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Shortlisted: Nice, France

The city is famous for its traditional cuisine, festivals and the 6 km long beach, which is conveniently located right in front of the town centre.

Getting to and around Nice

Nice, France’s fifth-largest city, has a privileged geographical location – right between the sea and the mountains. The airport is a very short distance from the city centre and, after landing, it’s easy to make environmentally-friendly transport choices: there are 155 km of bike paths, an electric car network of over 50 vehicles across 50 stations and 500 electric scooters. Two of Nice’s beaches are accessible for visitors with disabilities, including people in wheelchairs, just like many other places in the city, such as Nice’s prestigious opera house or the city’s museums, which make sure to arrange tactile visits for the visually impaired.

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The Nice Greeters

Visitors can get in touch with Nice Greeters online. The Nice Greeters are locals and true ambassadors of their city. They volunteer to help visitors discover places that are off the beaten track. Visitors can join local cooking classes through the Nice Greeters, go jogging along discovery trails or join an ‘Aperitif walk’. 

Nice has an extensive cultural offering, which includes churches, gardens, galleries, theatres and, of course, it’s culinary tradition. Tourists can be sure to find the most authentic local dishes at restaurants and cafe’s that hold the “Cuisine Nissarde” label.

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