Nice is a great city, vying with Marseille as the second city of France. It attracts both those after the good life and those after culture with a selection of marvelous museums. You can see works by the Impressionists and other artists who flocked here from the 19th century onwards, some in the houses they lived in, others in places like the Fondation Maeght.
A walk along the Promenade des Anglais takes you past some of the most gracious hotels in France. In the heart of the old town, the Cours Saleya fills each day to overflowing with stalls selling Provencal fruits, preserves, olives, vegetables and fruit. Nice is a food lovers’ paradise, a city of bistros and brasseries, of tempting boulangeries and fromageries, and a very good cooking course with a market tour from Les Petits Farcis run by Canadian-born Rosa Jackson.