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Learn French in Nice: Location

Formally part of France since 1865 and the fifth largest city in France Nice is home to 500,000 people and caters for a wide range of tastes, with plenty of cinemas, museums and restaurants to explore, not to mention innumerable cafes, bars and clubs.

Why not stroll along the Promenade des Anglais, visit the Roman ruins in the Cimiez district, explore the old town with its wonderful Italianate architecture. You can visit the wonderful art in the city museums, shop till you drop in the lovely traffic free parts of the city; rue de France, rue Massena, rue Paradis to name but a few. Visit the famous “Cours Saleya” with its open air market selling all kind of fresh fruit, vegetables, flowers, and Antiques on Mondays, or relax and enjoy some lazy afternoons on Nice’s long pebble beaches.

Nice: Promenade des Anglais

The pleasant climate, its coastal location and the fact that France’s second largest airport is on the city’s outskirts make it a popular course destination for all ages. Nice is a smart city, which offers easy access to the rest of France, Monte Carlo and Northern Italy.

The fabulous Riviera sunshine, makes Nice’s climate, spring-like for most of the year, and deliciously hot in the summer ensures the city is a major draw for students, the French and tourists from around the world throughout the year.

Language students have greatly enjoyed this delightful town for many years and it has become a firm favourite with CESA students, for both short and long term programmes.

Local Specialities

The area has a wealth of fabulous local dishes to explore. Salade Nicoise, Socca, a local delicacy made with chick peas flour and olive oil). Bouillabaisse (a fabulous fish stew), Pissaladière (onions and anchovies pizza) or why not try glazed fruit or local almond pastries.