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OVERVIEW- Nice is an idyllic city in the south of France. It is a wonderfully sophisticated, traditionally significant city with an unmistakable sense of fashion and some of the nicest weather anywhere. It is artistic, livable and not at all stuffy or pretentious. And that’s an amazing feat when you consider that the French Riviera is one of the most exclusive regions in the world.
The French Riviera is where you come to linger or to party; to live the high life or keep it on the down low. Here you can be one of the elite or one of the many, it’s your choice. And since your fellow travelers, or local acquaintances will be busy enjoying their own slice of paradise, you can pretty much do whatever you like. Nice is a city that’s more beautiful then its travel brochure and it has some of the most exclusive and exciting shopping anywhere on the planet.
POPULATION - 342,000
Land Area: 28 square miles
LANGUAGES - French
CURRENCY - Euro (€)
ELECTRICITY- 230V 50HzHz , European plug with two circular metal pins
WEATHER- The Côte d'Azur has a proven reputation for sun, with an average 2500 hours per year. Winter (Nov-Feb) hardly ever gets colder than 5°C (41°F) and from then on it's all just differing degrees of warm, from a mild average of 15°C (59°F) most of the year right up to temperatures of 40°C (104°F) in July and August.
SHOPPING LINGO- MUST KNOW LANGUAGE
• Hello - bonjour
• Goodbye - au revoir
• Please - s'il vous plaît
• Thank you - merci
• You're welcome - bienvenue
• Yes / No - oui / non
• Do you speak English? - Parlez-vous anglais?
• How are you? - Comment allez-vous?
• Fine. You? - Bien. Vous?
• What time is it? - Quelle heure est-il?
• Pardon - Pardon
• Excuse me - Excusez-moi
• Where? - Où?
• Hotel - hôtel
• Restaurant (with patio) - restaurant
• Boutique - boutique or magasin
• Bank / Exchange Office - banque / bureau de change
• Bill - addition or facture
• Sale - solde
• Free - gratuit
• How much? - Combien ça coûte?
• Beautiful! - C'est beau!