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  • Vieux Nice - Old Town

    We came in the fall which is rainy season but not as expensive or crowded ... and the kids are back in school. This was one of our last stops on our European Brendon Tour and unfortunately the weather had its rainy moments. But we got some less rainy time to walk around and explore the shops and markets. They really try to keep this place clean .....

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  • Beach

    As you can Nice really does have a nice, or rather beautiful, beach! and it goes for miles....what a lovely view from this end of the beach looking over the main centre of town and the promenade that runs all the way down alongside called promenade des Anglais. Above or behind me is the cliff top park with excellent 360 degree views.

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  • Promenade des Anglais

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    Nice is home to a very long stretch of pebbly beach next to the sparkling blue waters of the Bay of Angels. A long walkway known as the Promenade des Anglais runs along the waterfront. In the second half of the eighteenth century, many wealthy English people began spending the winter in Nice, due to its mild climate. In 1820 when a there was a...

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  • Bocaccio

    4 out of 5 stars

    Have been here twice. Good food, waitstaff is friendly and professional. Food is fresh and tasty. Only one thing: the portions are huge, literary huge. I know it depends on how much a person eats and how hungry we are, but for me (who is little eater) and my husband (who eats normally to general standards) it was a lot. One main course for two of...

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  • Lou Pilha Leva

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    The original language of Nice is called Nissart and it is still used in parts of the Old Town. The roads signs in Old Nice are written twice, in French and Nissart - the Nissart looks a little bit like Italian - a reminder of when Nice was not part of France. Lou Pilha Leva is Nissart for The Take-away. Lou Pilha Leva is in the heart of the Old...

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  • Nissa Soca

    3.5 out of 5 stars

    My girlfriend and I ate at Nissa Socca one evening during our visit to Nice in May 2009. This local speciality restaurant is located on the narrow Rue de Sainte-Reparate in Vieux Nice, just a few metres from the Cours Saleya marketplace. There are a dozen or so small tables located out front on the street, and every night when we passed by it was...

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Nice Nightlife

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  • Concert venue

    Despite living in Nice for the past decade, I've never gotten a chance to go to a concert inside Palais Nikaia. This venue can hold up to 9,000 people depending on the event.If you want to get a nice spot, please arrive early. I arrived a little bit past 8 PM (the main attraction started playing at 9 PM) and the place was already almost full. I'm...

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  • A Night to remember

    So my friends and I were visiting Nice for a couple days, and we were looking for a place for lunch. We were walking around a very touristic area named "Zone pietonne", which is basically a pedestrian area full of really nice shops and restaurant. Now, the problem with touristic areas on the French Riviera is that all they give you to eat are...

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  • Metal / Rock bar

    Metal / rock bar that holds metal nights, goth parties, band promotion evenings.The atmosphere is dark and gloomy, very sophisticated. The posters on the wall change with the theme of each night.The bar is divided into two rooms. Some tables are situated in alcoves and can accommodate several party-goers (8 or 10 people together - you also have...

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Nice Transportation

  • AIRPORT TO NICE CENTER

    BUS LINE: 23 - Saint MauriceDeparts from: On the main busy avenue, outside Terminal 1 (watch out for the pickpockets as this is one of their fave lines). THIS IS NOT RECOMMENDED FOR THOSE WITH A LOT OF LUGGAGE AS THE DRIVER MAY REFUSE YOU.RATES SOLO Voyage (One-way single trip): 1,50 Euro (cash only: exact change or smaller Euro bills only)Total...

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  • Regional Buses

    Buses to and from major towns in and around Nice, like Cannes, Eze and Monaco, can be reached very cheaply by bus. Even though all destinations are outside Nice's municipal transport region (so you can't use your Lignes d'Azur tickets) they all use the same tariff - 1.50 euros. Just buy a separate ticket from the driver when you get on.But be...

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  • Public Transport

    Apart from the brand new tram line that runs from north of the station to, and along, the old town, the city of Nice has a transport system made up mostly of buses. Tickets are 1.50 for a ride, and can be bought from the bus driver or at machines in each tram stop. You will find Lignes d'Azur offices all around the city, including one opposite the...

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Nice Shopping

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  • Galeries Lafayette

    The famous Galeries Fayayette but seems things are less expensive thant GL in Paris. You will find almost everything for gifts and your own use. women and men clothes. Gifts As much as you can afford but things are not too cheap but not too expensive, either.

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  • Flower Market

    Tempting bundles of beautifully displayed flowers greeted us outside shops along the Coeurs Saleya--such vivid colors! We passed by on our way to the Promenade, stopping often to sniff in appreciation at all the delightful scents around us. It seemed that each small town or city we visited in France contained a flower shop or stand somewhere in...

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  • Global Blue

    Not that I do shopping wholesale, in fact, I seldom arrive at the minimum 175 euros. This time, however, I bought a couple of presents for my relatives in the Molinard outlet in Nice – very convenient, it’s on the way to the beach, behind Apollo and next to the newly-constructed parking-lot.When I came to the airport, the customs officer directed...

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Nice Local Customs

  • Local Food

    If you like pancakes, crêpes, you HAVE TO EAT SOCCA (Note: this is salty). Socca is a sort of pancake made from chick-pea flour and on a large round (50-70 cm diameter) copper "pie tin" (plaque) and cooked in a very hot wood-fired oven for about six minutes, until the top is golden. The copper is important for spreading the heat evenly. Note: You...

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  • Local Music

    This musician has become part and parcel of Nice and its Massena square, always draped in a cloak, with a Venetian mask covering his face, his guitar filling the night with quiet musique, a good interaction with the classic architcture. I was really worried to hear last year amplified hip-hop, heavy metal / hard rock, and what not instead of the...

