Gay Nice: Mediterranean Paradise

Nice is the seaside capital of the French Riviera. The city combines old-world decadence with cosmopolitan energy. Artists have long gravitated toward Nice's liberal attitudes, and their museum and gallery walls can prove it. Explore the same sidewalks as Matisse and Chagall on your way to the Castel Plage beach where all the sun-seeking gays hang out. Don't stay there all day, though; the markets and five-star restaurants will call you quickly back to the downtown area. Stroll along the palm tree-lined Promenade des Anglais and take in the art deco Palais de la Méditerranée. Allow yourself to be swept away and inspired by Nice's history, culture, and luxe amenities.

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