Abbreviation for Nice, France


The French Riviera is often portrayed with an image of glamor, beaches and beautiful people. Although the manufacture is correct also for Nice, Nice is more adapted to different types of travelers than cities such as Cannes and Monte Carlo. Nice has everything from backpackers who are accommodated in the city’s hostels to those who enjoy the days at one of the city’s luxury hotels.

Nice is France’s fifth largest city with approx. 340,000 inhabitants, and is the country’s second most visited city, after Paris. Nice city center is relatively compact and you can pretty much walk around the city on foot.

Nice is a fantastic city that you can travel to all year round, but it naturally attracts most tourists in the summer months, as it is warm and sunny. Nice is also a perfect starting point to experience more of southern France, like other cities along the French Riviera and Provence.

Get to know Nice

Nice is located in the south of France, on the Mediterranean coast of the Bay of Baie des Anges, a few miles from the border with Italy. Nice is a very old city. It was founded about 2350 years ago by the Greeks, who at that time already had a trading port in the nearby town of Marseille.

The Greeks named the city Nikaia in honor of the victory goddess Nike, and it soon became a well-known and busy port city. Later, Nice was incorporated into the Roman Empire, and from the 1300s it became a baseball between France and Sardinia for hundreds of years before it finally became French in 1860.

Nice has been a popular destination for tourists for centuries. The ancient Romans built their baths here two thousand years ago, and the ruins of these and of the amphitheater can still be seen in the northeastern district of Cimiez.

Nowadays, Nice’s annual jazz festival is being held at the ruins. Cimiez is a residential area for Nice’s more affluent residents, and here is also the city’s Henri Matisse Museum. Queen Victoria of England used to stay at the district’s Hotel Regina when she visited the French Riviera.

Nice and Acronyms

City Profile

  • Abbreviation: NCE
  • Country: France

Promenade des Anglais

The natural meeting place in Nice, to which all visitors immediately flow, is naturally the five-kilometer-long famous promenade Promenade des Anglais. It was named “The Englishmen’s Promenade” after wealthy Englishmen who spent the winters on the Riviera funded the construction around 1820. The town’s residents call it just the Promenade, or Prom. With Mediterranean blue waves and a wide beach on one side and beautiful luxury hotels, cafes and restaurants on the other, lined with colorful flower beds and palm trees, this is an incredibly beautiful street. It is used by both cyclists and walkers, street artists and skaters, tourists and pickpockets.

The French Riviera is known for its beautiful beaches, but be aware that the beach in Nice does not consist of sand but of pebbles and gravel. If you plan to spend time here with sun and swimming, bring sandals. But leave the valuables at the hotel, as professional and systematic thefts from bathers are taking place. There are plenty of blue beach chairs you can use, and on the private parts of the beach you can rent or get everything you need.

Old Town of Nice

The other place where you as a tourist are likely to spend a lot of time is Nice’s old town, Vieux Nice, also called Vieille Ville. It is an attraction in itself just strolling around the city’s narrow streets and alleys, with its colorful houses and many nice cafes, restaurants and small shops.

Here you will also find the city’s famous and colorful flower market, La Cours Saleya. Visit the market and feel the wonderful scents. This has been Nice’s most important marketplace for many centuries. Besides flowers, fruits and vegetables are also sold. Every Monday there is an antique market here and in the summer months there is an art market in the afternoons.

Le Château in Nice

On the hilltop next to Vieux Nice lies the park known as Le Château. The castle referred to was demolished in 1706 and there are only ruins left with the exception of the Bellanda Tower. Here you will also find the Nice Maritime Museum. From the top of the hill, 90 meters above sea level, you have a fabulous view of Nice and the Mediterranean. Here is a large and pleasant park with a waterfall, shady walks and some cafes and restaurants.

Come here early morning and have a breakfast picnic before all other tourists come after. You can either walk up the 213 stairs from Quai de Etats Unis, or you can take a lift for approx. 1 euro. Along the way, you will probably pass the Jewish cemetery, which is also worth a visit.

The port of Nice

Few tourists take the time to visit Nice’s port area, but it is actually very nice. Of course, there are several restaurants and cafes where you can relax with a refreshment overlooking the ferries to and from Corsica, Monaco and St. Tropez. Here are also some of Nice’s hottest nightclubs, and Marche des Puces, a daily flea market.

The other parts of Nice are mainly residential areas, and of limited interest to a visitor tourist.

Nice Facts

Nice is France’s fifth largest city and a real tourist favorite among cities in France.


Around 340,000

Official languages


Control Form



Catholic (About 75%)

Time Difference



Euro. Most credit cards (Visa, Master, Diners, AmEx) are accepted in most places. ATMs are available almost everywhere.


At dining, cafes and bars, 15 percent tips are included in the price. A few coins are still ok if you are satisfied with the service. In the taxi it is ok to round up or give a few euros in tips.


Norway has a consulate located in Le Palmeira, 45, rue St. Philippe. Tel: +33 4 92155758.


5, Promenade des Anglais




15 for ambulance, 17 for police, 18 for fire.


220/230 volts, the same two-pin contact system as in Norway

Holidays and Holidays

July 14 (National Day), August 15, November 1, November 11


Not required for Norwegian citizens


No vaccines are required.


Can be drunk from the tap, but not recommended. Fine toothbrush.

Nearest major cities

Cannes, Monaco, Marseilles.


Some violent crime, but be aware of pickpockets.

NCE: Nice, France - Cote D'azur

List of Nice Acronyms

The most commonly used abbreviations about Nice is NCE which stands for Nice. In the following table, you can see all acronyms related to Nice, including abbreviations for airport, city, school, port, government, and etc.

