Nice Warnings and Dangers

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  • 1. Dangerous Areas

    Avoid walking in deserted streets, around the train station area (especially Rue de Belgique). Be warned that if you decide walking along Promenade des Anglais, chances are you'll be approached by a...

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  • 2. Stony beaches

    We live in California and we are used to sand on our beaches. Needless to say, the beach at Nice along the famous Promenade des Anglais was a shock the first time we saw it. There is no sand; it is...

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  • 3. Pickpockets

    Keep your valuables close and be alert for pickpockets. Be aware of any person who is bumping into you, coming up too close, wants to stop and talk to you. But although you should be alert, don't be...

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  • 4. Tourists

    Nice seemed like a great place to celebrate my 18th with my other two female friends....NOT. Don't get fooled by the overall exterior appearance of Nice. It's a beautiful and vibrant place to visit,...

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  • 5. Dog Droppings

    The Nicois love their little dogs. They cosset them, they dress them in coats in Winter, they walk them constantly, they pop them in shoulder bags on excursions, and those little dogs are very...

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  • 6. Being misunderstood

    A piece of advice, please learn a few words in French such as:"Désolé, je ne parle pas français" (I'm sorry, I don't speak French)"Parlez-vous anglais?" (Do you...

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  • 7. TAM buses in high season = mission impossible?

    If you want to save money and take those 1,50€ buses (such as n° 200 or n° 100) to visit other cities in the Riviera, make sure you have a lot of patience and...

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  • 8. The best is the enemy of the good

    The city has become one big construction site – place Masséna and the park nearby, Nice-Ville railway station, rue Suisse, the old Provençal station turned...

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  • 9. Allow time to queue for railway tickets

    TRAVEL UPDATE November 2011Gare SNCF Nice Ville is being "modernised" and the pictured line of ticket windows has been walled up; Purchase has been moved to the...

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  • 10. Check your restaurant bill!

    No wonder the French for the bill is "l'addition" - that refers to the addition of extra items you haven't had!. An innocent mistake? Perhaps, but this was the...

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  • 11. Fire

    This is not something you will find written about in general tourist guides, but ....see all those beautiful belle epoche buildings - see a fire escape on them?...

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  • 12. When do birds suddently appear...

    By the end of the day, if you look up in the sky you are going to see a lot of dark small things moving...these "things" are actually migratory birds searching...

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  • 13. AVoid Coco Beach Restaurant in Nice, France

    One of the most expensive fish restaurants in Nice just gave me the biggest diarrea. I have lived here for many years, speak French fluently and am no tourist...

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  • 14. (Very) small risk of snow

    In Winter 1929, seventy five years ago, it snowed on the Cote d'Azur. ("Zoot Alors! C'est incroyable! Toute le monde c'est blanc! ") That week you could...

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  • 15. The supermarket checkout

    You weren't in any hurry, were you?The French simply don't do retail. Despite its superb quality of life and nearly everything else, the supermarket checkout is...

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  • 16. Buskers

    Especially in Summer, afternoon or evening, wherever you sit in the cafes of the Cours Saleya, Palais de Justice square or the Zone Pietone, be prepared to be...

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  • 17. Beggars

    Begging is more commonplace than you might expect. Not aggressive or intrusive, nevertheless in the Centre of Nice expect to see people every 50 feet sat down...

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  • 18. When the Green Man says "cross", watch out!

    Crossing the road in France is not something to be undertaken lightly, First, "zebra crossings" confer no right of way for pedestrians as in some countries -...

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  • 19. Riviera Road Safety and two wheels

    The road traffic accident statistics say it all. In the first eight months of 2009, according to local daily Nice Matin, roads in the Cotes d'Azur and Alps...

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  • 20. Direction of Travel: Left, Left, and Left again.

    For two hundred and fifty years the French have been revolting. Still today, hardly a week goes by without some group somewhere coming out "en greve" (in...

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  • 21. Early flight? Good luck finding transportation.

    If you are staying at a hotel, you will probably not have this problem...but to all of those staying somewhere else good luck finding a taxi or private airport...

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  • 22. Parking, French style

    As a visitor you really don't need a car in Nice unless you plan to do a lot of touring. The bus services are fine, and your own two feet can do the rest....

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  • 23. Nice Cote d'Azur Airport Duty Free Scam

    In the perfume/cosmetics shop at Terminal 1 insist that the till operator show you exactly how much your bill total is before you blithely punch in your PIN -...

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  • 24. Strikes

    If you travel by rail and buy tickets before then be aware that in case of strikes you will be in trouble. In theory you can change time of departure but in...

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  • 25. Visible police presence

    I didn't know where to put this, so I chose this one. While walking around I noticed a large police presence both day and night. It made me feel better knowing...

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