A Brief Guide to Nice and France
Nice is the second largest city on the French Riviera. Located on the flat and sandy beaches of the Baie de la Plage, Nice is the perfect holiday destination for those wishing to explore the Mediterranean landscape. Founded by Greek traders and later a refuge for elite 19th-century European class, Nice has long drawn artists from all corners of the world. Former resident Henri Matisse is so proud of his home city, that he received a life-sparingly long career-spanning museum, which showcases some of his most famous works. Musée Marc Chagall houses some of Matisse’s most religious paintings.
If you are looking for a more modern holiday destination, Nice offers a variety of accommodation options that can cater to a number of budgets, including apartments and villas, hotels, and even self-catering cottages. Many families like to go on holiday with their children, which explains the high demand for apartments and villas. For families who wish to remain close to one another, renting a house in Nice is the ideal solution. The city is home to a wide range of attractions, which includes the famous Nice Pier, which is a popular tourist attraction during the summer months.
While Nice has been an important port on both the Mediterranean and the Rhone since the 9th century, it is no longer as important as it used to be. Today, Nice is not only a commercial hub but also a cultural centre, home to a number of museums and galleries, as well as art galleries and theatres. There are also a number of excellent restaurants, cafes and pubs that serve both local and international cuisine. Visitors staying in Nice enjoy a relaxed, laidback atmosphere where they can explore the world, relax and experience the beauty of nature at the same time.