As is true of many towns on the Côte d’Azur, the old town always has the most charm, the beaches are always nice (most of the time), and restaurants serve delicious food. This is also true of Nice, nevertheless, do have a look round in order to avoid the “attrapes touristes” restaurants and shops.
Nice is ancient. Inhabited for 400,000 years, the “modern” city of Nikaia was established by the Greeks. The Romans may have started the tourism with their extensive baths on Cimiez. In spite of modernization, the city retains its medieval heritage in the vieille ville (old town), with its narrow winding streets and closely-packed red-tiled roofs.