Welcome to Nice, the capital of the art of living. It is nicknamed Nice “la Belle” (The Beautiful) thanks to its mesmerizing beauty that have inspired the realms of architecture, painting, music and film. Indeed, its exceptional location and natural beauty, its unique atmosphere and soft light inspired the most outstanding painters, such as Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse.In the second half of the 18th century, Nice quickly came to the attention of the English upper classes, when aristocratic families chose this city for their winter residences. This is why the main seaside promenade of Nice has been called La Promenade des Anglais, the promenade of the English.The sun that shines 300 days a year, the castles and palaces built in a pure baroque tradition, the abundance of museums and art galleries, sun-drenched beaches: Nice’s appeal has became universal. From backpackers to romance-seeking couples and families, anyone can find their groove in Nice.