Wednesday, October 17, 2012

NICE is Nice!

Living in NICE is Nice….VERY Nice!

Nice’s mayor, Christian Estrosi, is proactive in improving Nice and has big plans for the capital of the Riviera in the coming five years:

- Place Pierre Gautier near the Cours Saleya is to be renovated, giving the heart of Old Town a fresh look
- Rue des Ponchettes will be the site of a green, rooftop walkway to stroll and enjoy views of the sea and Old Town
- Line 2 of Nice’s Tramway is in the works, linking the Port of Nice to the Airport of Nice
- A future TGV train line will link Nice with Marseille

In 2016 Line 2 of Nice’s successful Nice Tramway, Nice’s tramway system will be completed. The route will connect the airport to Place Massena, before slipping underground to Nice Port and up to the city’s northern suburbs, allowing passengers to hop off a plane and into town in around 15 minutes. The council’s magic wand will also be passed over the old Gare du Sud in the LibĂ©ration area (which will host new stores and a media centre).

And finally, in 2025, a new TGV high-speed train line will link Nice with Marseille in just over an hour. The final journey from the capital of the Riviera direct to Paris will be just under four hours.

Photo credit: Conseil Generale

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