A Pedestrian Street In Old Town Nice, France
The Old Town area of Nice, France is a charming place to visit. I really enjoyed walking down the narrow pedestrian streets seeing the colorful buildings with many shutters, balconies, and flower pots. They were full of character. This area is near the base of Castle Hill. Nice is a beautiful city in the southeastern part of France, in the Cote d'Azur region, sitting on the Mediterranean Sea. It is near Monaco, Eze, and St. Paul de Vence. Nice is nicknamed, "Nice la Belle", which means "Nice the Beautiful". In the second half of the 18th century the beauty and mild Mediterranean climate attracted the upper class English who spent winters here. The main walkway along the coastline is called the Promenade des Anglais (Walkway of the English). The waters of the Mediterranean Sea are bright blue. The clear air and soft light of the region attracted artists like Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, and others. Nice continues to draw many tourists. Some popular squares and pedestrian areas in the city are Place Messena, Place Garibaldi, Place Rossetti, Cours Saleya, and Place du Palais.