We were in Nice for 6 days and as a result, there were a lot of photos taken. Because Nice has so many facets and attractions and in order to not overwhelm you, I am breaking the city down into areas or attractions.
The first known hominid settlers in this area date back over 400,000 years. An archaeological dig shows evidence of fire, early house construction and flint findings dating back over 230,000 years ago.
Nice was founded in 350 BC by the Greeks, who gave it the name of Nikaia, in honour of the victory over the Ligurians in northwest Italy, as Nike was the goddess of victory.
In the 7th century, Nice joined the Genoese league formed by the towns of Liguria. In 729, the city repulsed the Saracens, but the Saracens sacked and burned the city in 859 and 880 and remained the masters of the area until the late 10th century. When it formed an alliance with Pisa, it became the enemy of Genoa, but managed to maintain its civil liberties. In the 13th and 14th centuries, Nice fell more than once to the Dukes of Provence, but, regained its independence.
From 1338 to 1860, the area was under the protection of the Counts of Savoy, until the 1860 Treaty of Turin between the Sardinian King and Napolean III ceded the area to France.
Nice has long been an important port and trading area and its warm climate attracts many tourists. As of the 2016 census, the population was listed as 345,998.
During the time we were in Nice, the weather was mostly warm and sunny. It had a few periods of cloud and a minor sprinkle or two, but was a nice place to be in late September.