Nice’s Port Lympia, with its beautiful Venetian-coloured buildings, is often overlooked, but a stroll along its quays is lovely, as is the walk to get here: come down through Parc du Château or follow quai Rauba Capeu, where a massive war memorial hewn from the rock commemorates the 4000 Niçois who died in both world wars.

The construction of a tunnel and terminus for Nice's new tram line unfortunately means that most of the port is currently obscured by barriers, but these should be removed by early 2017.