Abbreviation Meanings
ANP A Nice Pair
ARNP A Really Nice Person
AMN Amicale Motocycliste de Nice
ANTTDNW Another Nice Trick That Does Not Work
ANCL Ante Nicene Christian Library
ANF Ante-Nicene Fathers
AABN Association for the Advancement of Being Nice
ADN Association pour la Démocratie à Nice
ACN Automobile Club de Nice
BN Be Nice
BOUND Be Nice Day
BND Be Nice Day
BNOL Be Nice Or Leave
CPN Cercle Parachutiste de Nice
CUE Certified Unicenter Engineer
CBN Club Badminton Nice
CHN Club Hippique de Nice
CNMK Colegiul National Mihail Kogalniceanu
CIU Comitato Italiano per l’Unicef
CND Constanta, Romania – Kogalniceanu
DOO Drustvo s Ogranicenom Odgovornoscu
ELEMENT Electronicelectronics
ERROR Electronicelectronics
ENHANCED Electronicelectronics
E Electronicelectronics
ERNIE Evaluation and Review of NICE Implementation Evidence (database; UK)
EMINEM Every Mother Is Nice Except Mine
EIHN Everything Is Healing Nicely
GRVNC Grass Roots Venice Neighborhood Council
HAND Have A Nice Day
HANWE Have a Nice Weekend
HANW Have a Nice Weekend
HZ Hrvatske Željeznice
ICANN I Can Create A Nice Neighborhood
IMTITNPW I Mean That In The Nicest Possible Way
INC Incredibly Nice Chaps
ISBE Ingineria Sistemelor Biotehnice si Ecologice
INLN Institut Non Lineaire de Nice
ISN International School of Nice
IWBNI It Would Be Nice If ….
JCCD Janice Capilouto Center for the Deaf
JDMA Janice Dickenson Modeling Agency
JMIA Janice Mitchell Isbell Academy
LON Loyal, Organized and Nice
MBN Must Be Nice
N1 Nice 1
NASA Nice And Safe Attitude
NAT Nice and Tight
NB Nice Boys
NBD Nice But Dim
NCP Nice Canasta Partner
NEAT Nice Easy And Tight
NEP Nice Euchre, Partner
NGP Nice Girl Project
NGM Nice Government Men
NG Nice Guy
NGP Nice Guy Productions
NGFL Nice Guys Finish Last
NGFT Nice Guys Finish Third
NH Nice Hand
NHA Nice Hand All
NHP Nice Hand, Partner/Player
NJB Nice Jewish Boy
NJG Nice Jewish Girl
NJ Nice Job
NJP Nice Job, Partner
NK Nice Kicker
NK Nice Kill
NLD Nice Little Double
NLR Nice Little Roll
NM Nice Match
NM Nice Moon
NM Nice Move
NN Nice Nade
NN Nice Nil
NNP Nice Nil Partner
N1 Nice One
NO Nice One
NPU Nice Parts Usage
NP Nice Pass
NPU Nice Pick Up
NRC Nice Red Canasta
NR Nice Roll
NS Nice Shot
NSS Nice Skate Shoes
NT Nice Throw
NTH Nice to Have
N2K Nice to Know
NTK Nice to Know
NTMY Nice To Meet You
NT Nice Try
NTP Nice Try Partner
NUG Nice User Group
NCE Nice, France – Cote D’azur
NCWO Nicer Century World Organization
NHS Niceville High School
NVN Not Very Nice
OBAFGKMRNS Oh, Be A Nice Girl/Guy, Kiss Me Right Now, Sweetheart
OVPC Old Venice Pizza Company
OP Olden Polynice
ONN Olympic Nice Natation
PSMT Plan Stratégique à Moyen Terme de l’UNICEF
PN Play Nice
PRU Pruhonice
RNAL Real Nice and Laidback
RNC Really Nice Compressor
RNG Really Nice Guy
SWANK Sent With A Nice Kiss
SZ Slovenska Železnice
SDZ Srpski Drzavni Zeleznice
SN Super Nice
TEZ Tatranske Elektricke Zeleznice
TVJ Teritorijalne Vatrogasne Jedinice
TNW That’s Nice Work
TDN Théatre de Nice
TNNS Théatre National de Nice
TNN Théatre National de Nice
TANR Twice as Nice Reversible
UVO UNESCO Venice Office
UAM Unicenter Asset Management
USLM Unicenter Service Level Management
UNSA University of Nice Sophia Antipolis
UVN Ustredni Vojenska Nemocnice
VE Venezia – Venice
VABI Venice Area Beautification, Inc.
VADC Venice Area Democratic Club
VAOS Venice Area Orchid Society
VAM Venice Arts Mecca
VASI Venice Aviation Society, Inc.
VBL Venice Basketball League
VBH Venice Beach Hostel
VCG Venice Consulting Group
VFF Venice Film Festival
VFNB Venice Food Not Bombs
VIPC Venice International Photo Contest
VIU Venice International University
VSOE Venice Simplon-Orient-Express
VYC Venice Yacht Club
VCE Venice, Italy – Marco Polo
VN Very Nice
VNG Very Nice Game
VNH Very Nice Hand
VNJS Very Nice Job
VNJ Very Nice Job
VNR Very Nice Roll
VNS Very Nice Share
VNS Very Nice Shot
VVNS Very Very Nice
VVN Very Very Nice
WBN would be nice
WIBNI Wouldn’t It Be Nice If
WIBNIF Wouldn’t It Be Nice If …
YAN You Are Nice
YHBTYHLHAND You Have Been Trolled. You Have Lost. Have A Nice Day.
ZHN Zbrane Hromadneho Niceni
ZSR Zeleznice Slovenskej Republiky
ZBH Zeljeznice Bosne Herzegovine
ZRS Zeljeznice Republike Srpske