Bharti AXA TRAVEL INSURANCE Travel Guide to Nice Indian Embassy Near Nice Embassy of India 13-15 rue Alfred Dehodencq 75016 - Paris, France Visa Process for Indian Visitors to Nice Original passports with 6 months validity from date of arrival in France along with the old passports The passport should have 2 blank pages for stamping purpose Visa application forms Covering letter mentioning the details of the traveller, type of travel, and details of visit. Confirmed hotel reservation for the complete stay Confirmed air tickets Day-to-day itinerary Travel Insurance Income tax returns or Form 16 for last 3 years Original and updated personal bank statements for last 6 months About Nice Situated on the pristine coast of the Mediterranean Sea, Nice is famous for its gorgeous beaches and elegant architecture that makes it one of the most visited travel destinations in the world. The city attracts millions of globetrotters every year and hence has second largest hotel capacity in France. It is not in the modern times that the city has gained immense popularity, it was an inspiration for many artists and painters in the ancient times. Their love for Nice can be seen in the plenty of bewitching artworks that adorn the museums today. Places to Visit in Nice Here are some of the best tourist places in Nice one must visit: The Promenade des Anglais:The famous sea stretch of Nice has been an integral part of the city since the 19th century. Covering at least 7 kilometers, the Promenade des Anglais is lined with beautiful palm trees and opulent building like Palais de la Méditerranée theatre and Villa Masséna places. This is an ideal place to take a leisurely stroll. Old Nice:A walking tour of Old Town or Vieille Ville is one of the best things to do in Nice. The quaint town has picturesque alleys and streets that gives the feel of Italy. One must also visit the famous Marché aux Fleurs (Flower Market) to spend a beautiful morning with flowers. Russian Orthodox Cathedral of St Nicolas:One of the best places to visit in Nice, this church was opened in 1912. It is also the largest Eastern Orthodox cathedral in Western Europe and hence attracts a lot of visitors from across the continent. The Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMAC):Located near the Palace Garibaldi, MAMAC is a museum that is famous for its artistic collection that includes the paintings of known painters like Arman, Francis Bacon, Ed Ruscha, Daniel Spoerri and many more. Parc de la Colline du Château:Also known as Castle Hill, it is a beautiful spot where travellers can get a panoramic view of the city. The place is also adorned with a scenic waterfall that makes it mark its name among Nice's points of interest. Some other famous places to visit in Nice include Musée Chagall, Jardin Albert I, Monastère Notre-Dame-de-Cimiez and Musée Matisse. How to Reach Nice People travelling from India to Nice can take flights from cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore to reach Nice. Nice Côte d'Azur Airport is just 7 km away from the city and is easily accessible by buses and taxis. Some of the major airlines operating between India and Nice are Aeroflot, Emirates and Air France. Travelling in Nice Depending on the budget, travellers can either choose to hire a private cab or take the public transport to travel in Nice. There are two primary bus services available in the city. One is Airport Express that offers its services to and from the airport. The other one is Lignes d'Azur Bus service that is used to travel within the city. Best Time to Visit Nice To witness the picturesque beauty of Nice, travellers can prefer the months of April and May. However, this is also the time when the maximum tourist footfall leads to rising prices of hotels. The second-best time to visit Nice is then during the Spring and Autumn when one can get good deals on hotels and restaurants. What to Pack? When packing for the trip, it is important that the travellers must check the weather conditions and then decide what the essential things they need to take on the vacation. Here is a short packing list for Nice: Colourful and light clothes Comfortable footwear Sunglasses Important medicines Travel documents including travel insurance policy Umbrella and hats Bathing suits Essential toiletries Top Delicacies French food has always been known for its simplicity. However, that is not a dominant feature of the cuisine of Nice. The city offers a unique blend of Mediterranean and Provincial French cuisine to bring out the best delicacies. Some of the top delicacies travellers must try in Nice are: Socca: Also known as farinata, it is a flatbread prepared from chickpea flour. There are various street vendors in Nice selling freshly baked socca which can be enjoyed with a glass of crisp rosé. Ratatouille: One of the most famous dishes in Nice, Ratatouille is a healthy vegetarian dish prepared with fresh veggies and garlicky tomato sauce. Soupe au pistou: This is another famous vegetarian dish one should try in Nice. It is a soup made from vegetables like carrots, summer squash, and potatoes and fresh herbs. Salade Niçoise: Served with olive oil, this classic salad is a must-try. Salad Niçoise is full of flavour and is prepared using different ingredients like tomatoes, radish, hard-boiled eggs, tuna, onion, black olives, and anchovies. Pissaladière: Originated in Nice, Pissaladière is a tart that looks like a pizza. The dish is topped with onion, olives and anchovies and is served as an appetizer. Top Indian Restaurants in Nice Havelie Location: 35 Rue d'Angleterre, 06000 Nice, France Contact: +33 4 93 88 99 40 Taj Orient Location: 62 Rue Hérold, 06000 Nice, France Contact: +33 4 93 62 58 04 Noori's Indian Location: 1 Place Grimaldi, 06000 Nice, France Contact: +33 4 93 82 28 33 Shopping List Essentials A trip to Nice without shopping anything is no less than a sin. Adorned with exclusive shops selling a wide range of products, Nice can enliven your shopping list. From elegant evening gowns to yummy olive jams, one can buy anything from the famous markets of Nice. Here are some of the most popular places to shop in Nice: Rue de France: This street is one of the most exhilarating places for the fashionistas as it is lined with famous boutiques selling stylish clothing. Avenue Jean Medecin: Located at the center of Nice, this is the best place for high street shopping in Nice. Nice Etoile: It is a high-end mall where one can buy things from numerous brands such as Habitat and H&M. Healthcare Centers In case of a health emergency, tourists can contact Riviera Medical Services where they can find an English-speaking doctor. One can also take the tramway to Hospital Pasteur. Some other hospitals are Clinique Parc Imperial and Clinique Saint George. Finding a medical shop is also not an issue. Travellers can also opt for travel insurance policy as it will help them in case of an emergency. Currency The official currency of Nice is Euro. Basics of Local Communication The official language spoken here is French. However, you can also find people speaking English and Occitan language with the Nicard Dialect. The latter one has its roots from Italian and Corsican language as Nice was under the control of various Italian Kingdoms in the ancient times. Here are some of the French words and their meanings in English. A quick understanding of these words will ease the communication in Nice: Bonjour = Hello Merci = Thank You Oui = Yes Non = No Je suis désolé = I Am Sorry Aidez-moi = Help Au revoir = Goodbye Connaissez-vous cette adresse? = Do You Know This Address? Combien? = How Much? Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) Planning on an international trip? Take a look at our FAQ section that resolves commonly-asked queries on travel insurance. How do I benefit with Travel Insurance? Overseas travel insurance protects you when you are travelling in a foreign land. The insurance covers the expenses incurred during events like flight cancellation, illness, injury, misplaced baggage, loss of passport, etc. There would be financial reimbursement offered to cover the financial risk. Are Children and Senior citizens covered? 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