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The French Riviera

Nice & surrounds

Nice is Frances fifth city after Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse. Based in the Alpes-Maritimes department, the city has a population of around half a million, many of whom are from the International Community, attracted by its fabulous climate, beautiful coastline, renowned gastronomy and availability of work, especially in tourism.
Nice has the second largest hotel capacity in the country and is Frances second-most visited place in France after Paris, receiving around four million tourists every year. It also has the second busiest airport in France as well as two convention centres dedicated to business tourism. It also has a university, an International School and some major cultural facilities, such as museums, a national theatre, a well-known opera house and casino.
The residents of the Nice area speak their own dialect, which has its origins in Italian, given its proximity to the border.
We have been asking parents in Nice and the surrounding areas about their experiences with kids in all sorts of areas including education & services, activities & day-trips, where they shop, where they eat as well as their favourite beaches, parks & play-areas. We hope you find it useful! or alternatively you can use our quick links family guide below.

*Living in Nice - a Family Guide*

Pregnancy in Nice
Maternity Hospitals & Gynaecologists in Nice
Pregnancy Groups & Prenatal Activities in Nice
Shopping for Maternity Wear in Nice

Groups, activities & services for mothers, babies & toddlers in Nice
Mother, Baby and Toddler Meetings and Groups in Nice
Baby and Toddler Activites in Nice including Baby Swimming, Baby Yoga, Music and Art Groups, Storytelling and Sunday School.

Services in Nice
Baby & Toddler services in Nice including English Speaking Dentists and Doctors in Nice, Homepaths and Gynaecologists, Babysitting Agencies, Nice Libraries and Pharmacies
Activities  for kids in and around Nice
Activities for Kids in Nice including Cookery Classes, Drama, Ballet and Dance Classes, Creative Workshops, Ice Skating, Sailing, Horseriding and Football for Children

Day-trips for kids in and around Nice
Day-trips for kids in and around including Phoenix Parc Floral; Parc du Chateau; Promenade des Anglais

Children´s shops in Nice
Baby and Children´s Toy & Book Shops in Nice
Baby and Children´s Clothes & Shoe Shops in Nice
Baby and Children´s Products & Furniture in Nice
Baby Food, Health Food, Organic and Eco-Friendly Shops in Nice

Child-friendly cafés & restaurants in Nice
Child-Friendly Cafes and Restaurants in Nice
Just for Mum in Nice
Shops for Mum in Nice
Beauty salons in Nice
Hairdressers in Nice
Spas in Nice