Nice pearl of the Mediterranean

Posted on July 16, 2010

Between Cannes and Monte Carlo, this French city strengthens its attractions with the peculiarity of its pebble beaches and its own cultural importance of projecting the Matisse and Chagall museums.

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The Mediterranean Sea that huge for the Romans was an "inland sea", has wonderful coastlines, islands of diverse landscapes and a long list of tourist spots difficult to circumvent. In MV Blog we have already come from traditional destinations like Mykonos (Greece) to other more unexpected as the Croatian island of Mljet .
This time, rediscover Nice on the French Riviera, for we highlight the virtues of a city of around one million inhabitants (with its metropolitan area) and has the second busiest airport in France.
Located halfway between Cannes and sophisticated cities in Montecarlo, Nice attracts every year thousands of travelers who are very successful combination of small stones beaches (most are not sand) and an intense cultural life.

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To see and do

The "Promenade des Anglais" (Promenade des Anglais) is the most important Nice boardwalk and through their journey, which can be done by bike or on foot, is typical of this French city postal note; towering hotels succeed each interspersed with other historic buildings, the result of a past that recognizes several villages: Sardinian, French and Genoese have come ashore here at different times.
Last-but also a present picturesque and commercially also hovers in the area of the Vieux Nice (the "Old Nice"), where the painted low houses in pastel colors predominate. Authentic outdoor market in this part of town is recommended to taste the local cuisine. Did more typical? The blettes (chard) prepared in the form of tortillas.

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Outside the Louis Nucera Library (without straying too far from the Vieux Nice) is at least tempting to take a picture next to the "la tête carrée" (square head) by sculptor Sacha Sosno.
Finally, it is not advisable to leave Nice without visiting the museums of Matisse (Avenue des Arenes, 164) and Marc Chagall (Avenue du Docteur Menard, s / n). That's right: it is important to know that both places are closed Tuesday.

Text: Andrés Bacigalupo
More about France in MV Reviews:
Normandy Cheese - Wine in Bordeaux - Montpellier

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