Explore Nice and Beyond a Paul Shawcross App
Paul Shawcross is an Economics major who turned his sights to travel, photography and writing in the 1990s. He has written many freelance articles for Francophile publications. His experience led Michelin to knock on his door for help writing and revising their Green Guides – for a long list of regions in France.
However, as we all know the world of print and certainly printed guidebooks is rapidly changing. Paul has embraced travel technology with guidebook-style smart phone apps Dordogne Explorations, Provencal Roaming and his latest Nice’s Best: Travel Guide.
I asked Paul about his favourite place beyond…Nice.
“Nice and Beyond, the idea was to create an app, which did what few guidebooks on the area do by creating a resource that included both the City and its incredible hinterland. The Mercantour National Park, which forms a large part of the ‘back country’, is just over an hour’s drive away from the coast – the contrast with the busy Côte d’Azur could not be more marked. You can go for miles and not see any humans, although if you go high enough into the mountains you might see the wolves, which have come in from Italy. Failing this, sightings of these fabled beasts are guaranteed at the Alpha Loup Park above St-Martin-Vésubie. From via ferrata to mountain walking and skiing, it is all available here.”
You can find Nice’s Best on iTunes and on Google Play.
Image Credits: All photos provided by and published with permission of Paul Shawcross