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Introduction

Introduction (1)

As you will soon discover, Nice, the capital and the real heart of the Riviera, is a real treat for all the senses.

For starters, it is a treat because it enjoys an enviable location between the first Alpine hills and the beautiful Baie des Anges, or Bay of Angels, which have made it one of the most envied locations in the Mediterranean.

Moreover, it is a treat that has a rich history to share that begins in prehistoric times and has, of course, some unmissable: walks, beaches, monuments, its baroque buildings, their art-deco façades, its very chic stores and, above all, the personality and good living of the people of Nice. And it is because Nice is so proud of the independence of its past and its unique customs which make it so popular. Perhaps because of all this, and more, Nice has attracted the elite of tourism since the 18th century, when wealthy British and Russian tourists came to relax by the sea.

Today, in addition to attracting the rich and famous from around the world, year-after-year it receives more than 4 million tourists, making it the second most visited city in France.

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