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Nice International Schools


The isbi Schools Directory Guide To The Top International Schools And Private Schools in Nice.

For anyone planning a move to or within Nice in southern France, we have collated information below about different places to live, International schools and private schools (including High schools), property and relocation agents and other information we think useful for relocating to Nice and the surround area.

Offering some of the best living anywhere in France, Nice’s famous suburbs of Old Town, Gambetta and Les Baurmettes and nearby towns include Cannes, Monaco and Marseille.

Nice has a great choice of high quality private international schools and high schools, beautiful nearby countryside, lots of activities and excellent housing - with a fantastic range of different property to call home, from France mansions and estates, villas and bungalows to new build executive housing, family townhouses and apartments.

"The queen of the French Riviera, Nice drips elegance and panache from every belle époque palace, baroque chapel and Mediterranean-blue chair on the prom. The capital of France's celebrity-stalked Côte d’Azur might be modest in size, but the choice of things to see and do in this iconic coastal town stretches well beyond bracing strolls along Promenade des Anglais and lizard-lounging on bum-numbing pebbles on the seashore." Lonely Planet

Nice is located on the southern coast of France, close to the border with Italy, the city experiences the calm and warm waters of the Mediterranean. Neighbouring towns and cities include Monaco, Cannes and Marseille, all of which are very worth a weekend visit..

Nice is named after the Greek Goddess of Victory, Nike. After a battle between the Greeks and the Ligurians, the victorious Greeks decided to name the town in memory of their valiant battle efforts.

For more fun facts and figures about Nice, scroll down to our Nice focus page!




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Looking for a prestigious International (private) school in Nice, France?

If you are thinking of moving to live in Nice (or you already live in Nice but are considering relocating) and you and your family are researching some of the best International schools and private schools in Nice there is a big choice of high quality Nice schools, with a number of the Nice highest ranking International schools considered to be some of the best in France.

The private education sector in and around Nice features day and residential boarding schools, single sex and co-educational (mixed) schools, including leading private nurseries, primary schools, secondary schools and high schools.

Find Private International Schools In Nice, France (Or "International Schools And Private Schools Near Me")

Developed over the last 36+ years, the isbi School Search Directory is one of the largest and most comprehensive private schools directories available, helping thousands of families to find, compare and select good schools since the 1980s.

>   You can search for International schools and private schools with a reputation for excellence in Nice and in the suburbs of Nice by using our International Schools Directory and International Schools Finder (powered by School Search Directory) or by clicking on the names of the International schools, private schools and colleges and High schools listed below to see detailed profiles with photos, videos, maps etc.

>   With our expanded school search technology you can filter your search by the type of school you are looking for such as International school and private school, day and boarding, gender, age range, academic study, religious affiliation, school fees, scholarships and bursaries, open days etc.

>   You can also focus your search on just private junior schools or senior high schools or on all-through International schools, or view search results for all of them together.

Please explore for detailed information and guides about good schools of all types and for open days, school and college and news, articles and blogs with details of school associations, glossaries and explanations about examinations and qualifications and expert advice about independent education at International schools and private schools around France and worldwide.



Top International Schools And Private Schools & Colleges In Nice, France

Some of the best International schools and private schools and colleges in Nice, France providing a top-tier, world-class day and boarding single-sex and mixed education for boys and girls include:




Where To Live In Nice, France

The most popular suburbs in Nice, France and the surrounding area include, with approximate population numbers:

> Nice (342,500)

Nice-Centre (117,276)

Nice-Est (74,102)

Nice-Nord (83,732)

Nice-Ouest (75,686)

Fabron (21,347)

Lanterne (20,106)

Saint-Augustin (17,294)

Les Baumettes (14,911)

Saint-Roch (20,899)




Nice is a very popular place to live and many people move to Nice each year, or to near Nice and the surrounding area, from around Europe and the rest of the world.

Many of those moving to Nice are seeking a more urban lifestyle, deciding to relocate to the Nice for work and to enjoy the great facilities and leisure amenities, high quality housing and schools, fantastic bars, restaurants, sports and popular cultural events involving art and music available to families living in Nice and the surrounding area.

