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Nice The main city of French Riviera

Nice is actually a bit of Italy along the Côte d'Azur. The old town centre is a maze of small streets where you can eat the traditional «soca», and a series of squares and Baroque chapels that give it a Southern French atmosphere. The castle, on top of the rocks, offers a beautiful sight on the baie des Anges (the «Angels’ Bay») and the promenade des Anglais.

One of the most beautiful cities in France, Nice is also known as the capital of the French Riviera. Since the 19th century, it has already attracted many people thanks to its mild climate, particularly suitable for beach holidays. Nice also enjoys a privileged location between the sea and the mountains, and is not far from the other tourist cities of the region such as Saint-Tropez, Monaco, or Cannes. This makes it the fifth largest city in France attracting the most tourists each year. Nice is about an hour from the campsite Les Pêcheurs.

Day and night, there is no shortage of entertainment and activities in Nice. Walks through the city are probably the first thing you should do when you arrive. This way, you will get to know the good addresses of the old town, such as restaurants and shops where you can buy small souvenirs before you leave. You will surely notice that the Old Nice district, Jean Médecin Street and de France Street are the most interesting in terms of shops and restaurants.

These walks will also allow you to deepen your knowledge of the city's history and discover the places of interest there. Among the most famous monuments of Nice, there are for example the ruins of the Castle, the Roman fortress, the Cathedral of Saint Reparate, the Cathedral of Saint Nicolas, the De Cimiez Arena, the Albert 1st Garden, the Promenade des Anglais, as well as the many museums that summarize the city's history.

After having walked through the small streets of Nice, why not continue your adventure by going hiking? The Mercantour Park is in particular a very interesting destination for walks or horse rides. If you like wildlife, it may be an opportunity to see animals that you usually only see in documentaries. Marmots, chamois, eagles or even wolves will be there if you are lucky, so don't forget your camera.

A family walk along the seaside at the Prom' is also another option. Whether by bike or on foot, it is always a pleasure to walk the 8 km and admire the surroundings with the various tourist places and luxurious buildings whose presence adds even more attraction to the city.

Before you leave, it would be a shame to miss the tasting sessions of the region's specialities. So, please your taste buds and give yourself the chance to taste the different Provencal dishes that you will not find anywhere else. In Nice, which has always been considered the capital of Provençal gastronomy, the dishes are particularly tasty, fine and above all typical of the region. To satisfy your sweet tooth, allow yourself to taste the famous chickpea crepe so loved by tourists, ratatouille, chard pie, courgette flower fritters and the famous Niçoise salad, known surely to all. Other dishes based on olive oil, sun vegetables and garlic are waiting for you.

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