Nice – weather, map, guide, monuments.

When is the best time to visit the city of Nice and what sights to see? Weather, average temperatures, rainfall and sea water temperature. Your mini guide to Nice. Places of interest in Nice for a trip without a map, city plan or guide.

With these weather data, you can choose the right month to explore this interesting city by the Mediterranean Sea.

A great video guide to Nice to start with:

Tour of Nice, France – the capital of the French Riviera and the second largest French city on the Mediterranean coast after Marseille

Nice is one of the most famous resorts of the Cote d’Azur. Picturesquely situated between the Mediterranean Sea and the mountains visible on the horizon, it is visited by thousands of tourists every year. It is also one of the most important cruise and yacht ports in the area. The sun, blue sea and world-class entertainment are the hallmarks of this French resort.

Nice weather

Nice is located in the Mediterranean climate zone. It is characterized by hot summers and mild, warm winters. Summer temperatures reach over 30 degrees Celsius during the day. In winter, however, they oscillate around 15 degrees. Another advantage of Nice is that in summer there is very little rainfall. They only happen 1-2 times a month and are usually quite short-lived. However, they are relatively abundant and have the character of a downpour. More rain can be found in winter, but even then it does not exceed a week in one month. Average temperatures in Nice in individual months – in degrees Celsius

January February March April May June July August September October November December
9 10 11 13 17 twenty 23 23 21 17 13 10

Below you can find more detailed weather in Nice from month to month:

Month Min (° C) Max (° C) Mean (° C) Min (° F) Max (° F) Mean (° F)
January 6 13 9.6 42 56 49.2
February 6 14 9.8 43 56 49.6
March 8 15 11.9 47 60 53.3
April 11 17 14.1 51 63 57.4
May 15 21 17.8 58 70 64
June 18 25 21.4 65 76 70.6
July 21 28 24.2 69 82 75.5
August 21 28 24.5 70 82 76.1
September 18 25 21.2 64 77 70.2
October 14 21 17.5 57 70 63.5
November 10 17 13.4 49 63 56
December 7 14 10.4 44 57 50.6
Tour of Nice, France – the capital of the French Riviera and the second largest French city on the Mediterranean coast after Marseille

Average rainfall in Nice during the months:

Month Millimeters All Days
January 70 2.8 6
February 45 1.8 5
March 40 1.6 5
April 70 2.8 7
May 45 1.8 5
June 35 1.4 4
July 10 0.4 2
August twenty 0.8 2
September 72 2.8 5
October 135 5.3 7
November 105 4.1 7
December 95 3.7 6
Tour of Nice, France – the capital of the French Riviera and the second largest French city on the Mediterranean coast after Marseille

Hours of sunshine in Nice in individual months:

Month On average Together
January 5 160
February 6 170
March 7 215
April 7.5 225
May 8.5 265
June 10 305
July 11 350
August 10 315
September 8 240
October 6 185
November 5 150
December 4.5 140
Tour of Nice, France – the capital of the French Riviera and the second largest French city on the Mediterranean coast after Marseille

Average sea water temperature in Nice in individual months:

Month Celsius (° C) Fahrenheit (° F)
January 14 56
February 13 56
March 14 56
April 14 58
May 17 62
June twenty 68
July 23 73
August 24 75
September 22 72
October twenty 67
November 17 63
December 15 58
Tour of Nice, France – the capital of the French Riviera and the second largest French city on the Mediterranean coast after Marseille

Nice – which maps and guides to choose

Sixt Nice football map
Nice bus tour – map

Nice, situated on the Cote d’Azur, is one of the main tourist areas in the world. Many tourists visit them every year. No wonder that most publishing houses offer guides on this area. They contain not only a description of tourist attractions, but also tips on accommodation, meals and spending free time. On the Polish market, you can find, among others, the following guides about Nice and its surroundings:

  • Michalina’s Green Guide published in Polish by Bezdroża publishing house
  • Provence and Cote d’Azur by Pascal publishing house
  • Provence and the French Riviera from National Geographic
  • Cote d’Azur from Marco Polo

When going to Nice, it is also worth getting a city map and road maps of the surrounding area. They can be found in travel bookstores, mail order bookstores or large sales outlets. They are all English or French, but very clear and legible.

  • Roadmap of Provence, Cote de Azur, Rhone Alpes from Marco Polo Publishing
  • Nice et son agglomeration of the French Institut Geographique National
  • Nice, Cannes & Monte Carlo from Insight

Nice – the most important monuments and tourist attractions

Best things to do and places to visit in Nice. What to do in this sunny corner of the French Riviera?

Nice is known primarily as one of the most important resorts in France. It is no wonder then that its biggest tourist attractions include the beach and seaside boulevards: the Promenade de Anglais lined with palm trees and the Nice Quai des Etats-Unis leading to the old Vieux district. Old Nice is also particularly noteworthy, with the most important monuments of the city:

  • Ruins of Roman baths and amphitheater from the 3rd century
  • The Renaissance Sainte Reparate Cathedral
  • Baroque church of Saint Jacque le Mejeur
  • Senate Palace

Tourists are eager to visit Massena Square with its numerous fountains and picturesque buildings. Another place for walks a bit away from the city center is the castle hill, where its ruins have been preserved. At the moment, there is a flower garden on the hill with a wonderful artificial waterfall. Nice is also famous for its interesting museums. You can see the works of the most important French painters in them. The most valuable are:

  • Museum of Fine Arts with numerous Impressionist works, such as Degas, Monet, and Renoir
  • The Matisse Museum with one of the largest collections of works by this artist in the world
  • Marc Chagall Museum – the world’s largest Chagall Museum
  • Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art with works by Andy Warhol and Lichtenstein in its collections

What if you only have 1 day to visit Nice?

  • Vieille Ville (Old Town)
  • Promenade des Anglais
  • Parc de la Colline du Château (Castle Hill Park)
  • Jardin Albert I Statue