A historic walking tour of the Old Town of Nice, France…
Dear Readers, Thank you for your thoughts and prayers during the terrorist attack on Nice…
Nice is a nice place to visit. There are plenty of things to see and do here: sea, sun, history, art, music…
The artist, Jean Cocteau, spent his later years on the French Riviera, and the area still enjoys the beauty he left behind. There are five Cocteau sites between Nice and Menton just waiting to be discovered.
Explore the theme of the Nice Carnival and see how my new book is coming along.
Have a look around the “Colline du Chateau” overlooking Nice, France, and you can find some spectacular mosaics…
If it’s been a while since you’ve read the Greek classics (or if you just never got around to it) no worries! There’s no need
In Niçois tradition, the gourd brings good luck. There’s even an old proverb that says, “A home without a gourd is like an empty nest.”
Whew! I’ve just finished my second book! It’s called, Curious Histories of Nice, France and as you might have guessed from the title…
I’ve been working around the clock for the last several weeks finishing up my latest book about my adopted city. It’s called: Curious Histories of
Every year, the Nice carnival has a different theme, and this year it’s music…
Well, I think I’ve done it! No, I haven’t robbed a bank – I think I’ve finished my book! I still have to wait to
Beatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild loved her animals, but did she really host a formal wedding for her dog?
When I recently toured Santo Sospir, the villa decorated by Cocteau, the guide pointed to a fougasse (a local bread) painted on the wall and said it was a reference by Cocteau to the hands painted by his friend, Picasso. I didn’t really understand the link because the bread looked nothing like a hand to me….
What would you do if you invited someone to spend a week at your holiday home and he decided to redecorate it and then he decided to stay – indefinitely? Francine Weisweiller was thrilled….
In summer, it’s hard to find an open space on the beach, so It’s hard to imagine that up until the 1920s there were no summer tourists here, no open hotels….
Cours Saleya is the heart of Old Town Nice and it’s always pulsating with life. Striped awnings….
Some animal and plant related French sayings illustrated with photos from a day in the park….
Nice, France has a strong and proud culture all its own and the people work hard to keep their Niçois traditions alive….
The Statue of Liberty is one of the most recognised symbols of the United States. But did you know that Lady Liberty is an immigrant?…
If you can’t make it to Russia, how about a trip to Nice, France? It’s warmer and you can see a lovely Russian cathedral.
They say when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade. But what if you are a town on the French Riviera and life gives you extraordinarily delicious lemons?…
In Nice, France we are preparing for the carnival and that means another royal visit. Every year in February, a different king comes to town
Normally, I write about the city of Nice, but in this article, when I mention Nice, I am speaking of the historic “County of Nice”
Do you need to add a little sweetness to your life? I know just where to go for that. One of my favourite places
This weekend I went to the opening of the lovely new ribbon of a park that flows through Nice, France. It is called the “Promenade
A few years ago, I took a course that required me to get up early and catch a bus to another town. Sometimes I would
Last weekend, when we went for a walk after sunset, we were surprised to see ostriches strolling along the promenade. Well, they weren’t real ones.
How the Bay of Angels Got its Name Legend No. 1: Adam and Eve Many rich and famous tourists visit Nice every year, but according
The Promenade des Anglais, affectionately known as “the Prom”, is one of the most beautiful seaside boulevards to be found and lucky me, I live
The news from Nice is… it’s hot! The app on my phone says 28° Celsius (83° Fahrenheit), but I don’t believe it – it feels
When a powerful Greek deity arrives in Nice, he is ridiculed, humiliated, and banned from the city. If you visit Place Massena, in the very
What is this amazing food that has protected the city under siege, nourished the population during peacetime and inspired men to go to extraordinary lengths
Queen or Spice Girl? One evening while dining with a British friend and his teenage daughter, we were talking about the British influence in Nice.
Saturday we went to a crafts market in Old Nice. We were in an open plaza at midday and the sun was beating down on
< p class=”MsoNormal” style=”text-indent:0;”> The month of May can be a frustrating time to be in France. There are 5 public holidays, which makes it
A 16th century Niçoise laundress chased away the Turkish army and saved the city of Nice, France…
If you have ever visited Nice, France, you may have been startled by a very loud noon time boom. It occurs every day at precisely 12.00 and is a remnant from the Victorian times, when a British wife couldn’t remember to go home for lunch.