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Train Travel TGV Avignon to Nice on the Fast One

TGV Service Fast Train to Nice I’ve just returned on a TGV train to Avignon after spending 24 hours in Nice. The quick trip on the fast train to Nice was planned with Patricia Sands and Nancy McGee to finalize our plans for the Memories Tour in September. The train …

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Socca Pizza Inspired by the Cuisine of Nice, France

Socca is a traditional Niçoise street food made with chickpea flour and cooked in a very hot cast iron pan. Not quite a pancake, not exactly a crepe, socca is socca. If you love socca it is one of those flavours that will transport you back to the French Riviera

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottExploreVillages Towns and Cities

Destination Antibes and Nice: Three Nights on the Côte d’Azur

Dorothy, you’re not in Kansas Provence anymore. Getting out of the car in Antibes, I encountered a touch of humidity and crowds in the streets. Cliché perhaps, but I had driven just over two (2) hours to the Côte d’Azur. This town was a different part of Provence than the one …

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Here are the Typical Dishes to Eat in Nice, France

If your holiday plans include a visit to Nice, France, I’m sure you’ll want to try some of the local specialties. Niçoise food is simple, Mediterranean fare based on fresh ingredients and lots of fish. One old Niçois saying says: “Fish are born in water, but they die in oil.” …

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The Cote d’Azur is Riot of Colour at Carnaval de Nice

In February, there is an explosion of colour along the Cote D’Azur when the hillsides are fringed with yellow from the bright flowers of the Mimosa trees and the citrus fruits glow orange and yellow against the dark green leaves– it’s as if the plants are reminding us of the …

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Visit the Musée National du Sport in Nice for Family Activities on the French Riviera

The Musée National du Sport is an excellent place to go for families visiting or living on the French Riviera. Located at the Allianz Riviera stadium in Nice, it is the only national museum in France dedicated to sports. What is on display at the Musée National du Sport? The …

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Nissa la Bella – Paul Shawcross favourite places in beautiful Nice

Must-See Nice Fabulous Nice lies along the shores of Baie des Anges at the eastern end of Provence, on what English speakers call the French Riviera but which the French know as the Côte d’Azur.  The English aristocracy discovered its delights during the early Victorian era but the secret eventually …

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Here are 4 Reasons to Visit Nice, France

When I did my equivalent of the Grand Tour of Europe (minus the stately balls) in my 20s, Nice was the place we landed after an exhausting whirlwind of cities and train rides. Broke and fatigued, my then-boyfriend and I decided to spend a few extra days recuperating by the …

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Restaurant RecommendationsTasteViktorija Todorovska

A Foodie’s New Favorites Restaurants in Nice

Living in Nice allows me to re-visit my old restaurant favorites, which I still love, but also discover new interesting eateries, some traditional, others of other persuasions. Here are my top picks for good affordable food in Nice: A Buteghinna: Perched on the edge of Vieux Nice, this weekday lunch …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottHotels Provence & Cote d'AzurStay: Accommodation & Rentals in Provence

Luxurious Le Petit Nice Celebrates a Century of Gastronomy in Marseille

Distracted by Marseille’s traffic, we almost missed the sign indicating a sharp right turn towards Le Petit Nice. Once you make that turn, you are committed. Of course, you WANT to be at this 16-room boutique hotel and eat at the Michelin three-star restaurant, but the narrow entryway is not designed …

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