Urban Community Nice Cote D'azur
Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur, a multifaceted destination
Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur is a multifaceted destination boasting a remarkably rich historical and cultural heritage.
Its unique light and radiant beauty have always been sources of inspiration for the greatest masters in such varied fields as architecture, painting, music and cinema. The Old Town of Nice, ambassador of Sardinian architecture, stands as proof of the fact, along with a host of palaces and châteaux in the purest baroque style and a wealth of museums and art galleries.
It’s on the Mediterranean shores of the Côte d’Azur that the Alps first reach for the sky…
Which is why, just a few kilometres from the beaches, you’ll find so many “perched villages” dotted alongside roads that take you back through history into the heart of the traditions and living authenticity that permeate these places.
All in all, the Metropolis accommodates an extraordinary diversity of unexpected landscapes, from horizonless seas to giddy mountain peaks.
The Metropolis, Land of Events
There’s the Nice Carnival, of course, and the Nice Jazz Festival. But apart from these internationally renowned gatherings, the Metropolis plays host to over two thousand cultural, festive and sporting events, including the Paris-Nice bicycle race, the Ironman triathlon and the Book Festival, marking the seasons as they pass and bringing Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur to vibrant life.
Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur is a major tourist destination at national and international level alike. With some 5,700,000 visitors a year, the city of Nice is France’s top tourist town after Paris. Boasting outstanding surroundings, set between sea and mountains, it has succeeded in evolving and adapting to the global competitive context.
Tourism is a real driver of the local economy; it is, in fact, Nice’s leading industry.
Thanks to its undeniable natural and structural assets (including its international airport, the second busiest in France after Paris and the Republic’s first carbon neutral airport), the city enjoys sustained tourist traffic throughout the year, with the peak period between May and September and business tourism complementing leisure tourism. With high added value, the former helps spread tourist traffic over all twelve months of the year.
The Metropolis continues to flourish today thanks to a tourist trade that has been ensured sustainable momentum. Its infrastructures, recent achievements and major projects in the sphere of urban development all seek to improve users and visitors living environment.
Among other things, Nice aims to become the “green city of the Mediterranean” and position itself as an eco-exemplary territory at European level.
Current waste management practices:
Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur’s Directorate for Waste Collection and Management is responsible for:
- ensuring daily traditional and selective waste collection, carried out by a metropolitan-owned company and private service providers,
- sorting, treating and recovery of waste collected,
- overseeing and developing the facilities required for waste collection and management.
It also contributes to initiatives promoted in the context of the Metropolis’ other competences, such as Proximity Urban Management.
Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur is committed to an overall approach combining a variety of existing waste treatment technologies and is largely autonomous in the sphere of waste sorting and recovery.
13 free* waste reception centres are available to Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur inhabitants. They accept most forms of household waste (glass, paper, batteries, use oils, WEEE, vegetable matter, etc...) (*for up to 16 deliveries/year/household or 2 metric tons)
And finally, since 2012, Métropole Nice Côte d’Azur introduced a local waste prevention programme across its territory, with the aim of reducing waste production.
A wide range of preventive actions has been implemented, including promotion and distribution of composters for collective and individual use, creation and dissemination of “Stop Pub” (i.e. no junk mail) stickers, communication campaigns on food wastage, re - use, and distribution of doggy bags.