Nice is the most famous city on the French Riviera, perfectly situated between Cannes and Monaco, it is the 5th largest city in France. Served by the 2nd largest international airport in France after Paris, there are more than 100 direct flights to other large European cities.
Life in Nice is most agreeable thanks to its climate, its culture, its traditional cuisine and its unique colours that inspired some of the best painters of the 20th century.
La Baie des Anges and its azur blue sea really makes this city in the south of France, where you can swim from April until October, one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.
Nice has its own unique culture in comparison with the rest of France. It is a gentle mixture of Italian ‘la dolce vita’ and French ‘la joie de vivre’. Even though everyone in Nice speaks French, the people have their own language : Nissart, which you can see on signs in the old town of Nice as well as in the names of traditional niçois dishes like la Socca or le Pan Bagnat.
Nice is a city of history and whether it is by the sea, on the Castle Hill or in higher parts of Nice in Cimiez, you will be able to see the traces and remains of the Greeks and the Romans who populated Nice in its beginnings.
The heart of Nice is le Cours Saleya where you can wander through the flower market in the morning and dine in one of the many restaurants in the evening.
During your French language stay at alpha.b, our teachers and guides will help you discover all the secrets of Nice and of “La vie à la française.”