Descriptive Essay On Nice

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Nice. The world’s attention once again turned to Nice following the horrific attack on Bastille Day, when a truck driver ploughed into the pedestrians up to 2km and then proceeded to shoot at the pedestrians. 80 people have died in the attack with more injured and the French government has been forced to extend the state of emergency which was declared 8 months ago, following the attack that killed 130 people in Paris. The Promenade des Anglais, the scene of the latest tragedy, is the city’s main seaside promenade. Translated into the ‘Walkway of the English’, the Promenade hearkens back to the second half of the 18th century, when the English aristocracy, attracted to the natural beauty and the mild mediterranean climate of Nice, enjoyed the walk along the promenade. Nice is now in mourning over all the lives lost, but the city, prior to the monstrous attack, was a major tourist attraction in France. The Historical capital of the County of Nice, the city is one of the most visited cities in France attracting over 4 million visitors each year. Located on the Côte d’Azure on the south east coast of France, it is the 5th most populous city in France, and the 2nd largest French city on the Mediterranean coast and the 2nd largest city in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azure. The city dates its roots back to around 350 BC, when the Greek of Marseille founded a permanent settlement, which they named Nikaia after the Goddess of Victory, Nike. Throughout its long history, the city has

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