This is the official capital of the French Riviera and hiring a car in Nice opens up this whole, magnificent part of France to visitors. Like so many cities in the country, it's divided into old and new towns with the former being by far the most interesting to explore. It's a densely packed area with narrow, winding streets and alleys which eventually gives way to the wide and open bay that has done so much to earn the city the epithet “Nice La Belle.” A local delicacy is the socca. This is a pancake made with chickpea flour and which comes with a variety of meat and vegetarian toppings.