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A "Nice" trip for you!

“Nice” The French Riviera

The azure blues and greens of the Mediterranean Sea are a sight you can be sure to see every day in the south of France. So why would you ever want to leave? The sun warms your shoulders and the sea breeze cools them off, a musical duet. In fact, it’s probably best that you head on over to Nice next (As if you could go to the south without going to Nice!) it’s time to see what’s going on in this famous French Riviera town.

First stop: the bay of Villefranche-sur-Mer! The Plage des Marinières has the soft sand and endless vast blue you dream of on the Riviera, plus it’s easy to reach along the train. A desirable combination of the city and beach, the Villefranche-sur-Mer provides stunning views from every angle. This is just the beginning of the umbrella landscapes for you!

Additionally, there are several rocky beaches in Nice that’ll allow you to enjoy the water without worrying about the sand getting in your clothes and bags. This will give you the opportunity to go to visit prominent museums afterward such as the Palais Lascaris. Located in the old town, the museum houses collections of art and instruments, plus the premises itself is a work of art to admire.

While you are in the Vielle Ville (old town), a stroll will be well worth your time. The light jaune colored buildings and charm of the city perfectly capture your south of France dreams. This will inevitably lead you to a slightly more Russian excursion. The St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral’s vibrant colors and large cupolas are a remarkable piece of work that is free to visit.

The town of Nice has been continually graced by Hollywood from Woody Allen to Grace Kelly. There clearly must be something for every taste. Including a famous rat you might have met in Paris… that’s right, Ratatouille! The origins of the actual dish have nothing to with rats, thank god, however it was developed in Nice. One waft from that colorful dish, and you can’t help but dig in while enjoying the deep blue view. I guarantee you’ve never had this much fun with vegetables.

You might however feel the need to burn off the pain au chocolat you’ve been eating on the daily. No worries. The Promenade des Anglais is the boardwalk for you. Stretching for approximately 7 km (around 4 miles); it is a popular route for strolling, biking, and running with killer views. Stop and eat at any of the cafes and restaurants along the way, or roll through in your newly bought Provençal wear. Either way, you’re assured a lovely time.

Nice is attractive both near its sparkling sapphire waters and sauntering through the Vielle Ville!

So tell me, will you be headed to Nice soon?

Au Revoir,

Antoinette Desjardins


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