Nice is known as la bella Nizza, "the beautiful Nice". Visit Nice 55 minutes away from Hotel Bloom. Due to several name changes, the Greek Νικαία (Nicaea) was taken over by the French in 536 and transformed into beautiful Nice. The city on the Cote d'Azur with now 347 thousand inhabitants.
Nice is a city located on the Mediterranean Sea (between Marseille and the Italian Genoa). It was already inhabited by the Greeks 400,000 years ago. The city quickly grew into a busy trading place, the French took over Nice in 536 and only officially became part of France in 1860. In the meantime, the city has been in the hands of several countries, but it is now a beautiful French metropolis with various beautiful sights. So read on quickly!
Promenade des Anglais
The most famous part of Nice is the Promenade des Anglais, named after the first wealthy English tourists to walk this promenade, including Queen Victoria and Winston Churchill.
La Rue Droite
One of the oldest streets in Nice is La Rue Droite, which means the straight street because it is narrow and straight and is an important trade link to the port of Nice. Also on this street is the Cathédrale Sainte-Reparate and the museum du Palais Lascaris, known for its frescoes and Baroque palace.
Le Fort Carré
Located in the old town of Antibes, also known for its square fortress (Le Fort Carré), the work of art features a large head is presented that allows light to shine through in the evening when it is dark and exhibits a whole range of books.
Some other fun facts about Nice: Did you know that Nice has its own airport, train station, iconic blue seats and its own carnival? And that the population of the city is the fifth fittest population in France? Get out and explore!