Visit Isle sur la Sorgue Brocante
Ginger and NutmegInspireShopping & Gifts

Visit Isle sur la Sorgue for a Touch of Venice in Provence

Most people (read tourists) go to l’Isle sur la Sorgue for one of two reasons: The Sunday market – one of the largest in the region The 300+ antique stores and dealers Very few would go because they were expecting Venice in Provence. Ginger and Nutmeg had only visited for the …

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Promenade des Anglais Nice
Chiara OrlandiExploreProvencal History & Traditions

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 the uninterrupted path gives a sense of freedom and space that is found nowhere else. …

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Provence Spring flowers along roadways
ExploreJulie Whitmarsh

It’s Nice to be Back in Provence and Spring has Arrived!

Contributor blog post by Vaucluse Dreamer: Spring is in the air in Provence: Once again we have flung open the shutters on the house, switched the hot water on, filled the fridge & checked the tyres on the bikes. Over the last year (and it really is nearly a year since …

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Traditional Foods Favorites Nice
Restaurant RecommendationsTasteViktorija Todorovska

Exploring Food Favorites in Old Town Nice

For years, I came to Nice every chance I got. It wasn’t just for its luminescence, warm sunshine and beautiful landscape. It was her flavors: delectable, often surprising, and always memorable. And the people who made my favorite dishes: full of soul and personality, their passion infusing every bite. Now …

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Promenade des Anglais Nice Art Sculptures
ExploreRebecca Whitlocke

An Artist’s Journey in Nice a Guest Blog

Contributor blog post by Access Riviera: Today’s guest blog is from Erick Sabelskjold, the Managing Director of a Nice-based fine art agency, Sabelskjold Art Agency. I would like to thank and acknowledge Erick’s input in writing this blog article and sharing some of his favorite places to enjoy art in Nice …

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Nice Baie des Anges French Riviera
ExploreUncategorizedViktorija TodorovskaVillages Towns and Cities

Why I love Nice and Why You Should Visit

Nestled in the heart of the French Riviera, gazing onto the azure Mediterranean, Nice is all luminous sunshine and heart-warming light. Underneath that beautiful exterior lie the things I adore about this town, the reasons I moved here. Food: those who have met know I tirelessly explore the foods of …

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Chiara OrlandiTaste

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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Cat Cafe in Nice @Margo_Lestz
Margo LestzRestaurant RecommendationsTaste

La Ronronnerie A Cat Café in Nice and Why Cats Purr

Contributor blog post by Margo Lestz: Have you heard of cat cafés? No, they are not where cats go to have their morning coffee and read the newspaper. They are for us humans, and they are pretty much like any other café… except there are cats roaming around. Normally, you …

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Nice Old Town Cote d'Azur
ExploreWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Nice in the winter – Experience Nice a new way

Traditionally the French Riviera, and Nice in particular, was a winter resort. It served as a destination for the upper echelons to escape harsh northern winters amongst their own. Today Nice in the winter is a largely local affair – which means less hustle, bustle and fewer crowds to contend …

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Hotel Negresco #Nice06 #FrenchRiviera @ChiaraOrlandi @ToursofNice
Chiara OrlandiHotels Provence & Cote d'AzurStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

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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