The French Riviera is located in the south-eastern of France. It is one of the world centres of tourism and a residence for numerous celebrities in summer. The places that there are part of The French Riviera are the following ones: Monaco- Montecarlo, Saint Tropez, Nice and Cannes. The last city which is mentioned is known for its important film festival.
Nice is the capital of the côte d´Azur, which extends along the magnificent Bay of Angels. Owing to its extraordinary location, it has been inhabited since remote times: the Phoenicians, Ligurians, Greeks and Romans all settled it in various periods.
Today, Nice is one of the most renowned cities in France; foreigners come to see and enjoy it all year round. They particularly relish the comforts of a bustling modern city and the excitement of numerous cultural events which range from conferences to expositions and festivals.
The name Nice immediately brings to mind the renowned `Promenade des Anglais´, which has come to stand for Nice itself and is a meeting-place for people from all over the world.
The old city of Nice is the most marvellous part of the city. In this part of the city, you can find little squares, the flowers pots at the windows, and laundry hanging out to dry on balconies. Many of the streets are full of shops or little cafés with big terraces. The Flower Market is also located in this part of the city. It is one of the most pleasurable experiences that the old city offers to the tourists.
Place Masséna is located in the heart of the city and is constantly trafficked. On one side of the square is a charming park, called `the Jardin Albert Ler´; on the other side, the buildings with porticos lend a Genoese air.
The Castle Waterfall is another beautiful place of the city. The castle’s man-made cascade falls from the highest point in Nice. From its summit you can enjoy an unforgettable view of the city below.
Me in The Castle of Waterfall
To sum up, it is important to say that Nice is one of the most beautiful places in Europe where you can find different things: nightlife, peace, a marvellous beach and a different feeling when you through the old city. If you visit this beautiful city, you will see that it is fascinating.
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MAITANE URIARTE EREÑOZAGA