Nice, France's fifth-largest city and its biggest tourist resort, is perfectly situated on the sweeping Bay of Angels (Baie
des Anges). With hills as its backdrop, it is blessed with gorgeous surroundings, a superb climate, a historic past and friendly
people. Until 1860 Nice belonged to the County of Savoy, which became part of Italy in 1870, and to this day both the way
of life and the inhabitants seem to combine the best of both cultures: Italian charm and flair tempered with a strong dash
of Gallic sophistication.