Nice is the quintessential Riviera town. Join the locals on the famous Promenade Des Anglais, the waterside boardwalk with its stunning views. From the shore, the azure sea glistens as mega-yachts cut through its surface. Sun-tanned Europeans sip coffee at pastel-hued cafes or stretch out on plastic lounge chairs on the beach below.
The picturesque landscape of Nice and the surrounding Provence region has long attracted both aristocratic and artistic types.
- In the late 1890s, Queen Victoria moved to Nice every winter for the warm climate
- Henri Matisse painted most of his works in the hills of Nice