With this article I close the blog suite Postcards from the Southern France.
I wrote down everything we saw in Nice and around to well preserve the memories of ten beautiful days of summer holidays. We captured almost everything that touched us: history, architecture, food, local culture, including traditions and customs.
We wanted to keep written holiday records along with the pictures to help us remember all the details. We hope to be able to share more with our next visits. We will come back to Southern France, for sure.
The city of Nice, in France, has been blessed with sun, a coastline, and an excellent cuisine, with both Italian and French touches.
According to historians, the area of the today’s Nice is one of the oldest human settlements in the world.
During the centuries Nice expanded and got the attention of different civilisations, from ancient Greece to Roman Empire. Italy also ruled the city until France got it back in 1860.
This past actually is visible in what we see today, when visiting these places. Nice is the second-most visited French city, following Paris.
Nice houses a large variety of architectural styles from different historical periods. This is the reason of why Nice has won the reputation of a notable historic and cultural city, in addition to its popular coast with the famous Walkway of the English, the Promenade des Anglais, a seafront walking area going hand in hand with the coast.
These are our favourite places in Nice and around:
- Gorgeous Nice and its architecture
- Marché aux fleurs in Nice
- Nice’s Castle Hill
- Èze, the eagle’s nest of the South
- Russian Orthodox Cathedral in Nice
- Grasse, world’s capital of perfume
- Nice’s prestigious Lycée Masséna
- Old Nice by foot
- Handcrafted Provençal ceramics
- Notre-Dame Basilica in Nice
- Réparate Cathedral Nice
- Place Garibaldi in Nice
- Nice’s Courthouse Place
- Nice’s Opera House
- Nice’s Promenade des Anglais
- Nice’s Prom du Paillon
- Masséna Square in Nice
- Monaco: Wealth and good taste in one go
- Monte Carlo Casino
- Nice’s Lympia Harbour
- Nice in a nutshell