Discover the charming city of Nice by boat !
Nice is the largest city on the French Riviera, both in terms of geography and population! This city is glamour and adventure at the same time. The city of Nice is offering rich culture and history, divine landscapes as its position between mountains and sea.
The port of Nice is one of the biggest ports on the French Riviera. Beautiful yachts fill up the harbour all year round. You might even catch a glimpse of the giant yellow ferry that docks in Nice and which travels to the island of Corsica and Sardinia.
What to see in Nice?
If you arrive in Nice by boat, you can enjoy the amazing port of Nice. Eat a traditionnel food or grab a cocktail, it’s your choice, plenty of restaurants and bars on the port.
You can easily visit also the Old town: Vieux Nice. Have a walk in the narrow, winding streets that take you past spice shops, clothing boutiques and ice cream stalls. As you make your way down to the amazing Cours Saleya or the traditional Marche Aux Fleurs.
Walk down through the famous boulevard Promenade des Anglais, the most common boardwalk in the French Riviera. Hike up the Ballanda Tower to the old Château where you can experience some breath-taking views. Don’t miss the gorgeous water fall and its beautiful colors.
Events Happening in Nice:
Twenty-four teams will contest the Henri Delaunay Cup for the first time following a decision by the UEFA Executive Committee in September 2008. France were awarded UEFA EURO 2016 by the Executive Committee in a decision announced in Geneva on Friday 28 May 2010.
The EURO finals field has risen as the profile of the championship has grown since the inaugural competition took place from 1958 to 1960. From four to eight, to 16 to 24 next time around, almost half of UEFA’s 54 member associations will contest the European crown in 2016.
France played a key role in the founding of the UEFA European Championship. It was the brainchild of a Frenchman, Henri Delaunay, UEFA’s first general secretary from June 1954 to November 1955. The opening final round, featuring four teams, was held in France in 1960, with Paris hosting the inaugural final between the USSR and Yugoslavia on 10 July of that year.
The 2016 tournament will be the third time that a EURO finals has been staged on French soil. After 1960, UEFA took the tournament back there in 1984. It was the hosts who emerged victorious in a wonderful final round which ended with UEFA President Michel Platini, the team’s captain and talisman, brandishing the trophy in triumph at the Parc des Princes in Paris and creating a new championship scoring record with nine goals – including hat-tricks against Belgium and Yugoslavia.
Since then, France have enjoyed yet more glory in front of their own fans, when they won the 1998 FIFA World Cup. Now, the French Football Federation (FFF) will be proud hosts of the 2016 event, with Bordeaux, Lens, Lille, Lyon, Marseille, Toulouse, Saint-Etienne, Nice, Paris and Saint-Denis waiting to greet the football family and each team’s supporters. The FFF joins UEFA, the French government and the host cities as the major stakeholders in UEFA EURO 2016.