French City Of Nice Wins UNESCO World Heritage Status
Muhammad Irfan 2 months ago Tue 27th July 2021 | 07:53 PM
The United Nation's cultural organisation said on Tuesday that it had added the French Mediterranean city of Nice to its world heritage list
Nice, France, (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 27th Jul, 2021 ) :The United Nation's cultural organisation said on Tuesday that it had added the French Mediterranean city of Nice to its world heritage list.
UNESCO made the announcement in a tweet calling Nice, famous for its mild climate, the "Winter resort town of the Riviera".
"The history of Nice, which is at the same time deeply rooted and open, Mediterranean and Alpine, European and cosmopolitan, has produced an architecture and a landscape that are unique, a model for many other cities in the world," Nice's mayor Christian Estrosi said in reaction to the announcement.
Nicknamed "Nice the Beautiful", the city attracted European aristocracy from the 18th century, starting with British royalty who had the seafront "Promenade des Anglais" ("Promenade of the English") named after them.
Painters including Marc Chagall and Henri Matisse also stayed there, as did writers Anton Chekhov and Friedrich Nietzsche.
Eighty-six people, including 15 children, were killed in the attack for which the Islamic State claimed responsibility.
The sought-after distinction brings intangible benefits, but also often boosts tourism, and can help secure funding for the preservation of sites.