15 av. Malaussena, Nice, French Riviera - Cote d'Azur, 06000, France
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Oh I do like to walk along the prom prom prom ....
South of France
How many days are needed to travel between Nice, Cannes, St.Tropez and Monaco-Monte Carlo?? 5 days plenty? Thinking about stopping at these places before continuing our journey to greece...any suggestions??
Re: South of France
You'll need about 1 day per town to visit, and although Cannes, Nice and Monaco are all 30min away from each other, St Tropez is a lot further away. I don't know much about St Tropez except for Nikki Beach (which is fantastic) but in Cannes there are some nice private beaches and Clubs, the islands of Lerins in front are nice and you can go there for the day by boat (10min ride), Nice has a nice old town and fort ruins on the rock, and Monaco although small, has nice restaurants, and you must see the Palace, the Casino, the Jardin Exotique with it's cave and the Oceanographic museum.
Hope it helps!
Re: South of France
I don't really 'get' the question. If I was in a car I could travel from St.Trop to Monte Carlo in about 2 to 3 hours. Of course this would not involve stopping and dependent on the time and day. So in fact the distances involved are not too great. The largest distance between two of those places is from St.Trop to Cannes and is about 85 kms or say 50 miles.
Is your question about how long you should plan to stay in the Riviera? Depends on your other plans and budget. It would be possible to 'do' each place in 4 hours meaning you can cut down your overall time. But you could spend one night in each also. But I don't think you want that. Nice & Monte Carlo/Monaco are close. Hit St.Trop first then decide? You can go from St.Trop via Cannes to Nice area. Inland from Nice is really nice - plenty of super Provencale villages and frankly if you find one you like I would skip going to Greece.
Travel Tips for Nice
Nice - History (cont)
Later during Rome-gallic wars the Roman settlement - Simeiz was established there. In Middle Ages well-being of Nice was based on trading ways from Provence to Italian ports. Some time Nice was in a sphere of influence of Genoa. However by 1230 Nice passed to Provence. Then Provence and Naples were operated by Anju columns.
Then Savoy governors - Amadey VII have taken hold of coast, having taken advantage of contradictions between Provence and Naples. Within two centuries there was a war between Savoy and France for possession this district. In 1631 epidemic of a plague has completely become the city deserted.
Walk in the old part of Nice...
Walk in the old part of Nice (vieux-Nice), le Cours Saleya (open market) and head to the Château. SCHEDULE: FLOWER MARKET (Cours Saleya)
Listed by the Conseil National des Arts Culinaires (national Council for culinary arts) among the exceptional markets of France. Open every day from 6 A.M. to 5.30 P.M., except on Mondays, Sunday afternoons and public holidays.
SECOND-HAND MARKET (Cours Saleya)
Mondays from 7.30 A.M. to 6 P.M. except the days before feasts. From the Old-Nice to the Port Quarter, second-hand and antique dealers are awaiting all treasure hunt amateurs.
NIGHT CRAFTS MARKET AND PAINTING EXHIBITIONS (Cours Saleya)
Summer evenings from 6 to midnight.
OTHERS: THE SEGURANE VILLAGE ( Rue C. Ségurane, Rue E. Philibert, Rue de Foresta, Rue A. Gautier), is open from 10 A.M. to midday and from 3 to 6.30 P.M.
THE FLEA MARKET (Quai Lunel, port of Nice), open Tuesdays to Saturdays from 10 AM to 6 PM.
SECOND-HAND AND ANCIENT BOOKS MARKET (Place du Palais de Justice)
the first and third Saturday of each month from 8 AM to 6 PM.
PAINTINGS AND ART CRAFTMEN(Place du Palais de Justice)
the second Saturday of each month from 8 AM to 6 PM
OLD POSTCARDS MARKET (Place du Palais de Justice)
the fourth Saturday of each month from 8 AM to 6 PM.
FISH MARKET (Place St François)
every day, except on Mondays from 6 AM to 1 PM. A nice restaurant with local cuisine (not in Cours Saleya)
Sun protection and special beach items
The Cote d'Azur is of course famous for it's micro climat of warm winters and warm summers. Still, sunshine can be very bright, therefore bring sunglasses or a head (cap). As you are in France, make sure it's fashionate (-: For the long beach allong Baie des Anglais one needs slippers of some kind. The beach has some artificial sand spots (for children to play in), but consists of smal rounded boulders. Besides often heated by the sun, definately not comfortable to walk on barefoot.
Villa Kérylos in...
Villa Kérylos in Beaulieu-sur-Mer
Villa Kérylos, built between 1902 and 1908 by the archaeologist Théodore Reinach, is a reconstruction of a classical Greek palace, modeled on the ruined 1st and 2nd century C.E. villas of Delos.
Because the idea sounded Disney-tacky, I avoided checking it out for a long time. I was wrong. The interior is stunning, understated and as best I could tell, historically accurate.
I haven't been able to find out much about M. Reinach (or Herr Reinach - I don't even know if he was French or German) other than the fact that he threw notorious parties in his villa. He seems to have been in the great tradition of artistic gentlemen from the north who went gaga when they discovered the Mediterranean: Somerset Maugham, Norman Douglas, Joachim Wincklemann, Lord Byron. Sort of a Baron Corvo only with a lot of money.
Alternative to the Flower Market
An alternative to the Flower Market for all your fruit and vegetable needs is the morning street market in the Malussena, as the Avenue Jean Medicin heads north under the road and rail bridge near the Station. Like grapes that actually taste like grapes - picked fresh from Italy, or clementines fresh from Corsica? Kaki fruit, figs, whatever is seasonal. You will taste the advantage of Frances colonial past - exotic fruits in from former French colonies around the world.
UPDATE! Tramworks have disturbed the Malusenna - Fruit and veg market displaced, I suspect further North Cheap but browse all the stalls - price and quality vary for no apparent reason from one stall to the next - part of the charm of French shopping
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