Destination Nice French Riviera is one of the reasons we love Nice
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

10 Reasons We Love Nice, France

Nice is a fascinating city on the beautiful French Riviera. Annexed to France from Italy in 1860, you can feel the French and Italian cultures combined, creating a unique local lifestyle. There are many reasons we love Nice, and here are our top ten. Fabulous Food One of the reasons …

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Socca Delicious Specialty Nice S
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottProvencal RecipesTaste

Cuisine Nissarde Savoury and Sweet Recipes from Nice

Museums dedicated to the works of Henri Matisse and Marc Chagall, a dynamic old town centre, shopping, and music are some of the many reasons to visit Nice. The largest city on the French Riviera with the shimmering Baie des Anges and famous beaches, the capital of the Alpes-Maritimes department …

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Beautiful Historical Avignon Opera House
ExploreOur House in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

Beautiful Historical Avignon a Nice Place for a Walk

We went to Avignon so Shirley could shop, so I took the opportunity to walk around and see what was new or different after our long absence. One of the first things I noticed, this was the first time in a long time that the Opera – Theater of Avignon …

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Socca Delicious Specialty Nice Movie
Keith Van SickleTaste

Discover Socca, the Delicious Specialty of Nice

“The culture of Nice is based on three things: the sea, soccer, and socca.” – Steeve Bernardo, owner of Chez Pipo, founded in 1923 In a city famous for dishes like pan bagnat and ratatouille, socca holds a special place in the hearts of the Niçois. A thin, deliciously crispy …

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Nice's Cathedral Russian France
InspireKeith Van SickleProvencal History & Traditions

Nice’s Cathedral the Most Russian Spot in France

There are so many fun things to do in Nice—you can walk along the Promenade des Anglais, enjoy the view from one of those famous blue chairs, and dig into a salade niçoise at a café in the Old Town. Now here’s one to add to your list: visit the …

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Cours Saleya market Nice
Lunchtime MealsProvencal RecipesTaste

Tourte de Blette Salée a Recipe from Les Petits Farcis in Nice

Tourte de Blette Salée is a wonderfully light yet hearty dish that can be served any time of year and comes from our friends at Les Petits Farcis cooking school in the Old Town of Nice. Imagine yourself learning to cook traditional Nicoise cuisine in a historic part of the …

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Pan Bagnat French Sandwich
Lunchtime MealsProvencal RecipesTasha PowellTaste

Pan Bagnat a French Sandwich Treat from Nice

I remember the first time I experienced a Pan Bagnat – I was a student in France and had taken my first trip to Nice. My first bite stayed with me from that moment  – partly because I love all the fresh spring-summer ingredients which paired perfectly with tuna and the magnificent French round crusty loaf

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Viktorija Todorovska Provence lavender
Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreLiving in ProvenceVillages Towns and Cities

My Best of Nice Living on the Côte d’Azur

Viktorija Todorovska is multi-lingual (Croatian, English, French, German, Italian, Macedonian, and Serbian) and multi-talented (chef, sommelier, Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET) instructor, and published author). She has a Masters in Teaching as a Second Language and a Ph.D. in Linguistics and Rhetoric from Arizona State University. In 2016, Todorovska …

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Fete du Citron Menton
InspireJulie WhitmarshWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

February Fun on the Cote D’Azur Nice Carnaval and Fête du Citron

Nice Carnaval In February 2018, for the first time, we found ourselves at Nice Carnaval – it probably sounds really awful, but we hadn’t really planned to go, only noticing it was on whilst we were planning a trip to the Fête du Citron at Menton for our wedding anniversary …

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Walking Tour Old Nice Matisse-house
ExploreMargo LestzVillages Towns and Cities

A Walking Tour Old Town Nice

By Margo Lestz: While in Nice, I decided to put together a little walking tour of the Old Town (Vieux Nice). It’s a route that you can follow to see most of the historic sites (with lots of shops and restaurants along the way). Vieux Nice on Foot Nice’s Old …

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