The “Nice” City

The “Nice” City

Nice was founded by the Greeks. Later it became a place of retreat for European rich class in 19th century bringing in the artists from all over the world. Henri Matisse and Musée Marc Chagall are credited for creating the best paintings in here. Some of them include major religious works.

Modern and Contemporary Art Museum – MAMAC is the city’s modern art gallery displaying creative works by French and international artists. Vieux Nice is zig zag construction of streets from the medieval era. It also has churches which are centuries old.

Saleya market is known for its colorful flowers, natural fruit produce and fresh seafood market. Promenade des Anglais is a multi lane road that runs along the bay and is lined up with classic cafes and grand hotels with sea view.

Seafood cooked in olive oil, salads with olive oil and fresh vegetable and meat, Chicpea pancakes also known as socca are some of the well known dishes of Nice.

Nice city ranks 5th in terms of population and second largest in  Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur region after Marseille in France. It is also the capital of the Alpes-Maritimes. It has a population of approx. 1 million and covers an area of 721 sq.km. It’s located on the beautiful Mediterranean Sea coast, with the Alps towering the skyline. Monaco is about 13 kilometers from Nice and has an airport access.

Nice la Belle is the nickname of the city meaning Nice the Beautiful. Menica Rondelly wrote the unofficial anthem of Nice in 1912 with this name nickname as the title.

Place Masséna is one of the places that we would recommend you to visit.  It is one of the main squares in the city.Point-Neuf was the only connecting way between old and modern town. Today the Paillon river has been covered and is the modern point of connection between them.

The Square divides the city in Northern and Southern parts. Masséna Casino was dismantled in 1979 which resulted in more open space around the area and easing off the congestion in the area.Old Italian structures in red color now border the area.

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