Colourful facades of Nice.
Nice is the fifth largest French city and the economic capital of the Côte d'Azur. It is the second-most visited place in France after Paris and has two convention centres dedicated to business tourism.
The famous seafront promenade, known as the Promenade des Anglais, owes its name to the English upper classes who came for its mild Mediterranean climate in the late 18th century.
Founded by the ancient Greeks, then part of Italy, Nice only became part of France in 1860. Painters Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse both lived in Nice. Each have dedicated museums in the city.
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