Nice ... Town carnival, the beach and sun ..
Ideally located between sea and mountains, it allows visitors to enjoy its famous pebble beaches, or explore the surrounding countryside with its ski slopes and the Mercantour Park ...
The city also has an interesting architecture and a wide variety of activities. Nicknamed Nissa la bella, this city has always attracted many artists and many tourists. Its main symbol is, without doubt, the Promenade of the English bordering the Bay of Angels and its 5km of beaches.
The city of Nice has a history rich in adventures. Moving constantly from one sovereignty to another for centuries, Nice is not an official part of French territory since June 14, 1860.
Originally, "Nikaia" meaning that by that victory comes, "was a small naval port founded by the Greeks.
Retrieved from Julius Caesar, Nice takes an important role in military strategies.
The fall of the Castle, late eighteenth century, closes the military chapter of the city.
In this long period of instability, we note the names of Catherine Ségurane who had defended the city during the siege of 1543 by the Ottoman fleet, showing a breast, or Giuseppe Garibaldi ...
Then comes the time of tourism with the British aristocrat who gave their name to the "Promenade of the English.
Attracted by the mild climate of the coast, they install in Nice their winter quarters. Later, they will be imitated by Italians, Russians and Americans.
One of the most famous is of course the Carnival of Nice, which contributes significantly to the reputation of the city with its tanks, its large heads of papier mache and King masquerades.
In addition to Vieux Nice, unmissable small stores in the region, rue Jean Doctor offers a number of shops of all kinds.
Towards the middle of the street, there is also a large shopping mall "Nice Etoile".
Near Place Massena, perpendicular to the street Jean Medecin, a pedestrian street: Rue de France offers several shops and restaurants.
See also the flower market and the market for fruits, vegetables and fish from the Cours Saleya.
Another important element of the life of the capital of the Riviera: The Nice Jazz Festival. The event annually attracts artists from around the globe.
Nice is a famous cultural city for its history and its famous inhabitants like Matisse.
Guided tours through the old city can better understand the evolution of the city and discover the monuments which have marked these moments as the ruins of the castle, Cimiez Arena, the Roman fort north of the city, the Promenade the English with the Hotel Negresco, not to mention the Massena, Acropolis, the Cours Saleya, the Cathedral of Saint Reparata ....
In the Russian district is the Cathedral of St. Nicolas. The city offers many different museums and varied: the Asian Art Museum, the Massena Museum, Matisse Museum, the Musée National Marc Chagall, Museum of Arts and furniture from the late Middle Ages, Museum of Art Modern and Contemporary Art (MAMAC), Villa Arson ...Stroll through the old city. Very nice, the neighbourhood retains a good atmosphere day and night.
Capital of Nice Provencal cuisine. In addition to its small dishes of olive oil, garlic and sun-drenched vegetables, Nice is the mark of Socca, chickpea crepes this part of the city's identity.
Not forgetting the famous ratatouille, stuffed in Nice, pissaladière, chard pie, salty or sweet, the zucchini fritters or the famous "salad nicoise" ...
Side Sandwich Pan Bagna still king. As for dessert, ice apart the old town, we think of whole candied fruits, certain specialties such as sweets or Florian Auer, but also found on the Cours Saleya market.