The scenic beauty of the coastal city of Nice is why it has constantly attracted artists to her shores. It is one of the top beach destinations in France, serving as a gateway to the French favourite Cote d'Azur. This beautiful city encompasses everything you could expect from a quaint European town, with charming architecture and urban design, culture and scenery that draws in artists from all over the globe, and a rich history that you can lose yourself in.
Nice is the capital of the Cote d'Azur region, France's favourite stop for beachside fun. The Promenade des Anglais, a long, picturesque boulevard carved around the Bay of Angels is just the place to discover how Nice's urban area and her coastal charm combine to form one of the most attractive panoramic views of the French Riviera. The city is a cultural hub of Western France, home to famous icons of the art industry like Henry Matisse. With a multitude of museums primarily dedicated to various nuances and styles of art, Nice is the perfect place to rediscover your imaginative, aesthetic eye. The Musee Matisse is a comprehensive collection of painting and art by Henry Matisse, while the Musee Marc Chagall holds all the art of the French artist Marc Chagall. The rich history of the town is a unique combination of European cultures, founded by the Greeks as a vacation destination for the elite, going on to be a part of Italy till the mid-19th century. Explore this heritage by strolling through Vieux Nice, the old town portion of the city, where you will get lost in the labyrinth of quaint streets lined with charming old houses and shops, taking you back in time to a forgotten era. Nice is also famous for bringing to the world the Salad Nicoise, a delicious combination of tomatoes, olives, eggs and anchovies that plays with your tastebuds. Enter one of the many cafes here to eat some of the most delicious pastries while watching budding artists live it up in this French cultural centre.
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