nice

Nice lies along the southeasterly coast of the country and many know the city as part of the French Riviera. According to archeologists, human descendants first established settlements in Nice around 400,000 years ago. The Terra Amata archeological site indicates evidence of an advanced civilization acquainted with housing construction and fire building. This community dates back 250,000 years ago. By 350 B.C., the Marseilles Greeks established a community here and named the location Nikaia. Following Greek occupation, Nice developed close relations with Italy and with Liguria in particular.

The city's ruling government changed many different times. Italy's interest in the city grew because of the location of the seaport. Nice contributed greatly to Italy's history because of this relationship. Germany briefly occupied the community during WWII after invading south France. By 1860, Nice officially became part of France.

The city's layout includes five separate squares. Place Massénamain remains the primary city square. Place Garibaldibuilt emerged during the Napoleonic Empire and became the main gate into the city. The conveniently enclosed Place Rossetti only allows pedestrian access and lies in the centre of the oldest part of Nice. Cours Saleya was historically the upper class district but today features a number of restaurants and pubs. The various city court and law buildings stand on the Place du Palais.

Having 348,721 residents ranks Nice fifth in France in terms of population. However, following Paris, the city ranks second in popularity with tourists. Topographically, the city encompasses 28 square miles (71.9 square kilometers). The coastline features two ports. Smooth pebbled beaches along the shoreline gradually ascend upward into the rolling hills of the community. Beyond the residential areas lie the mountains, which include the Ligurian Alps.

Though having an extensive history and individual culture, Nice serves as home to a diverse group of people. Before World War II, Nice attracted Italian, Spanish, and Portuguese immigrants. The city's long relationship with Italy also becomes apparent in the language, which many believe combines French with Ligurian. During the war, Nice became a haven for Jews escaping Nazi Germany. In more recent decades, the city welcomed people from Africa and Southeast Asia. The magnificent scenery and fresh air also attracted the attention of numerous artists and writers including Matisse, Nietzsche, and Rossini.

The beautiful landscape remains a major attraction for tourists today. Nice enjoys a Mediterranean climate. The extensive summers last for six months and span from May to October. The spring month of April and the fall month of November may also provide mild temperatures hovering around 20 °C (68 °F). The mild Nice winters last from December through February. Daytime temperatures average around 13.4 °C (56.1 °F) and nighttime temperatures remain around 5.8 °C (42.4 °F).