City of Nice

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Population and geography

Nice, fifth most populated city in France after Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse, it is located in the south-east of France, it has an interesting position, since not far from Monaco, Italy and also Toulon or Aix-Marseille.
It is the economic and cultural capital of the French Riviera (06).
Its municipal population is 340,017 inhabitants in 2017 and is part of an urban area composed of a population of 1,004,914 inhabitants in 2012.


Ideally located, Nice is served by the A8 motorway.
The urban transport network of the agglomeration is made up of 3 tram lines, numerous bus lines.
The rail network links Nice to Marseille or Genoa.
The express riveira which connects Nice to Moscow via Menton, Monaco, Ventimiglia, Genoa, Milan, Innsbruck, Vienna, Warsaw and Minsk.
The city also has its international airport serving major French cities as well as the main European capitals in particular.
The port of Nice provides, among other things, links with Corsica.


The city’s economy is largely based on tourism, trade and construction.
It has in particular the second hotel capacity in France and the third airport after Paris.
Close to Nice, the business district of Sofia Antipolis brings together many IT service companies and other start-ups.


Part of the city is classified as an international tourist area, which allows it to depart from Sunday rest for the businesses concerned.


The city of Nice welcomes more than 30,000 students. These include: the University of Nice Sofia Antipolis, the Institute of Business Administration in Nice, EDHEC and even SKEMA.

Real estate

The average rent for a trader is € 250 m2 / year. An individual wishing to settle in Nice must count on an average rent of € 216 m2 / year. The average rent for an office rental in Nice is € 189 m2 / year and for the average purchase per m2 costs € 3,611.

Hotels and restaurants

There are 2012 restaurants for an average budget of € 12. While there are 169 hotels for € 88 on average


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