Ten Things To Know About Nice, France

> FACT 1:  Nice haas over 300 days of sunshine per year! So you’ll definitely pick up a lovely golden glow if make the move to Nice!

> FACT 2:  Nice hosts the famous Carnaval de Nice, a colourful festival that takes place every year in February or March. It is up there as one of the biggest festivals in the world, alongside Brazil and New Orleans.

> FACT 3:  You will no doubt get to know the cuisine of Nice very well if you decide to relocate to this fab city. Some of the most famous and well loved dishes include ‘socca’, a chickpea pancake and a salade niçoise.

> FACT 4:  Recently, Nice has become a french leader for technology and innovation. The Sophia Antipolis technology park has sparked an impressive start-up scene and has established Nice as one of the key places to live in Europe if you’re involved in anything tech.

> FACT 5:  The Promenade des Anglais is a famous seaside promenade in Nice that stretches along the Baie des Anges. It was originally built in the 19th century for wealthy British visitors but is now a popular spot for locals and tourists alike.

> FACT 6:  Lot’s of famous celebs holiday in Nice, including Elton John, KeithRichards and Tina Turner all have family homes in Nice.

> FACT 7:  Head to the Parc Phoenix in Nice for a lovely stroll in all seasons. The Parc Phoenix is actually the one of the largest botanical garden zoos in Europe, and has over 2,500 plants and 2,000 animals!

> FACT 8:  Every day, as the clock strikes midday, a cannon is shot! This quirky tradition dates back to the 1860s where Sir Thomas Coventry asked the mayor to shoot the cannon every day in order to hurry his wife as she was always late!

> FACT 9:  If you're looking to stretch your legs, why not walk up to the Colline du Château? It’s one of the highest spots in Nice and offers incredible views of the city and sea below.

> FACT 10:  Nice is the fifth largest city in the country, and is located in the famous Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region of France

Where To Live In Nice, France

Nice and the surrounding area offers a huge choice of high quality, premium and luxury property to meet the needs of any family, whether wanting a townhouse, large apartment, villa, mansion or France estate, with or without granny annex, garden or swimming pool. There are also property development and investment opportunities too, with land available to purchase and properties in need of renovation.

From central Nice living to rural, France or coast lifestyles, Nice and the surrounding area is full of bustling districts and leafy suburbs, lush green areas, charming estates, vibrant high streets, busy neighbourhoods, friendly residential communities and countryside.

Some of the popular residential areas include:

Mont Boron Nice, Cap-de-Nice Nice, Cimiez Nice, Golden Square Nice, Fabron Nice, Promenade des Anglais Nice, The Quarter of Musicians Nice, Old Nice Nice

Commuting To And From Nice By Rail Or Road

Relocating to Nice is especially popular with those happy to work from home most of the time but needing to occasionally commute to other places for work.

Others are happy to commute more regularly to Marseille, Lyon and other locations for work.

Travel times to key destinations by road and rail include:

>  Nice To Paris: Paris is about 930 km by road from Nice via the A7 and A6 and driving to the centre of Paris from Nice normally takes under 9 hours 15 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Paris from Nice, with trains taking from 7 hours.

>  Nice To Marseille: Marseille is about 200 km by road from Nice via the A8 and driving to the centre of Marseille from Nice normally takes under 2 hours 20 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Marseille from Nice, with trains taking around 3 hours 50 minutes.

>  Nice To Lyon: Lyon is about 470 km by road from Nice via the A7 and A8 and driving to the centre of Lyon from Nice normally takes under 4 hours 50 minutes. There is a very regular train service to Lyon from Nice, with trains taking from 5 hours 10 minutes.



Nearest Airports To Nice, France

The nearest airport to Nice is Nice (NCE) which is 6 km from Nice. Other nearby airports include Genoa (GOA) (under 149 km), Marseille (MRS) (160) and Turin (TRN) (160 km)




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