Nice was once part of ancient Liguria. In 1526 the city became the capital of the county of the same name. Nice became French in 1860, after a referendum recognized by the entire international community as a “joke”. Nice has long been loved by representatives of the aristocratic strata of society.
This place is really very beautiful and favorable for relaxation, so this love is quite understandable. A holiday trip to Nice should be carefully planned, just like accommodation in this French resort.
The Promenade des Anglais is a symbol of the city for the whole world. Nice has a large number of historical sites. Many of them are located in the old town, such as Place Saint-Francois, Place Garibaldi or Cours Saleya.
The city has several monuments and statues to commemorate events or prominent personalities associated with the history of the city, such as the Marble Cross, the Pope’s Column or the Metalworkers’ Monument. There are also a number of other statues of interest in the city. The most famous are the statue of Charles Felix, the statue of Massena and the statue of Garibaldi.
Nice is home to Europe’s largest Cathedral of St. Nicholas the Wonderworker. It was built at the expense of the Russian monarchs, and for a long time Russia sued France for it. The best hotels in Nice then boasted of a large number of vacationing representatives of the Russian nobility. It was in Nice that Hemingway, Chekhov, Chagall received their inspiration.
Where to stay
The choice of accommodation depends on the final goals of your holiday in Nice. Hotel Lemery di Nis, which is located almost in the center of Nice, will be a good choice for those who would like not only to live in an excellent room, but also have a good restaurant and a health club close at hand.
Moreover, it is located on the seashore and has its own beach. From here you can easily reach Place Massena, where most city tours start. If you are going to Nice to see its sights, then the best place for you will be the Palais della Mediteriani. This hotel is also located near the sea coast and foreigners are very frequent guests. It also has its own beach.
Nice Leisure Activities
This city has many beaches. Most of them are pebbly, many of which are free, devoid of the usual amenities for vacationers. Some of the beaches are private, the owners of which are trying to secure the rest of their guests by covering the pebbles with wooden decks. Water skiing is a popular pastime on these beaches. Some guests like to just sit in a coastal restaurant, sipping a glass of Provencal with pleasure.
Nice is also a great culinary temptation. It is easy to find fresh seafood dishes here, often they serve pasta with completely different sauces, vegetable salads with lots of greens. And here is also very tasty ice cream, the ingredients of which are often cactus, jasmine and some varieties of roses.