Nice, capital of the Alpes-Maritimes department on the French Riviera, sits on the pebbly shores of the Baie des Anges. Founded by the Greeks and later a retreat for 19th-century European elite, the city has also long attracted artists. Former resident Henri Matisse is honored with a career-spanning collection of paintings at Musée Matisse. Musée Marc Chagall features some of its namesake's major religious works. Area 71,92 km2.
The capital of the French Riviera and France’s fifth-largest city, Nice has been a magnet for tourists for centuries. It’s the epitome of sunlit sophistication, from its belle-époque architecture to its seaside promenade. It’s beloved by everyone from Queen Victoria to Elton John but there’s more to the city than supermodel good looks. Don’t believe us? From canon bell alarm clocks to Italian roots, we’ll wager you haven’t heard some of these interesting facts about Nice before.
LA TRADITION ITALIENNE QUI RENCONTRE LA TRADITION NIÇOISE DEPUIS BIENTOT…
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