About Nice

Nice is the capital of the French Riviera and with 350,000 inhabitants France´s fifth largest city. Located between the Mediterranean and the Alps the city ranks as France´s second most popular tourist destination after Paris. Blessed with a rich history, a varied architectural heritage, museums, creative and authentic food as well as a luxuriant nature Nice attracts more than 5 million visitors per year. Its landscape is characterized by 10 km of coastline including 7.5 km of beaches, paired with 300 days of sunshine per year.

Culture and heritage

The city has managed to keep an imprint of each period of the past, and shows a great variety of architectural styles, from baroque art to the Belle Époque. Nice offers the highest concentration of museums after Paris, with 19 museums and many art galleries. Click here for more information. 


Nice is also famous for its delicious cooking, a traditional Mediterranean cuisine, rich in vegetables, flavour and aromas. Find more information about Nice´s cuisine and its recommended restaurants here


With the Nice Côte d´Azur Airport the city is connected to 107 destinations and 62 scheduled airlines. Well equipped with almost 200 hotels, 10.000 bedrooms and easily accessible all over Europe, to North America and Middle East Nice is a suitable place for scientific exchange and meetings. The Nice Acropolis, located in the heart of Nice has therefore been selected by the ESSM as the spot of science, communication and socializing under colleagues in the field of Sexual Medicine.