Last April my pal Katja from Italy went on holidays to the French Riviera. She knows how much I love cards and sent me this one from Nice.
Nice is the fifth most populous city in France. It is located on the south east coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region.
Surrounded by the serene blue waters of the Baie des Anges and sheltered by the foothills of the Maritime Alps, Nice has a mild climate year round. With its sunny weather and stunning seaside scenery, it's easy to understand why it became a popular vacation destination since the second half of the 18th century, when an increasing number of English aristocratic families choose the city as a winter resort.
For decades now, the picturesque Nicean surroundings have attracted not only those in search of relaxation, but also those seeking inspiration. The clear air and soft light has been of particular appeal to some of Western culture's most outstanding painters, such as Marc Chagall, Henri Matisse, Niki de Saint Phalle and Arman.