The deep blue waters of the Cote d’Azur are the dramatic backdrop for elegant Nice. Breathe in the fresh Mediterranean air as you stroll the waterfront promenade, or get an eagle eye of the whole city from atop Castle Hill. The pedestrians-only Place Rossetti is the heart of the city, with a grand fountain, vibrant buildings, and the beautiful Sainte-Réparate cathedral giving it a provincial French feel.
Nice, the capital of the Côte d’Azur, is beautifully curved round the Bay of Angels, desirable and as lively as you like. Her reputation for glamour is enhanced by an equal reputation for top-end scandal. The city is, thus, uniquely unqualified to be a martyr. It’s not her style at all. This is France’s WAG, a fine-looking courtesan at once cultured and racy. To see her attacked, as she was in the July 14 outrage in 2016, is to see a great beauty brought low. But the beauty is backed by resilience. She has come through, re-inventing herself as she has been doing since the 18th-century and the dawn of tourism. Her lustre has returned. She’s once again ready, willing and able to welcome you now – as stylishly as anywhere else in Europe. So roll on in.