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Autumn Sun in Nice

An October 2005 trip to Nice by justinef

Quote: We picked Nice because we just wanted somewhere to relax and enjoy a last bit of sunshine before the winter. With fantastic views, old-fashioned grandeur, and great weather, we had a wonderful time, but the only thing cheap about the holiday was our flights.

Autumn Sun in Nice

Overview

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The view from our balcony - blue sea and palm trees Cafe culture - enjoying a drink while watching the world go by The Old Town - flower market, lots of interesting shops, and places to eat and drinkQuick Tips: Most bars and restaurants offer three sizes of beers - on the first day we opted for the medium, which was actually rather large, so afterwards we stuck with the small. The large size was more like a pitcher to share than a drink for one. Wine, bread, and cheese from the supermarkets are very cheap, so we bought some to enjoy on our balcony one evening, which made a cheap but enjoyable alternative to the restaurants. Best Way To Get Around: We di...Read More

Radisson SAS Hotel Nice

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Hotel | "SAS Radisson"

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We picked this hotel because our original choice wasn't available on the dates we wanted to go and we were attracted to this one because it had a swimming pool and the rooms had balconies. We were aware that the hotel's location was slightly further along the Promenade des Anglais than most of the other hotels, but we don't mind walking and with a walk along the seafront, it was always a pleasure. However, if you don't like walking (a good 20 minutes into town, more to reach the old town), it could be very expensive to stay here and rely on taxis (15 euros into the town). The hotel is very modern and the rooms have recently been refurbished. We paid extra for a room with a sea view, which...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on October 11, 2005

Radisson SAS Hotel Nice
223 Promenade des Anglais
Nice, France F-06200
33-4-9337-1717

Tire-Bouchon (Le)

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Restaurant | "Le Tire Bouchon"

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We came across this little restaurant while we were walking around the old town and decided that we would come back to eat there the following evening, as it looked better than most of the other restaurants we had seen, which all seemed to be very alike, large and impersonal and offering the same mix of pizza, pasta, and steak. In contrast, this restaurant was small and intimate-looking, with twinkling lights around the doorway and a menu of dishes more typical of the region. We hadn't booked and it was very busy, with only one table outside free, but the friendly American waitress told us that if we were willing to come back in 30 minutes, we could have a table inside, so we went to the ...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 11, 2005

Tire-Bouchon (Le)
19, Rue De La Préfecture
Nice, France 06300
+33 4 93 92 63 64

Québec (Le)

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Restaurant | "Le Quebec"

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The restaurants in the main shopping area of Nice all looked pretty similar, and most of them seemed to offer the same mix of pizza, pasta, and meat dishes. We picked this one almost at random, and whilst there wasn't really anything wrong with it, it was rather uninspiring.It is a fairly large restaurant with seats inside, upstairs, and on the street. We had wanted to sit indoors but near the entrance so we could still see the world go by, but the only tables there were for four, so the waiter wouldn't let us sit there. Instead, we had to sit out on the terrace at a table, which was also for four! The menu offered a large selection of dishes, but we both ordered the French ...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on October 13, 2005

Québec (Le)
43, rue Masséna
Nice, France 06000
+33 4 93 87 84 21

Cafe du Palais

Restaurant

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We stopped off at this cafe much in need of refreshment, having spent an hour or so wandering around the streets of the Old Town. There were plenty of cafe/restaurants to choose from, but we picked this one because it was in a busy area opposite the Palace of Justice (good for people-watching) and there were plenty of people just drinking, rather than having a meal. We ordered two small beers from the incredibly cheerful waiter, which went down very well in the sun. We then decided that we would have something to eat after all. My partner ordered the Croque Monseiur (toasted ham-and-cheese sandwich with cheese on the outside), and I order the Croque President, which was a toasted goat c...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on October 13, 2005

Cafe du Palais
Place du Palais de Justice
Nice, France