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As the capital of the Alpes-Maritimes region, Nice is the perfect location for anyone wishing to explore the Côte d'Azur.
The Cote d’Azur is easily accessible by road and the new public transport system is also well developed. A network of trains, buses and trams makes it easy to explore Nice and the surrounding area.
Tourism - Events
Many events take place throughout the year in the Cote d’Azur region and in Nice. Amongst others:
February - March: Nice Carnival http://www.nicecarnaval.com/
Without a doubt one of the most important events on the Riviera is the carnival which takes place in February and March.
For example you will be able to see the Battle of flowers or the opening parade with the arrival of the King.
April - Monte Carlo Masters Series http://montecarlo.masters-series.com/
The famous Monte Carlo Masters series tennis tournament takes place in April every year. International players and amateurs alike take part in this display of high quality tennis.
May - Monaco Grand Prix http://www.grand-prix-monaco.com/
Every year large numbers of motorsport fans attend the F1 Monte Carlo Grand Prix. The famous circuit runs through the main town and sensational moments are guaranteed.
Not to be forgotten is the 6th historic Amateur Grand Prix of Monte Carlo which precedes the Grand Prix.
May - Cannes Film Festivalhttp://www.festival-cannes.fr/
The famous Cannes film festival is also held in May and the procession of film stars transforms the famous Croisette. For cinema fans it is an unmissable event which gives the town of Cannes a real festival atmosphere.
Nice can be easily explored by foot, you can discover the maze of streets in Old Nice and the bustling markets on the Cours Saleya. You can climb the hill to the parks by the ruined Chateau where there are fantastic views of Nice and its Port. You can also visit the "Place Masséna" - renovated for the arrival of the tramway - and of course the famous "Promenade des Anglais" which stretches along the waterfront is a must see.
Outside the City
Don’t forget to visit towns outside of Nice such as Cannes and Monaco - where you shouldn't miss the opportunity to watch the changing of the guard at the Prince's Palace or visit the stunning Oceanographic Museum.
The villages in the region also have lots to offer; the medieval village of Eze boasts stunning seaside views, St Paul de Vence is a must for any amateur artist and Grasse is famous for its perfumery! There are also the pretty seaside towns of Beaulieu and Villefranche to consider.
The summer months are the perfect time to be at the beach. In the local area you can try parasailing, scuba diving or kayaking.