The pleasant climate, location and soft lightof this beautiful city first began to attract tourists in large numbers in the 18th century.
At that time, many families of the English aristocracy were fond of spending there wintershere, with an evening walk along the sea shore as one of the highlights.
The main seaside promenade is named afterthem, and a stroll along the Promenade des Anglais – the Walkway of the English – isstill popular with the many tourists who visit Nice each year.
In fact, it's the second mostvisited French city after Paris.
Its rich, mixed Italian and French historyhas endowed the city with a wealth of fine public buildings and open spaces, as befitsa city where life is best lived largely outdoors.