It is a sad fact of life that Nice is very under-rated. The other day I accidentally overheard a Cannes taxi-man discussing with some American tourists what was worth seeing on the French Riviera: “Monaco is an absolute must, and Cannes' is magnifique, but I wouldn't bother with Nice as there's not much to see there apart from the market - and there's one just as good here in Cannes.” Only my very British reserve prevented me from clobbering him and stepping in to dismiss his utter nonsense. Mind you, it's a fair old trot from Cannes to Monaco so he was probably counting the Euros that would fall into his lap with the cost of that journey . . .