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City break in Nice. Active leisure ideas for Nice - attractions, recreation and nightlife

Nice is one of the most attractive resorts in French Riviera. In this city you will surely find widest number of entertainment options. The majority of most prestigious night clubs and discos are located not far away from Old Nice (Vieux Nice). It should be noted that face control in nightclubs is rather strict here, so make sure you prepare carefully before you go out. L'Ambassade club is popular among youth. It can be characterized by attractive design and widest choice of cultural programs. However, in order to get into this respectable club, you will have to work a lot and pick up clothes carefully, so you will have really stylish and pretty look.
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Le Privilege nightclub resembles a tropical island. Its halls are decorated with the skins of animals and exotic plants. The institution is distinguished by rather relaxed and friendly atmosphere, so a couple will easily find here a silent place for rest. Bars of Nice are no less attractive and entertaining. In addition to gourmet snacks and beverages they often offer interesting cultural programs. As a rule, most popular bars are located in major hotels. Tourists, who plan to visit the city in July, are among those lucky people who will witness a grand Jazz Festival. This festival attracts music lovers from all over the world, because only major and famous artists perform on it.
Nine will surely please those tourists, who enjoy shopping. Rue de France is the main shopping street of the city. Here you will find numerous fashion boutiques and souvenir shops. One should certainly visit the shops located in New Gallery (Nouvelle Galleries). This is the largest department store of the city, in which you can buy simply anything. Carrefour supermarkets are the best place to buy food. Here you can buy fresh products, exotic fruits and delicacies. Cours Saleya should be definitely distinguished among open markets of the city. The choice of products on this market is really huge. Here you can buy homemade sweets, antiques, clothing, and, of course, various souvenirs. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
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The city of Nice is purely tourist city. The main place for rest here is, of course, beach. Here you can enjoy numerous water sports, golf, shopping, visiting museums, and exhibitions. Nice and its outskirts - are the real paradise for those tourists who desire to get the fair amount of adrenaline and tickle one's nerves. If you are one of them, then have a look at the Parc naturel régional du Verdon, which offers numerous facilities for climbing, rafting, canyoning and other breathtaking activities before travelers who have set out for an active holiday in France. For admirers of dizzying descents, find the La Corditelle Company on the territory of the park. Here you can rent the climbing equipment and go to conquer the heights under the watchful eye of experienced instructors. If you prefer to admire the mountain peaks during the free flight, contact the Verdon Passion organization, with which you can jump on a paraglider from one of the hills and, have got into the ascending current of the air, go on an exciting journey over the expanses of the Cote d'Azur.
Those who want to challenge the height and feel the flurry of inexpressible emotions, it is worth to visit the Artyube bridge - the highest point in Europe for bungee jumping. 182 meters of adrenaline waiting for you thanks to the company Latitude Challenge, offering tourists daily bungee jumping from 9 am till noon hours. The first jump will cost you 105 €. For an additional fee, 25 €, your fall will be recorded and edited on a video camera. Looking for some thrill emotions in the water? In such case, use the services of the Aqua Viva Est company which provides the services of rafting or kayaking along the rapid flow of the Verdon River. The cost of an hour and a half journey is 33 €. The service sector of this organization also includes classes in canyoning and hydrospeed - a fairly new kind of extreme sport, in which a river section is held on a special plastic board.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Nice and surroundings

Recommended places for active recreation and leisure in Nice

Le Before
Where: 18 rue de Congrès, Nice;
Nocy-Bé
Where: 4-6, rue Jules-Gilly, Nice;
Le Staccato
Where: 4, rue du Pont Vieux, Nice; Telephone: +33 (0)4 93 13 84 35;
Le 6
Where: 6, rue Raal Bosio, Nice; Telephone: +33 (0)4 93 62 66 64;
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Map of all parks
National and city parks around Nice
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Préalpes d’Azur' , 33.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Regional Nature Park 'Queyras' , 120.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all pret-parks
Amusement parks near Nice
♥   Amusement park 'Zygo Park' Nice, 1.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Antibes Land' Antibes, 15.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Koaland' Menton, 19.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Napoleonland' Montereau-Fault-Yonne, 21.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Amusement park 'Lunapark Fréjus' Fréjus, 53.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all aquaparks
Water attractions around Nice
♥   Water park 'Aqualand' , 53.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all Michelin restaurants
Michelin-starred restaurants in Nice
♥   Restaurant 'Le Rolancy’s' Nice. Type - Classic cuisine. 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Les Sens' Nice. Type - Modern cuisine. 0.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Les Deux Canailles' Nice. Type - Modern cuisine. 0.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Flaveur' Nice. Type - Modern cuisine. 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Restaurant 'Les Épicuriens' Nice. Type - Traditional cuisine. 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Sites around Nice from our surveys on extreme Earth places

Orthodoxe Russe Saint-Nicolas Cathedral

From the series “The Most Astonishing Orthodox Churches”
A great number of interesting stories are connected with this wonderful Nice’s cathedral. One of them tells us about the transformation of Saint Nicolas icon. At one time it belonged to Russian Tsar Nikolay Alexandrovich – the son of the emperor Alexander II. Within years this reliquary had paled and the old image of Saint Nicolas got darker. In the middle of the 20th century, the icon was put on the altar. When this was made, a real miracle happened. The colours became brighter and the icon lightened. Until now there wasn’t made any restoration work on it. … Read further

Menton

From the series “The Most Magical and Picturesque Cities in the World”
The main historical attraction of the resort town is the Saint-Michel church - a spectacular Baroque monument. In the church has almost completely preserved the original design. Its visitors can enjoy ancient frescoes and mosaics. Many travelers to the city are attracted not only by unique historical sites, but also by the opportunity to be photographed against the background of colorful houses. The best time to visit the resort town is the end of February. At this time, the most significant cultural event, a Festival of lemons, starts in Menton. … Read further
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City break ideas for neighbours of Nice

Guide to your best city break in Nice - popular places for recreation and leisure. Things to do during the day in Nice - attractions, parks, beaches, aquaparks, racing tracks, biking trails or waterski. Recommendations (with addresses, phone numbers and links) where to spend your time in the evening (bars, discos, clubs, etc.). We share some good ideas and the question 'What to do in Nice?' disappears immediately.
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