Discover the Lovely French City of Nice with TourFrance.com
Celebrate the stunning city of Nice, France and travel to it with ease. TourFrance.com offers you flights, hotels and car rental in France and makes sure your trip to Nice and other French cities will be absolutely perfect. This is your chance to visit Lympia - the city's port, to see the city's many museums and monuments or simply get some R&R on the beach. Enjoy our free tourist guide and then make all your France travelling arrangements online.
On the lovely Mediterranean coast, just between the French city Marseille and the legendary Italian Genoa, sits the shore city of Nice. It is a city of immigrants and the Italian, Spanish and Portuguese influences can be felt at every corner. Nice' culture is quite distinctive. The blend of nations, languages, dishes and societies is enchanting and the city has a paste and tempo of its own.
Promenade des Anglais is a gorgeous walkway along the Mediterranean. Built in the 18th century and today it still serves both the local population and the many tourists who are attracted to the city every year. Skateboarders, bicyclists, joggers and parents with their children spend their weekends and afternoons enjoying the refreshing ocean breeze. It offers a great chance to relax next to the sparkling blue water or enjoy the many festivals and events that are conducted there throughout the year.
The "Zone Pietonne" is a pedestrian-only street that runs parallel to the Promenade des Anglais. Since cars are not allowed to enter it, this street is more peaceful and it offers some fine restaurants, small shops and bistros where you can really absorb the city's rhythm and atmosphere.
Art appreciates can definitely use their time well in this cultural city. These include the Chagall Museum, Matisse Museum, the grand Museum of Natural History, Museum of Asian Art, Museum of Modern Art and Contemporary Art and Galerie des Ponchettes, but there are really too many to mention.
As most cities in France, Nice also has an "old town" area (Vieux Nice). Here you will encounter a dazzling network of small streets and magical alleys, all situated between lovely old buildings and authentic houses and shops. Make a stop at the Cours Saleya fruit and flower market and enjoy the mixture of scents, flavors and noisy bargaining.
The huge Russian Orthodox Cathedral which was donated to the city by Tsar Nicholas II and was completed in 1912. It was built to serve the large Russian community that immigrated to the city and it is a very impressive, architectural masterpiece.
The area of the city of Nice offer abundant opportunities of captivating natural views. The best possible viewing point is Mont Boron. The top of this mountain is covered with story-like woods and the area that is a protected national park. Use one of the many marked paths to hike to the top and you'll be rewarded with a sight of incredible landscape of the city and the ocean. At the top of Mount Boron you may encounter some extravagant villas, but before you hurry up and purchase any of them, know that this is a highly prestige residential area where many celebrities keep a house, so prices are set accordingly.
For more facts and information about Nice best tourist attraction, take a look at Wikitravel.org or any of the many other online travelling resources.