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Summer in Nice

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A travel journal to Nice by TianjinPaul

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Musee Matisse de Nice

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Attraction | "Quite a Bit Missing"

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I could never argue that I have been a lifelong fan of Henri Matisse. However, thanks to a dog-eared print of one of his most famous works that room-mate of mine had in college, I have always had something of a soft spot for his work. Therefore, I figured a trip to the Musee Matisse in the northeast of Nice would be a great idea. Sadly, my girlfriend and I found ourselves rather disappointed.Our disappointment should not in any way be interpreted as a slight on the work of Henri Matisse (not that my opinion holds that much sway in the art world anyway). It should be seen more as a criticism of the rather threadbare nature of the collection on show. I headed there hoping to see some of his ...Read More

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on October 30, 2011

Musee Matisse de Nice
164, Avenue Des Arènes De Cimiez
Cimiez, France 06000
+33 4 93 81 08 08

Bastille Day on the Train

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It was July 13th, which for those who are unfamiliar with their French history, is the day before the national Bastille Day celebrations. The 14th is a major national holiday, during which many shops and most offices are closed, allowing French workers to take the day off. Because of this the evening of the 13th is often reserved for celebrations, parties and the like. In the Cote D'Azur in 2011, the celebrations were to take place in two separate stages. On the day itself, there would be a huge fireworks display on the Promenade Des Anglais, and, on the 13th, there would be something similar – albeit on a smaller scale – in the town of Cagnes Sur Mer just a few kilometres along the coats....Read More

A Foot Massage

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Between 2006 and 2010, I lived in Tianjin in northern China (I have written several journals about my time there on this very sight). For the most part, I absolutely loved my time there. However, during my final six months, work concerns began to make things a little more stressful than I would have liked. So, I often found myself in search of an escape, somewhere to help me relax and to allow the stresses of the world to dissipate. The closest I came was the gym and spa at the Nikko hotel in the centre of the city.There were many reasons that I loved spending a lazy afternoon at the Nikko. The gym was excellent, the pool was very nice and the sauna and steam room were invigorating. Howeve...Read More

Parc Phoenix

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Attraction | "Rising from Nice"

Parc  Phoenix Photo, Nice, France
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There are two experiences in my life through which I have come in extremely close contact to a wondrous aspect of nature. The first came just outside the Chinese city of Chengdu, where I was able to visit China's Panda Research station and see Panda's in their (almost) natural habitat. The second was just outside the coastal city of Sur in OmanN where I was able to see giant sea turtles laying their eggs. It is toss-up as to which if these I enjoyed the most. Parc Phoenix - the nature park close to Nice's International Airport - obviously could not compete with either of those. However, it was tremendously interesting and made me feel just a little bit closer to nature.There are so many fantastic sigh...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on August 10, 2011

Parc Phoenix
405, Promenade des Anglais
Nice, France 06000
+33 4 93 18 03 33

Le Chateau

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Attraction | "Not a Chateau in Sight"

Le Chateau Photo, Nice, France
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If ever anyone were to offer an award for the least aptly named tourist attraction in Europe, Le Chateau in Nice would be amongst the front-runners for the prize. With such a moniker, you might expect to find a giant country house or even a medieval castle. However, these are conspicuous by their notable absence. Le Chateau is nothing more than a garden sitting atop the headland that juts out from the port of Nice. But, regardless of the rather less than accurate labelling, castle or no castle, Le Chateau is actually one of the most visited attractions in Nice. And, it is easy to see why.When my girlfriend explained to me that we were going to visit a place called Le Chateau, but that ther...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on July 20, 2011

Le Chateau
Promenade Des Anglais
Nice, France