Hello educational travelers!

Kate here, and I’m excited to be bringing you a fresh new blog post from my brother on a great little city in the south of France. Enjoy!

Nice, France might not be the most obvious of choices for an educational tour, but this maritime city is a gateway to exploring the French coast as well as the beautiful inner countryside of Provence.

A port city, Nice boasts a thriving oceanside community. With beautiful beaches, first-class seafood restaurants, and plenty to see and do, Nice has much to offer to students looking to see a more laid back and glamorous side to France than they might be used to.

With its warm Mediterranean climate and gorgeous views, life around Nice is easy. Walking through the city’s meandering streets, talking with friendly locals and taking in the sights is a fun and enjoyable distraction compared to the hustle and bustle of most other major cities in Europe.

While visiting Nice might feel like a vacation, there’s still much that students and teachers on an educational tour might find illuminating. Pay a visit to the local Observatoire de Nice and learn about the cosmos, or explore one of humanity’s oldest recorded settlements at the archaeological site of Terra Amata. There are many illustrious museums (Naval Museum, Museum of Natural History, the Roman ruins of Musee Matise, and more) as well as other historical sites to experience and uncover.

Teachers can also take their students to the nearby town of Cannes to get a taste of the celebrity life. Famous for its illustrious annual film festival, if you time your visit right who knows what famous faces you might run into! Year around, Cannes is a premiere destination for jetsetters and the celebrity set thanks to its gorgeous views and wide range of luxury shopping and fine dining.

Nice is also a gateway into the French countryside, Provence, and day trips can be made to wineries, farms, castles and more with extreme ease.

So, consider taking a break from Paris and embark upon a comfortable and rewarding exploration to see what the rest of France has to offer.

Until next time,