Nice City Travel Guide

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The pleasant climate, location and soft light of this beautiful city first began to attract tourists in large numbers in the 18th century.

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At that time, many families of the English aristocracy were fond of spending there winters here, with an evening walk along the sea shore as one of the highlights.

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The main seaside promenade is named after them, and a stroll along the Promenade des Anglais – the Walkway of the English – is still popular with the many tourists who visit Nice each year. In fact, it’s the second most visited French city after Paris.

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Its rich, mixed Italian and French history has endowed the city with a wealth of fine public buildings and open spaces, as befits a city where life is best lived largely outdoors.

 

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