The capital of the French Riviera – Nice with its wonderful climate, has continued to attract mass tourism. Wealthy visitors from all over Europe and the world come here to visit since the 18th century. Nice and its area have a culture and traditions that have much in common with those of Italy. The city’s many fine restaurants and hotels serve the best food in the French tradition, local specialities in and around Nice. Nice have a distinctly Italian and Mediterranean flavour.
The number one tourist attraction here is quite clearly the sea. With 7 kilometres of beach along the Promenade des Anglais has one of the longest and most famous beaches of the French Riviera. The beaches are made of small pebbles, not the sand. But the beaches do not seem to have deterred the millions of bathers who come here each year.
To the west of the old city is “Castle Hill” – La Colline du château. Its former fortress was demolished three hundred years ago. Today Castle Hill is a park filled with luxuriant Mediterranean trees and shrubs, separating the beach to the west from the old port, le Vieux port, to the east.
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Nice has a cosmopolitan Riviera vibe, and you’ll enjoy exploring its fashionable boutiques and restaurants and sunning yourself on its popular beaches.