What's not to love about Nice? The city lies in an exceptional location, exuding the natural beauty of the Mediterranean which, for decades now, has attracted not only those in search of rest and relaxation found on its beaches and old-world opulence, but also those looking for the excitement of its real-city grit and vibrant nightlife. Nice, however, has not only been a wildly popular tourist destination, but has also served as creative inspiration for many renowned twentieth-century artists like Marc Chagall, Henri Mattise, and Niki de Saint Phalle, who sought its soft light and mild climates. Now, it seems, pipe maker Butz-Choquin has fallen victim to its charms, offering up a sophisticated-yet-simple, straight Billiard, presented in smooth French form. The finish is especially captivating, the light, be-speckled rustication bringing to mind the traces of eon worn Roman ruins found all along the French countryside.