Tourism was born in Nice, France in the eighteenth century when weathly aristocrats setup winter residences there. Nice is the capital of the French Riviera and has a rich history which includes influences from around the world. Nice is a popular tourist destination and severs as the gateway to the French Riviera, with the international airport, train and highway access. Choosing a vacation rental in Nice as your home base is a smart move.
Cimiez is one of the famous neighborhoods in Nice which is home to historic roman ruins, the Matisse Museum and the International Jazz Festival in July.
The old town area of Nice is built in the typically architectural style of a walled city in Italy. The streets are very narrow and winding and the buildings are plastered with warm colors (red or tan).
The Promenade des Anglais is a main avenue that runs along the seafront and often is shown as the symbol of Nice.
The city revolves around the Place Massena, which is the geographic center. It was built beginning in 1832. Since 2008, access to the municipal museums is free and includes Asian, modern, contemporary, and classical art as well as archaeological exhibits and more.
With all sorts of architecture and classic buildings in Nice there are some amazing vacation rental apartments in the city to enjoy.
Neighborhoods > South of France
• Provence: Aix-en-Provence, Avignon, Marseille, Saint Rémy de Provence, Arles
• French Riviera: Antibes, Cannes, Grasse, Nice, Saint Tropez, Vence, Villefranche Sur Mer
• French Alps
• Montpellier Region: Montpellier