Nice is the largest city on the French Riviera. For many years, the city served as a sanctuary for Jews. In the past, the city at the foot of the Mediterranean Sea, had a large Jewish community and was considered a center of trade as well as a symbol of tolerance. Today, due to several anti-Semitic events, the difficult economic situation and assimilation, the Jewish community in Nice has significantly declined. Tourists arriving on the Riviera enjoy the narrow streets of the Old Town, small shops, restaurants, as well as spending time in the port.The city’s first synagogue built around 1418 is also a popular tourist destination. Local Jews pray at other active synagogues in the city. There are several kosher restaurants in Nice serving tasty and excellent Jewish traditional food.