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Small-Group Half-Day Trip to Nice from Monaco
"After complimentary pickup from your hotel in Monaco enjoy the drive along the spectacular Middle Corniche a road along the Mediterranean coast and enjoy a breathtaking panorama of Nice the largest city on the French Riviera. On arrival in the picture-perfect city of Nice walk past the Belle Epoque buildings at the famous Promenade des Anglais and climb up Castle Hill to see its beautiful gardens
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Private Tour: 4-Hour Sightseeing Tour in Nice
"Meet your guide at the previously arranged and time and start your private tour. First head to historic part of Nice Cimiez. This is not only a place for a winter holiday of Queen Victoria which is commemorated by a statue at the top of Boulevard de Cimiez it is also the site of the Roman city Cemile-num. In 2C there were at least 20000 Romans living here. Many vestiges of their city remain. With your guide you can walk around the Site Archeologique Gallo-Romain. You'll see magnificent Monastery Franciscan and and walk along the famous rose garden
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Private Tour: 4-Hour Sightseeing and Wine Tasting Tour in Nice
"Meet your guide at the previously arranged and time and start your private tour. Your guide will then take you to the Old Town of Nice. You will drive across the Promenade des Anglais this wide promenade facing south and flanking the sea along its entire length provides wonderful views of the Baie des Anges and a popular place for a lengthy stroll. The guide will show you the famous architectural buildings located on the Promenade des Anglais: Hotel Negresco the Massena Museum Mediterranean Palace and we will stop in front of the Old Town near the Apolonia monument on the Square Massena.Take a stroll through the old town with your guide. A visit begins on the Cours Saleya where are many small and cozy shops and restaur this elegant Baroque square is home to the famous flower and vegetable market. The tasting will begin at the oldest wine cellar Bianchi. You will be able to taste the best wines of Provence and the neighboring Italy
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Protesting

The French love protesting. The tradition goes back to the French Revolution - when the monarchy was overthrown and a lot of people had their heads separated from the rest of them.

If its American to sue, then its French to protest. "En greve, toujours en greve".Hardly a week goes by without a "greve" "(strike action) or a protest march. Everyone joins in, placards come out. The next day everything is back to normal.

The railways and buses are particularly prone to disruption by these one-day inactions, due to strong membership of the CGT - the communist trade union. Strange ten years on beyond the collapse of communism in the East the French variety goes blithely on as though nothing had happened. Red flags, clenched fist, Che Guevara T-shirts. Observers have said France is the only example in existence of a successful communist state.

You may think as a visitor this doesn't affect you, however be warned, it is not uncommon for transport to be disrupted - air traffic controllers are known to come out in sympathy with any greivance. During the recent national demonstrations against the "CPE" first job contract, students invaded an airport runway, and the police would do nothing to remove them, so bang went all the flights. Its a right to protest.

Mostly its the Left that do the protesting, though not always. American visitors of a sensitive disposition should be warned the French Left have very slightly anti-American leanings. Supporters of President Bush who stumble on such protests might want to avert their eyes.

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May 08, 2006

The common dress code

Walking around in Nice (and I haven't mentioned the beach yet), what better ways than to follow the locals and tourists in what to wear.

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Aug 21, 2003
 
 
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Promenade des Anglais

part two of my tips with more pictures. romenade De Anglais is the main Destination in Nice and this about 7 kilometer wide promenade is divided into a small bike path, a four land road and a large...
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Paloma Cantine

A unique atmosphere in the port of Nice, the Paloma Cantine oscillates between bistro chic canteen. Small card to control fresh, suggestions that vary according to the season , grilled fish . The wine...
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Notre Dame de Nice

We visited this beautiful church twice. First we viewed it at night when it was all lit up, then we re- visited it by day. The Basilica of Notre-Dame de Nice is a Roman Catholic basilica located on...
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Vieux Nice - Old Town

the old town of Nice is located along the south eastern part of the city and it stretches roughly from the Port of Nice and extends up to the Place Messena area and Prince Albert 1 gardens. there are...
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Place Massena

Place Messena is a large square that is bounded by the Jardin Albet 1 on the west side, the Promenade Du Paillon on the east side, the Fountain Du Soleil on the south Side and the Luxe Department...
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Cours Saleya

this will be my things to do tip, I will have a separate shopping tip for it. The Cours Saleya is the famous old Market of Nice and is actually four different markets in one of which the Marché aux...
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