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Xmas in Nice

Xmas in Nice

The end of the year season is as special in Nice as in any other part of the world.  Even if the evenings are now quite fresh or even cold in early December, the days are usually sunny and very pleasant.  Like in Alsace where they started a long time ago, Nice also has its own “Marché de Noël” or “Xmas Market”. You won’t find a lot of the Alsatian hot wine (vin chaud) or sausages (wurst), but there are plenty of churros, crèpes and local stuff such as candies, cheese, foie gras, home-made ham and salamis, fruits, etc.  A little walk around the Place Massena and...

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Liberation market

Liberation market

  This is the market we usually go to for our regular shopping. You’ll find everything there, fruits, vegetables, flowers, great fishes and a few locally produced products such as honey, cheese, etc. The market is situated on the ‘Place du Général de Gaulle’ in Nice, at the top of boulevard Malausséna and the beginning of boulevard Joseph Garnier. There is a large parking, but the market being very popular, it is not easy to find a parking spot. Whilst this is mainly a fruit and vegetable market there are also several fishmonger stalls. One of the main characteristics of this market is...

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Promenade des Anglais

Promenade des Anglais

Yes, this is the  famous and celebrated promenade along the Mediterranean in Nice. Every good thing you have heard about it is true. Yes, the place is magic. It is beautiful. It is popular. It is very pleasant, except maybe when it’s very crowded and it very hot under the sun. In Summer, go there for a stroll, in the early evening before the sunset. I’m sure you’ll enjoy it. La Promenade des Anglais, early evening   “From Wikipedia” History Before Nice was urbanized, the coast at Nice was just bordered by a deserted band of beach. The first houses were...

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The Old city

The Old city

  The old city of Nice feels like a medieval village with narrow streets curving between old buildings with red-tile roofs, small restaurants, artisans and artists, open-markets, and some of the best ice-cream (gelato) in the world.   it’s a nice part of the city, with restaurants and shops, little squares and numerous narrow streets full of stores with local products. Don’t miss the beautiful waterfall and green area of the castle hill, that gets illuminated at night.   One of the main charms of Nice is the old city, “la vielle ville” or “vieux...

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