Nice: an Intriguing Scenery
This souvenir from France is a beautiful representation of the town proper. One really nice thing about this magnet is that is that it sets up a scene in such a way that you feel as though you're there. With this souvenir, you can really bring a slice of Nice home with you.
There is just a lovely sense of balance, not just in terms of colors but with the use of space. You really do feel as though you are looking down a street. In this sense, it is a really busy and visually engrossing scene in which you are welcomed to contemplate your vacation spent in nice or what you might very well do if you were there when gazing at this magnet.
Nice in Context
Nice is part of the Cote d'Azur which in English translates to French Riviera. This area is one of the most popular vacation resorts in the world. It is not limited to France as it includes the state of Monaco. This popular resort dates from the Eighteenth century when the rich British spent their vacation here for medical reasons. In the following century, the French Riviera was preferred by the European royal families includng the Russian and the British kings and queens and members of the aristocracy.
In the Twentieth century it became into a more Bohemian resort and it was frequented by artists including Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse, and Somerset Maugham. Nowadays, many celebrities own homes in this resort. As well, in the last twenty years it has consolidated as an upscale international vacation resort and has developed its infrastructure to receive cruises and yachts, and statistics show that 50% of yacht owners prefer to visit this region and do it at least once in their lifetime. All in all, this travel souvenir makes a great addition to your French collection.