Nice is located on the French Riviera in Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur.
Its warm Mediterranean climate, beautiful beaches and lovely seaside promenade attracts visitors from all around the world.
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History and sights
Nice was founded around 350 BC by the Greek seafarers. They named the colony Nikaia. In 154 BC the Greeks were followed by the Romans, who settled further uphill around what is now Cimiez, where there are still Roman ruins.
By the 10th century, Nice was ruled by the counts of Provence but turned to Amadeus VII of the House of Savoy in 1388. For years it was an Italian dominion, then became part of France in 1860. when Napoleon III struck a deal with the House of Savoy.
During the Victorian period the English aristocracy and European royalty enjoyed Nice’s mild winter climate.
When in Nice make sure to visit: Cours Saleya Flower Market, Matisse Museum, Le Chateau and Rue de France Pedestrian Zone.
It has the second largest hotel capacity in the country and it’s the second-most visited place in France after Paris, It also has the second busiest airport in France after Paris and two convention centers dedicated to business tourism. The city also has a university, several business districts and some major cultural facilities, such as museums, a national theatre, an opera house with a regional library and several concert halls and casinos.