January 14, 2009

Overwintering in Nice

Queen Victoria, King Gustav V of Sweden and many other famous people took advantage of Nice’s mild winter climate and stayed in Nice during winter time. Nice enjoys an exceptional microclimate that has made its renown for two centuries.

Open to the sea, the city is protected from the wind by the surrounding hills, to the West by the Esterel Massif and, to the Northwest by the barrier of the Mercantour Alps.
The climate is always mild in winter and never too hot in summer thanks to the sea breeze. It is not rare to have lunch outdoors on a terrace wearing no more than a T-shirt in February when the rest of France is shivering in the cold.

This picture comes from the Gazette de la Promenade, it is a newsletter about the Promenade des Anglais in French, English and Italian. It discusses the history of the Promenade, future investments on the Promenade and latest apartment's sales. You can download these newsletters here.

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