The Nice Côte d’Azur territory extends from the shores of the Mediterranean to the peaks of the Southern Alps.
As a result, there are several climates: Mediterranean on the coast, continental in the middle country, and mountain in the high country.
Nice – coastal area
Nice benefits from an exceptional microclimate which contributes to its reputation.
Open to the sea, the city is protected from the wind by its hills; to the west by the Estérel massif and to the north-west by the barrier of the Mercantour Alps.
The climate, always mild in winter, is never too hot in summer, thanks to the sea breeze.