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Thinking of visiting Nice, France?
Nice is a nice place to visit. There are plenty of things to see and do here: sea, sun, history, art, music…
Carnival Music and Gourds in Nice, France
Every year, the Nice carnival has a different theme, but music is always important…
Who wants to be a Bank Robber?
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
French Jazz Fans outsmart Hitler
French jazz developed under some interesting circumstances during the Nazi Occupation of World War II….
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….
French Expressions Pop Up in the Park
Some animal and plant related French sayings illustrated with photos from a day in the park….
Celebrating the Gourd in Nice, France
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?…
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.
Nice, France: Her Relationship with Italy and How She Became French
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”
A River runs through it – well under it Anyway
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
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
Liberated, Proud and Glorious
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.
Bay of Angels in Nice, France: Two Legends and a Fish Story
The Baie des Anges (Bay of Angels) on the French Riviera has a romantic name, but where did it come from? These three stories give us some clues…
The English Promenade in Nice, France
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
Finding the Castle is a Walk in the Park
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
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
Socca – A Niçois Superfood
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 Victoria in Nice
Queen Victoria spent her winters on the French Riviera. While there, she could let her hair down and relax, often touring around in a little donkey cart.
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
May, a Month of Holidays and Festivals in Nice, France
< The month of May can be a frustrating time to be in France. There are 5 public holidays, which makes it difficult to conduct
Happy May Day! Give a Flower to Someone You Love
May 1st is a public holiday in France. It’s called La Fête du Travail, and it’s the equivalent of the US Labor Day. But it’s
Catherine Ségurane: Niçoise Laundress Saves the Day
A 16th century Niçoise laundress chased away the Turkish army and saved the city of Nice, France…
Renting a French Apartment
The Cours Saleya market proved to be the perfect place to go to forget about the stress of trying to rent an apartment here in
British Cannon Fire over the City of Nice
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.