Sunday, 1 August 2021

Nice, Winter Resort Town of the Riviera

Nice must be indeed a nice place for me to spend the winter

This postcard was sent by Serge

Nice is the seventh most populous urban area in France and the capital of the Alpes-Maritimes department
Located in the French Riviera, on the south east coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, at the foot of the Alps, Nice is the second-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast and the second-largest city in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region after Marseille.
The natural environment of the Nice area and its mild Mediterranean climate came to the attention of the English upper classes in the second half of the 18th century, when an increasing number of aristocratic families took to spending their winters there.
Nice's appeal extended to the Russian upper classes, Prince Nicholas Alexandrovich, heir apparent to Imperial Russia died in Nice and was a patron of the Russian Orthodox Cemetery, Nice where Princess Catherine Dolgorukovamorganatic wife of the Tsar Alexander II of Russia, is buried. - in: wikipedia

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