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  • Siesta

    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...

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Nice Warnings and Dangers

  • 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 covered with pebbles and stones. The location is great and the weather usually cooperates but if you choose the beach here, take sturdy beach shoes (not...

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  • Dangerous Areas

    Nice has got a bit of a reputation for pickpockets and seedy characters, but I found the city a very relaxing place to walk about in at day or night. Even the station area was clean and secure, with a lot of police about. There were a few seedy characters in the streets around the station, and by the Gare Thiers tram stop near the station, but they...

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  • Pickpockets

    last week wallet got stolen while going in a bus from terminal 1 to terminal 2 at Nice airport prior to departure, a place it was least expected. I was checking my boarding pass and the pick pocket took the opportunity to steal the wallet in a fraction of a time. It seems that that the law enforcement is aware of this situation but there are...

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Nice Tourist Traps

  • Avoid Firefly/Advantage car rental at...

    This company will charge you at maximum price for a full tank of petrol if your rental is for 4 days or more. They give you the car with a full tank & tell you to bring it back empty.It's a nice little scam: you use only half the tank, they still make you pay for the full tank and then then charge the next person again (having only had to fill half...

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  • Tourist Scam in Nice,France

    We visited Nice in May 2010 and were returning back from Gare SNCF Nice Ville(Main Train Station) to our hotel. We took the tram from the Gare Theirs(nearby tram station) and noticed some two 'grubby' looking guys following us at a distance. After alighting from the tram we decided to stop at a bank branch to withdraw money.Unfortunately(or...

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  • Nice Terminal 2

    Nice Terminal 2 is a glorious architectural project, and its handful of shops and luxury boutiques is mostly at odds with todays budget-conscious low-cost airline traveller's needs. Those used to airports as giant shopping malls with a small sideline in flying planes are in for an unwelcome suprise. The staple "duty-free" airport commodities like...

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Nice What to Pack

  • My guide books Nice

    Here are my guide books that provided me details about a geographic location, tourist attractions, or most interesting itineraries in Nice and Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur^Casa Editrice Bonechi – Italy. “The Golden Book”. Nice. 1993, 96 pages.Around the World. France. Second edition. Publisher "Around the World", 2005, 544 pages. 79 cities, 168...

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  • more free brochures...

    I have found another website about Nice that will send out free brochures on museums, hotels, restaurants etc to your home. I have ordered some so I will let you know if and when anything turns up! They came today, so less than a week.Click here to go straight to the form. You can find this website and other links to sites about Nice on the...

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  • Sometimes, it rains in Nice....

    As little as possible - preferrably fly with hand luggage only. If there is anything you need, remember, there is nothing more exciting as shopping in a different country. Clothes here are really cheap. Add a little style by dressing local. Your only problem will be people coming up to you asking for directions - in French! It does rain here...

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Nice Off The Beaten Path

  • If you enjoy the Impressionists . . .

    If you have a few days in Nice, get on the bus and visit nearby Cagnes-sur-Mer. It is famous for for the Renoir Museum and the Château Grimaldi and both are truly worth a visit. The Renoir Museum is where he lived until he died in 1919. You can visit his drawing room, bedroom & atelier with his easel & brushes. The best part, though, is walking the...

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  • Take time to meditate on the...

    Take time to meditate on the city's past and its people in places like this one: the Cimiez cemetery

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  • Local wine - Domaine Augier

    'Domaine Augier' is not easily found.You have to ride bus #62 for about 40 - 50 minutes uphill. The scenery is truly fantastic, but the mountain road may give you a headache.Step off the bus at St.Roman-de-Bellet, you won't miss the church with the fountain on your left hand. Cave Augier will be on your right. The address is 680, route de Bellet,...

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Nice Sports & Outdoors

  • Football champions

    Do you know that the Comté de Nice football team were world football champions year 2014? And took silver year 2015 (less than a month ago)?I learned it quite accidentally, reading Swedish newspapers on a very different matter.Now there are things to clarify:La Countea de Nissa Football Association belongs to ConIFA, the federation of...

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  • Ironman Triathlon

    June 2005 - France's Herve Faure and Holland’s Mariska Kramer won the Nice round of the biggest endurance event on earth: Triathlon. Swim 2.4 miles for starters, cycle 112 miles for main course, and for dessert, run 26.2 miles! Even thinking about it left me exhausted and in need of a lie down.I completed the London Marathon myself in under four...

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  • Go ski-ing from Nice

    The ski bus from Nice to either Isola 2000 or Auron is a great way for anyone who can already ski and is flexible as to when they want to travel to cheaply have a day ski-ing from Nice. The ski bus runs at weekends and during the school holidays.The bus leaves the Nice Gare Routiere (Bus station) at 0730 and returns at around 1900 in the evening....

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  • Friendly and Welcoming

    Despite the tourist numbers, which must rival Paris in density, the people of Nice were very friendly and welcoming, and there was no sign of any angst about using the English language. I was however always careful to start by using a little polite French to start with as I'd heard that just launching into English without even a "bonjour" can...

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  • Old Nice

    This is not about the 'Old Town'.This is the Nice that - for better or worse - you'll never see again.I've got a whole load of photos I never had time to convert into tips before they became out-date.Remind me to put them into a travelogue

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  • Nice on a budget

    At home among people who do not own any oil-wells we have a saying ‘to see Nice and die’. Try not to do anything like that. Saving for a long time and spending it in just one week is psychologically dangerous, the reality can never match your dream.That said, relax, then concentrate - sounds a bit difficult, but it works. Good planning will take...

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