Category: Postcrossing - official card
Date: August 2011
Distance: 1421 km
Time of travelling: 4 days
Nice is the fifth most populous city in France, after Paris, Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse, with a population of 348,721 within its administrative limits on a land area of 71.92 km2 (28 sq mi). The urban area of Nice extends beyond the administrative city limits with a population of more than 955,000 on an area of 721 km2 (278 sq mi). Located on the south east coast of France on the Mediterranean Sea, Nice is the second-largest French city on the Mediterranean coast.
The city is nicknamed Nice la Belle (Nissa La Bella in Niçard), which means Nice the Beautiful – it is also the unofficial anthem of Nice, written by Menica Rondelly in 1912. Nice is the capital city of the Alpes Maritimes département, and the second-biggest city of the Region Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur after Marseille.