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Nestled in the Baie des Anges lies Nice, the legendary tourist resort of the French Riviera. The Jet Set's favorite destination is full of expensive residences, casinos and luxury hotels. From the 19th Century on, aristocratic English and wealthy French families started to reside in the lovely Mediterranean city. The mild climate and moderate rainfall made Nice a popular place for tourist to escape the rainy and cold North in the winters. Big, beautiful houses were built by skilled Italian craftsmen along the shore and in the surrounding hills. The construction of railways and roads to transport the wealthy tourists transformed Nice in to a cosmopolitan city. Nowadays the city is bustling. During daytime the Mediterranean sun, the blue sea and enchanting beaches provide all the ingredients for a great holiday. During the long perfumed nights, Nice offers trendy clubs, casinos and the best restaurants. Sit down at a terrace along the coastline and enjoy the beautiful sunset. Taste some of the local specialties like a delicious Salad Nicoise or some fresh caught fish.
Nice has also a rich and interesting history going back 400,000 years ago when the first settlement was built. Many architectural splendors are scattered throughout the city. Thirty-two classified historical monuments can be found in Nice. Famous artist such as Monet, Renoir, Picasso, Matisse and Chagall came to this city for inspiration. Their legacy can be found in several museums throughout the city.