The French Riviera has been a winter retreat for the British, a playground for the playboys, and more recently for the middle-class visitor from hither and yon. It's nice to be in Nice, the center of the Rivera where many streets have English names, thanks to the British who began their sojourning in the middle of the nineteenth century. The Cote d'Azur has a series of art museums and fine restaurants. The term Nicoise applied to a dish means fresh vegetables, tuna and anchovies, named for the people of Nice. Bouillabaisse, the spicy fish stew, originated here, and farther west in Marseille, Provencal cookery emphasizes onions, garlic, tomatoes, and olive oil.
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Fruits, vegetables and herbs can be had in colorful open markets. Shops generally close for two hours at midday, reopening for several hours until early evening. Cannes is known for its annual film festival. Men enjoy ogling the topless bathing beauties while the ladies pour over four blocks of chic beachfront shops. In Nice the Hotel de Paris and the Negresco rank among the world's best.
History of France: That if any action or suit shall be commenced, either France Subway Map in Great Britain or Country, against any person or persons, for any thing done in pursuance France Subway Map of this act of parliament, the defendant or defendants, in such action or suit, may plead the general issue, and give the said act, and the special matter, in evidence, at any trial to be had thereupon, and that the same was done in pursuance and by the authority of this act: and if it shall appear so to have been done, the jury shall find for the defendant or defendants; and if the plaintiff shall be nonsuited, or discontinue his action, after the defendant or defendants shall have appeared: or if judgment shall be given upon any verdict or demurrer, against the plaintiff, the defendant or defendants shall recover treble costs, and have the like remedy for the same, as defendants have in other cases by law. Source: Danby Pickering, Statutes at Large from 1225 to 1867 Cambridge, UK: Printed by Benthem, for C. Bathhurst, 17621869. Slave Petition to the Governor, Council, and House of Representatives of the Province of Massachusetts 1774 Influenced by the rhetoric and actions of Country patriots beginning their struggle for freedom from the British Crown, a number of slaves particularly those in the urban areas of the North began to petition for their freedom. This 1774 petition, submitted by Massachusetts slaves to officials of the colony, reflects some of the language and sentiments of other patriots at the time. 25 May 1774 The Petition of a Grate Number of Blackes of this Province who by divine permission are held in a state of Slavery within the bowels of a free and christian Country Humbly Shewing.