Penitents Chapels Nice Saint Sepulcre
Chiara OrlandiExploreProvencal History

Exploring the Four Chapels of the Penitents in Nice

The Penitents refers to a Christian movement dating back to the 4th century. During this time, those who confessed a grave sin were assigned a penance, a means by which your sin could be forgiven. This penance, assigned by a Bishop, could assume the form of repairing a church, helping the poor …

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Promenade des Anglais Nice
Chiara OrlandiExploreProvencal History

Learn the History Behind Nice’s Promenade des Anglais

Iconic Promenade des Anglais The celebrated 7 kilometre coastal boulevard between the sea and palm trees offers superb views of the Bay of Nice and gives the city its unique identity. The openness and long span of uninterrupted path gives a sense of freedom and space that is found nowhere else. …

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Chiara OrlandiRegional Foodie TreatsTaste

Try this Sweet Treat from Nice: La Tourte aux Blette Sucrée

During my walking tours of Nice, I like to introduce visitors to local specialties. For this purpose, I often offer them a taste of a signature dish from Nice: “La tourte aux blette” (Swiss chard pie). There are two types of this delicious tart, one sweet and one savoury. The …

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Hotel Negresco #Nice06 #FrenchRiviera @ChiaraOrlandi @ToursofNice
Chiara OrlandiHotelsStay

The Fascinating Story of the Hotel Negresco in Nice

For over a century the striking Hotel Negresco has been the favourite holiday destination for celebrities, royalty, millionaires, and politicians. This magnificent belle-époque building, instantly recognizable by its pink domed roof, stands proudly on the promenade des Anglais in Nice. The hotel celebrated its centennial in 2013. Five centuries of …

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Blue Chairs in Nice #Nice06 #FrenchRiviera @ToursofNice
Chiara OrlandiExploreProvencal History

The Blue Chair: Symbol of Nice

Like theTour Eiffel of Paris or the Big Ben of London, La chaise bleue has long been considered the symbol of Nice. The iconic chairs, as blue as the rippling Bay of Angels they overlook, are wedged in rows of 20 along the famous Promenade des Anglais. While in winter …

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