Sitting on the Mediterranean coast of France in the Côte d'Azur is the city of Nice. The city was founded around 350BC by Greeks from Marseille and is part of the Alpes-Maritimes department of the country, as it was not signed over to France until 1860. Hire a car from Nice Railway Station and you can tour the city's century old town, where you'll see the Baroque, gold clad, Nice Cathedral and the 17th century aristocratic Lascaris Palace, home to an eye-catching selection of exhibitions, including Aubusson tapestries. Visit Cours Saleya, a food and flower market offering a flavour of the district's culture.