Visit Nice Carnival Cote d'Azur
Lifestyle: Art & CulturePhoebe ThomasWhat's On Provence & Cote d'Azur

Carnival and Other Reasons to Visit Nice Anytime

Contributor blog post by Phoebe Thomas: With the Easter holiday just finished this post is Phoebe’s reflection on two lively events that attract many tourists every year – the festive Carnival celebrations in Nice and Trinidad and Tobago. The parade floats are one of many reasons to visit Nice and the French …

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Musée National du Sport Nice France French Riviera @AccessRiviera
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLocals Travel TipsRebecca Whitlocke

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

Contributor blog post by Access 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 sport. What is on display at the …

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Beautiful Nice Promenade des Anglais Paul Shawcross
Explore: Travel in ProvenceLocals Travel TipsPaul Shawcross

Nissa la Bella – Paul Shawcross writes about his favourite places in beautiful 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 got out …

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Carolyne Kauser-AbbottLiving in Provence

Food and Wine Discovery Life in Provence for Viktorija Todorovska

In 2016, Viktorija Todorovska and her partner relocated from Chicago to the French Riviera (Nice); to see if they could adjust to the lifestyle. In her case, there was probably no question that living near the azure waters of the Mediterranean would suit her soul. Born in Macedonia (it was …

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Azure Waters Mediterranean @Uxplorer
Explore: Travel in ProvenceThe Unexplorer

In the Azure Waters of the Mediterranean

Contributor blog post by Susan Guillory: Eighteen years ago, I was a 22-year-old exploring Europe with her boyfriend. We crashed in Nice, exhausted by our whirlwind first week of touring London, Paris, and Amsterdam. This was before I understood slow travel. We stayed extra days in Nice because it was such …

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Visit Nice France Beach View
Explore: Travel in ProvenceThe Unexplorer

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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6 Nice Travel Tips @unxplorer
Explore: Travel in ProvenceThe Unexplorer

Travel Tips: 6 Things You Didn’t Know About Nice, France

Contributor blog post by Susan Guillory: Eighteen years ago, when I was but a wee lass in college having her first tour of Europe, I and my then-boyfriend landed in Nice. We visited no museums. We had little money. And yet, the memories of those few days have stayed with me …

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Restaurants Nice Restaurant Picks Nice Salad Nicoise
Restaurant Recommendations in ProvenceTaste: Food & DrinkViktorija 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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Penitents Chapels Nice Saint Sepulcre
Chiara OrlandiExplore: Travel in ProvenceProvencal History & Traditions

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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Côte d'Azur Shopping Fragonard Store Eze Village
Lifestyle: Art & CultureMary Kay SealesShopping & Gifts from the South of France

Côte d’Azur Shopping to Get Me Through The Winter Blues Back Home

I have the incredible luxury of spending time in France every summer. Starting in 2000, when my daughter was still in junior high, my husband and I made it our priority to travel to France every year (rather than remodel the kitchen or build a new deck). We loved Paris, …

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