City in the heart of the French Riviera, at the foot of the Alps and next to Cannes, Monaco and Italy


Nice is the 5th largest city in France and the economic capital of the French Riviera, located thirty kilometres from Italy, bordered by the Mediterranean Sea and surrounded by the majestic mountains of the Alps.

Its climate makes it an ever-popular destination for French and foreign tourists.

Nice offers you a unique way of life, an extraordinary cultural and artistic heritage thanks to the contribution of great painters, writers and musicians and traditional Provencal cuisine: Niçoise salad, Pan Bagnat, Tapenade, Pissaladière and olives.

But Nice is also a very active city with great economic and student life. The real economic centre of the South of France, a great international student city,

Nice offers professional opportunities in many different areas for those who want to find their place in the sun of the Côte d'Azur.

Nice is also the perfect starting point to discover the many beautiful places in the region: Saint-Tropez, Cannes, Monaco… And even Italy and Corsica!

Explore the city or simply lie down on the beach of the Baie Des Anges, your stay in France Langue Nice will have the taste of dreams and paradise.

Why Nice is the best city to live and study French in France

The weather in Nice is warm all year round.

There are many museums to go to for free or very cheap.

You can visit quaint little towns around easily.

The promenade is always nice to walk along, many joggers also use this place for their favourite sport.

Nice is the fifth biggest city in France, and it has a friendly, laid-back atmosphere of a beach town.

Many places, such as Monaco, Cannes, and St Tropez, are easily accessible by bus or train. Nice is 2 hours away from ski resorts and 1 hour away from Italy, allowing you to travel and discover different regions.

Nice is a great place to study French because you will be in a school with more international students, in the vibrant yet authentic neighbourhood of ‘Libération’, where many restaurants, convenience stores, bakeries and supermarkets can be found as well as a park close to the school.

The neighbourhood of the French school in Nice has recently seen a huge food court and a multiplex movie theatre open where a former train station used to stand.

Most popular sights, tourist attractions and things to do and see in Nice

  • Marc Chagall National Museum.
  • Matisse museum.
  • Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art MAMAC.
  • Stroll along the ‘Promenade des Anglais’, the boardwalk that goes from the airport to the city's port.
  • Take a walk on the ‘Coulée Verte’, a green park in the city's heart.
  • Visit the Old Castle with its breathtaking sights overviewing the Old town of Nice.
  • Visit the old town.

Most important events and festivals in Nice

  • Carnival of Nice at the end of February.
  • Cannes Film Festival in May.
  • Monaco Grand Prix in May.
  • Fête du port during the month of June.
  • Jazz festival in Nice in July.
  • Ironman triathlon in Nice in September.
  • Christmas Market in November-December.


Population (hab)340,017
Altitude (m.a.s.l.)4

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Les Ateliers FL Nice

Les Ateliers FL Nice

French language school IH Nice is located in the elegant and chic neighborhood of Liberation Borriglione, with many shops, restaurants & cafes