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The Greeks and Romans did it, as did rich lords, film stars, artists, and thousands of tourists. They were just going to pass by but instead remained in Nice and along the Riviera. Some for just a few weeks, others for months and years. They were too captivated by the light, enchanted by the scents, and charmed by the taste of olives and wine. Additionally, a Nice Nouveau has evolved – a sassy Mediterranean metropolis with pulsating nightlife, modern hotels, and daring art galleries. All this with a chance to dabble their toes in a turquoise sea.

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Oceanographic Museum of Monaco

With a world-wide reputation, this outstanding museum is devoted to all marine sciences, presenting more than 6,000 specimens. It was Albert I who founded the museum in 1910, and today its collections of marine fauna are priceless and unique. In the well-known “Aquarium” you will find about 90 pools with the rarest species of fish in wonderful shapes and colours.The museum building is an attraction in itself. Located by the Monaco-Ville cliff, it is one of Monaco's most fascinating buildings.

Lérins Islands

The islands of L’île Sainte-Marguerite and L’île Saint-Honorat are two beautiful getaways from the city of Cannes. Just a boat ride away from the harbour, behind the palatial cinema, you can travel to these islands which are fifteen and thirty minutes respectively away from Cannes. L’île Sainte-Marguerite used to be a prison island, where a mysterious, masked prisoner was held in the 17th-century. The peaceful, flower-decked island of Saint-Honorat houses a monastery.

Russian Orthodox Cathedral

In the days of the tsars, the people who enjoyed themselves in the Riviera’s casinos until late on Saturday night, were not exactly short of money. They went here, to church though, on Sundays. After the collapse of communism in Eastern Europe, things are much as they were in the old days, but thick wads of dollars now rain down on the Riviera — and the beautifully restored cathedral. Strict dress code applies.

Villa Arson

Villa Arson, also referred to as the École Nationale Supérieure d'Arts à la Villa Arson, is a centre for modern art in Nice. It combines a French art museum, an elite school and a research institution for contemporary art, frequently featuring performances by current and former students.