Nice is the fifth largest city in France and the capital of the Alpes Maritimes. Located in an attractive setting just twenty-five miles from the Italian border, Nice has only been part of France since 1860!
The city combines both the best of Italian and French architecture. The stony beach runs the full length of the promenade and is kept exceptionally clean. A number of art museums and galleries are located in the streets running off the promenade and it’s well worth exploring this area.
Old Nice is very much the heart of the city. Small, dark, narrow streets filled with tall houses separated by pretty, colourful squares. Balconies are covered in flowers and washing hangs across the streets.