In the extreme south-eastern France, near the Italian border and along the Mediterranean, Nice overlooking the French Riviera. Yet, it is far from a simple resort for summer visitors. In fact, many people who come in winter to enjoy the mild climate for rheumatism. The Nice advantage over the holiday villages, is that it's a full-fledged city, with activities to do throughout the year and historic buildings to be admired for hundreds of years!
To come to Nice, you may have taken the plane or train. Then, to move in the Nice area, a rental car is often a good choice. If you are among friends, it is a nice and cheap option. If you are a family with children, renting a car is that there was more convenient and more comfortable. Rental agencies are present in the Nice airport, easily accessible from the landing.
Old Nice is the most touristy part of the city, with the Cours Saleya and its market in the heart flowers. Small steep streets are lined with old stone buildings and small craft shops and dotted with architectural gems such as the Palais Lascaris, Baroque style, and the Chapel of Mercy. Overlooking the old town, the remains of a castle destroyed by Louis XIV has offer superb views over the rooftops of the city and the Bay of Angels.
Nice does not fail more museums honoring the great artists who have stayed in the area and so well painted landscapes. The Matisse Museum is outside the city center, in the pretty neighborhood of Cimiez, while the Chagall Museum is in a small mansion.
Along the Promenade des Anglais, on foot or by car, is almost mandatory in Nice experience. Residents do not get tired, and it's interesting to mix with them, take the time to admire the incredible blue of the sea and taste the local specialties in one of the restaurants of the beach.