Nice is the capital of the French Riviera – which stretches along the southern coast, and the fifth most populous city in France. The city has been culturally and architecturally improved over time, making it one of the most enviable tourist destinations in the world. Cosmopolitan and vibrant, it is a favourite holiday hotspot for millions of tourists all over the globe.
Nice is the second largest city of the Riviera and has a population of about 950,000. Although it is smaller in size and less populous than Marseille – the largest city, it is richer and certainly more luxurious. It is extremely popular with tourists and rightly so, as it has plenty to offer. Whatever the tourist desires from a holiday destination, Nice can deliver, offering wonderful hilltop perched villages, upscale luxury resorts, world-class restaurants and diverse shopping facilities. Nice has developed a reputation for sophistication and luxurious living and this is likely what draws many of the world’s rich and famous to the area.
Nice has plenty of attractions that bring the world’s tourists flocking, including the Cours Saleya Flower Market, the Matisse Museum, the ancient Roman ruins and the Russian Cathedral. One of the main sites in Nice is the Promenade des Anglais – a celebrated promenade along the Baie des Anges, a bay of the Mediterranean. Prior to the urbanisation of Nice, its coastline was bordered simply by an empty stretch of beach strewn with pebbles, but the late 18th century brought many wealthy English people to the city during the winter months and they called for panorama along the coast. This encouraged the creation of the walkway. Despite the many attractions of the city, the real attraction is Nice itself. It’s breath-taking blue-green seas and sunny but comfortable weather makes it perfect as a holiday destination.
Nice is thought to be among the oldest human settlements in Europe and one of its archaeological sites displays evidence of the very early usage of fire. However, its history is not what makes Nice so appealing to its visitors, but its many attractions, splendid dining choices, fantastic architecture and comfortable weather.
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