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Welcome to Our Expat Community in Nice!
Salut and a warm welcome to the InterNations Community for expats in Nice. We're here to help you plan, undertake, and succeed in your transition to a new life in this beautiful French city. InterNations is a global community made up of expats from all over the world and numerous expatriates have already found our resources extremely valuable when making their leap into the unknown. Our members are happy to answer any questions you may have, such as, "where can I find international schools in the city?", or "how easy will it be for my spouse to find work in Nice?", or perhaps "how does the French healthcare system work?".
Once you arrive in Nice, InterNations can really help you find your feet and make friends from across the globe quickly and easily. We can help you reach out to other expats in Nice, and easily understand your new local culture, to really get the most from your move abroad. Nice is an attractive, sunny city with plenty to offer, from delicious traditional cuisine found at thriving local markets, to the bustling city nightlife, you're sure to be entertained and make some wonderful memories while living in Nice. Prepare yourselves to taste the sweet side of life with some incredible Rose wine and famous Banon à la feuille cheese.
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Facts about Expat Life and the Local Economy in Nice
With a population of 340,000 inhabitants, the capital of Côte d'Azur is the fifth-largest city in France. Located on the Mediterranean, Nice has some of the best weather in all of France, with more than 250 days of sunshine a year. Known as La Belle, this city on the French Riviera offers many exciting intercultural experiences for expats. From the busy touristy palm-lined Promenade des Anglais, following the curve of the Baie des Anges beaches, to the rustic local markets on the Cours Saleya that dot the city, shopping in Nice can be lots of fun. The Old Town of Nice, Vieille Ville, offers lots of beautiful narrow streets full of small cafes and bistros where you can relax and enjoy the marvelous landscape. France's Bastille Day offers a great chance for Nice expats to party like only the French can, and every weekend there's a rich nightlife to be explored in the city. Music lovers will enjoy the jazz scene, and attending Nice's famous annual jazz festival. For those who are looking for something more extravagant, Nice Carnival is the perfect event. It is one of the largest and most spectacular festivals in the world where you can see dancers, acrobats, street performers, and huge figures on floats, designed to complement the Carnival's theme. Expats searching for a break from learning French can take in an English film or two at the city's Pathé-Masséna cinema. Economically, the city is strong and while unemployment is low, many working-age expats say it's easy to find work in the fields of engineering, pharmaceutical manufacturing, and the city's thriving tourism industry.
When you start searching for accommodation, you should be aware that apartments located in the old town, the center, and close to the port of the city are expensive. However, most of the flats and studios are well furnished, with central heating and wonderful views, from where you can enjoy the sunrise and the sea.
The Network for Like-Minded Expatriates
At InterNations, we pride ourselves on serving our expat communities by providing a safe, secure space filled with valuable advice and suggestions for moving abroad. Our members are on hand to answer any questions you may have about moving to Nice, so whether it be something small, like where to find your favorite food locally, or advice on complicated foreign paperwork, you will find the information you need right here at InterNations.
We recommend you get together with some of our members for real-life activities, too — continuing with your hobbies and interests is a great way to find your feet and make new friends while settling into your new home city. Whether you love cooking, tennis, or Pilates, you can use InterNations to find other expats to get to know and share these interests with. And don't forget to attend some of InterNations' larger, regularly organized events — you are sure to meet some interesting, well-traveled characters!
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