Negresco Hotel, Nice, Cote D Azur

A Short History of Nice French Riviera

By: Riviera Posters

Nice French Riviera

Four hundred thousand years ago prehistoric man set up home at the site of Terra Amata at the foot of Mont-Boron.  Towards the 4th century BC the Greeks arrived and settled on the Colline du Chateau.  Then just 100 years BC the Romans built the town of Cimiez.

In 1860 the Treaty of Turin was signed by Napolean III and King Victor Emmanuel II of Sardinia which stipulated that Nice would become part of France.  Nice soon became a fashionable holiday resort with sophisticated events and carnivals.  Nice has preserved numerous traces of its past including the Old Town with its baroque art. When wandering around the Old Town, take a look at some of the arches above some of the shops which date back to medieval time.