Why some avoid Nice is perplexing. It’s 20 miles (33 km) northeast of Cannes/567 miles (912 km) south of Paris. Nice, on the Baie des Anges (Bay of Angels), has on average 300 sunny days a year, many important historical sights and museums, a fabulous Old Town, and great dining. Nice was part of Italy until 1860 and you’ll see the Italian influence in everything from architecture to cuisine. Yes, it’s a large city, but if you simply take time to experience it, you’ll learn to love Nice.
Now, it's easy to get around the city. Nice's new tram line is up and running which has resulted in fewer cars and some nice renovation of the squares in conjunction with the installation of the tram lines.
For more information on visiting Nice, check out Open Road's Best of Provence and the French Riviera.