About the destination

Like many cities in southern France, Nice was founded by the Greeks. It is an artistic city. Several specialized museums delight visitors.

Health

COVID-19

The vaccines accepted by France are those recognized by the European Medicines Agency (EMA): Pfizer, Moderna, AstraZeneca* and Johnson & Johnson.

To enter France, you must have proof of vaccination and respect the following deadlines:

  • 14 days after the 2nd dose of Pfizer, Moderna and AstraZeneca vaccines
  • 28 days after the 2nd dose of Johnson & Johnson vaccine
  • 14 days after the 1st dose of vaccine for people who have already had COVID-19

*AstraZeneca’s COVIDSHEILD branded vaccines manufactured in India are not approved for use in the European Union.

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General Health

The Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) recommends that you consult a health professional to discuss vaccines for the following diseases: hepatitis B, influenza, tick-borne encephalitis, yellow fever and measles. When in doubt, remember not to eat anything that has not been boiled, cooked or peeled!

Passports

“France is a Schengen country. Canadian citizens do not need a visa to travel to Schengen countries. However, you can only travel without a visa for 90 days or less within a 180-day period. Stays are cumulative and include days spent in any Schengen country.” – Canadian Government

According to the Canadian Government, your passport must be valid for at least 3 months after the date of your expected return from the Schengen area.

Weather

Month Max Min Prec.
January 21 °C 9 °C 69 mm
February 20 °C 9 °C 81 mm
March 21 °C 11 °C 39 mm
April 22 °C 12 °C 20 mm
May 24 °C 15 °C 15 mm
June 25 °C 16 °C 1 mm
July 28 °C 18 °C 1 mm
August 29 °C 18 °C 12 mm
September 28 °C 17 °C 7 mm
October 26 °C 15 °C 26 mm
November 23 °C 11 °C 29 mm
December 20 °C 9 °C 68 mm

Language

The official language of the country is French. There are also several regional dialects derived from it.

Currency

The official currency of France is the Euro. This currency can be used in most countries of the European Union. If you plan to use your cards at your destination, don’t forget to communicate the dates of your stay in France to your financial institution.

Things to do in France

La Promenade des Anglais

This is a must-see of the city. It is the perfect place to take a walk, run, cycle or rollerblade near the beach. In addition, history buffs can learn more about the British occupation of Nice in the 19th century.

Place Masséna

This is an important place in downtown Nice. This public square offers various shops and restaurants.

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