A historic walking tour of the Old Town of Nice, France…
Category: NICE Art/Architecture
Quirky Old Nice, France
A photo essay of the Old Town, the oldest and most colorful part of Nice.
The Virgin Project of Nice, France
Did you know that the city of Nice, almost had a giant Virgin statue on the hilltop?…
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5 Riviera Cocteau Treasures
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.
Mosaics on the Hill
Have a look around the “Colline du Chateau” overlooking Nice, France, and you can find some spectacular mosaics…
Homer’s Odyssey in 13 Easy Steps
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
A Home without a Gourd is like an Empty Nest
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.”
The Ephrussis: Dog Weddings, Duels, and Stalin?
Beatrice Ephrussi de Rothschild loved her animals, but did she really host a formal wedding for her dog?
The Artist who came to Dinner and never Left
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….
Blockhead Building gets a Thumbs Up
Normally I’m not a fan of modern architecture. but there are a few modern structures that I really appreciate and one of them is in Nice, France….
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?…
Three Russian Tsarinas Leave Their Mark on Nice, France
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.
Art in the City: The Tramway in Nice, France
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
A Greek God Just Can’t Get Any Respect in Nice, France
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
The Old Town Knows How to Keep its Cool
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