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Colors of Nice - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

Nice attracts travelers not only by its unique sights, but also by unforgettable national holidays. Each May the residents of the city celebrate a holiday called "The Return of Spring". Every Sunday the main streets and squares of the city become the location of costume balls, musical concerts and performances. Carnival of colors is celebrated just before the beginning of the Catholic Lent. This is one of the most striking and fascinating holidays in the world. The Promenade des Anglais is the main venue of the festival. Early in the morning the street is decorated by beautiful flower arrangements. The facades of historic buildings are decorated with garlands of fragrant buds, so the promenade is transformed into a fabulous flower garden.
Famous boulevard Promenade des Anglais (English Embankment) is, without a doubt, the most attractive and noteworthy part of Nice. The boulevard stretches for five kilometers, and keeps … Open
The second half of February is the time for another colorful carnival, which is also known as one of the most popular and oldest festivals. For the first time the holiday was celebrated by local residents far back in 1294, when one of the famous earls decided to have some fun and organized a sumptuous feast. The royal celebration was so magnificent, that it quickly spread over the city. Since then, in the memory of that remarkable event, each year the residents of the city organize a series of beautiful balls. If you visit this holiday, you will become a witness of entertaining performances of actors and musicians. The holiday is ended with fireworks.
The last day of carnival always coincided with the last Tuesday of February. The locals call this day Mardi Gras, which is literally translated as "Fat Tuesday". The most colorful festivals and tasting festive dishes take place exactly on this day. Many know this holiday by another name - "Pancake Day". Liquid streamers remain one of the main attributes of the carnival. The colorful cans with streamers are sold completely everywhere. Not only children, but also adults have fun and spray each other with shining spangles. The locals, who make walks on this day, are very patient to people who have fun, but if you care about your hairstyle, it’s recommended to wear a headgear before you start a walk. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Nice remains one of the most popular resorts in France. Every year, thousands of travelers with children visit this city. In Nice, they will find a full range of entertainments, starting … Open
The pearl of the Côte d'Azur - Nice attracts thousands of tourists. In the holiday season, which lasts from May to September, vacationers can not only enjoy the sea and attractions but also visit many cultural and sporting events of the city. If you are the fan of sports contests and events, then book your tickets to Nice. The Open de Nice Côte d'Azur tennis championship, which is the part of ATP series passes here in the middle of May. The venue of this sporting contest is the pleasant tennis club Nice Lawn, which can be found at 5 Avenue Suzanne Lenglen. The summer calendar of events opens the annual book fair - Le Festival du Livre. In early June, more than two hundred authors of different genres will participate in lectures, discussions, give autographs and meet the readers or fans. So if you are a great lover of modern genres - you must visit this event at the Place Pierre Gauthier. In late June, all the fans of extreme sports will gather at the Allianz Riviera stadium to enjoy the spectacular performance of Nitro Circus Live. This is an exciting show, in which the world-famous starts of moto freestyle perform. The audience expects dizzying flips, a record jump in length and height and a freestyle pair on motorcycles. In order to get on the show, you have to pay for the ticket from 29 to 111 €.
Le port de Nice The beginning of July is the period time in Nice when the jazz lovers from all around the world come here to enjoy the Nice Jazz Festival. The festival is held at two venues - Place Massena and Theater de Verdure. In the Middle of July, people of Nice and all the France celebrate one of the main national holidays - the Bastille Day. This holiday carries a significant role in the hearts of French people and is very important to the nation. On this day in Nice, the traditional military parade will be held. Many stars and celebrities will gather at the famous Negresco hotel to perform for residents and tourists. If all these events are not enough bright and spectacular for you - visit the Carnaval de Nice. This is one of the most colorful celebrations in the world and the main winter event on the Côte d'Azur. It invariably attracts millions of tourists from all over the world. The reasons for its popularity are obvious: for two weeks Nice turns into one continuous holiday - thematic parades and flower processions, jugglers, clowns and musicians, tons of confetti and fancy carnival costumes, masquerade balls and noisy parties. All this immerses the capital of Côte d'Azur in even greater than usually an atmosphere of fun and carefree.
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City tours, excursions and tickets in Nice and surroundings

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Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Nice
♥   Basilique Notre-Dame de l’Assomption, Nice, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique-Cathédrale Sainte-Marie et Sainte-Réparate, Nice, 0.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Sanctuaire national Notre-Dame Auxiliatrice, Nice, 1.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Ancienne cathédrale de la Nativité de Notre-Dame, Vence, 12.6 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cathédrale Notre-Dame de L’Immaculée Conception, Monaco-Ville, 12.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Ancienne cathédrale Notre-Dame de la Platéa, Antibes, 17.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilique Saint-Michel Archange, Menton, 21.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Nice
♥   Castle 'Château de Nice' Alpes-Maritimes, 0.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Lucéram' Alpes-Maritimes, 16.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Roquebrune-Cap-Martin' Alpes-Maritimes, 17.1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Antibes' Alpes-Maritimes, 18.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Roquefort' Alpes-Maritimes, 19 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Château de Gourdon' Alpes-Maritimes, 23.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello d’Appio' Ventimiglia, 27.5 km from the center. On the map   Photo

Unique landmarks in Nice and around

Orthodoxe Russe Saint-Nicolas Cathedral

From the series “The Most Astonishing Orthodox Churches”
This cathedral is not large, there can be about 625 people at once. The temple’s high is 50 meters and the façade are decorated with wonderful multicoloured glazed tiles and mosaic icons. The main decoration of the church is the three-stored iconostasis made in old Russian style. The cathedral also has several old icons that belong to the brush of Russian icon painter Gladunov. The main precious thing of the Orthodox Russe Saint-Nicolas Cathedral is the old icons, most of which are wonder-working. There were saved old frescos made by famous Italian artists. … Read further

Menton

From the series “The Most Magical and Picturesque Cities in the World”
The thing is that Menton has a very mild climate, which allows to cultivate large-scale orchards. Guests of the island will have an opportunity to stroll through incredibly beautiful parks, which amaze with an abundance of exotic plants, as well as taste delicious lemons in France and even look at how they are grown. The population of the city is about 30000 people, whereas the number of tourists visiting it every year is much larger. … Read further
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Nice

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Nice. Learn the best periods to visit Nice to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Nice.
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