Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Nice, capitale de la Côte d'Azur

View of Vieux-Nice, the old town neighborhood 

After Paris, Nice is probably one of the most well-known French cities around the world. With its deep blue sea, its rocky beaches and its famous Promenade des Anglais where you can admire the sunset from those typical blue chairs, the city is a great destination if you’re looking for a mix between urban life and seaside atmosphere. While you’re in Nice, fifth most populated city of France, it’d be inconceivable to not savor a tasty salade niçoise, a ratatouille or a pan-bagnat (a circled whole wheat bread sandwich filled with raw vegetables, hard boiled eggs, fish and olive oil). During your visit of Nice, take some time to escape the crowded Promenade and walk toward the Vieux-Nice to admire the tall and pastel-colored houses. Visit the city’s museums to discover some of the best collections of Chagall and Matisse work in the world. On your way back to the Promenade des Anglais, don’t miss the Hôtel Negresco, a five-star-palace where you can admire some of the most famous portraits of Kings Louis XIV (the two others are in Le Louvre and Versailles!), Louis XV, Louis XVI, and Napoleon III. 

View of the shoreline and the Promenade des Anglais

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