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With its sun and beautiful landscapes; its easy access by road, train, air, or sea; the festive and prosperous image it conveys; its accommodations; and its artistic patrimony, Nice is a leading tourist destination. Throughout its history, Nice’s economic development has always been based on tourism, for leisure or work. It is the fifth largest city in France and second most popular tourist destination in the country, after Paris. With five million visitors a year, Nice is at a crossroads in many ways. Nice’s diversity has made it the tourist capital of the Côte d’Azur region.

Historical Tourism

Located along the Mediterranean Sea, Nice joined France in 1860 and immediately became a great European tourism center. Its gentle climate, vivid blue waters, colorful carnival, and casinos attract ...

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