Nice is a large city in France on the French Riviera. It's a popular destination for tourists, both young and old, with something to offer nearly everyone. It is well known for the beautiful view on the Promenade des Anglais, its famous waterfront, and is an ethnically diverse port city.
What to see
The Colline du Chateau
Nice is also known for several museums, entry to most of which (as of July 2008) is free. Some of the most famous are in Cimiez, the older, upper part of the city which in a previous century was a favourite of Queen Victoria, including:
Museum of Asian art
Indian, chinese, southeast asian, and world art in great architecture on a lake
Different plants in botanical garden and tropical glass house. Also various animals.
Charming collection of paintings, drawings and sculptures in 17th century Genoese villa
If you go to Nice for bathing or general lounging on the beach, you may wish to think again. The beaches of Nice consist entirely of large flat stones (gallets).
Much nicer beaches exist in other towns close by, such as Villefranche-sur-Mer
For views of Nice the best vantage point is the heights of Mont Boron. From the derelict old Fort and the nearby villa of Sir Elton John there are fine views over the city to the mountains and east over Villefranche and Cap Ferat
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