Cote d'Azur Journals

Even More Nice Things

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A travel journal to Cote d'Azur by TianjinPaul

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The Nice Sky at Night

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I recently read Haruki Murakami's latest novel IQ84. In it, the two main characters are transported into an alternate reality in which there are two moons in the sky. Neither of them actually notices the change in the sky at first and only become aware at random points. It was not something that appeared to them instantly. The same was true here in Nice. I certainly do not mean that there are two moons, but that the sky in Nice does look slightly different and it is not something you notice immediately.My moment of revelation, in terms of the night sky above Nice, came on my first date with girlfriend. I had been in Nice for about three months and, apparently, had really looked too much in...Read More

MAMAC/Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain

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Attraction | "MAMAC (Architecture and Design)"

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It may seem like I am cheating by writing two separate reviews of MAMAC. However, the place has so many different aspects to consider that I felt I really could not do it justice with one single entry> there is another piece that deals primarily with the art inside, whilst this piece will deal with the building itself. Like the Guggenheims in both New York and Bilbao, MAMAC does not just contribute to the world of art through the exhibits it houses, but also through its own design.I want to start by looking at the juxtaposition of MAMAC's sleek modern design and the city that surrounds it. MAMA is located less than 1km from Old Nice and is directly adjacent to Place Garibaldi. Both of t...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 4, 2011

MAMAC/Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain
Promenade Des Arts
Nice, France 06300
+33 4 93 62 61 62

MAMAC/Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain

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Attraction | "MAMAC (The Art)"

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As I began to write this article, I found it rather difficult to come up with a specific angle from which to discuss my trip to MAMAC. The problem is that it inspired me so much that I could really have written this piece in any manner of ways. I actively considered focusing upon such aspects as: the way in which MAMAC's design makes it a piece of art in itself; the differences to some of the more traditional museums in Nice; the parallels to the pioneering 798 Art District in Beijing; and, the juxtaposition of MAMAC's modern design style set against the beautiful antiquity of the surrounding areas of Nice. In truth, MAMAC is so interesting that I could probably use each of these angles and still have...Read More

Member Rating 5 out of 5 on December 4, 2011

MAMAC/Musée d'Art Moderne et d'Art Contemporain
Promenade Des Arts
Nice, France 06300
+33 4 93 62 61 62

Isle St Marguerite

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My girlfriend's sister and cousin were in Nice to visit. And, so, accordingly, we were under pressure to entertain them. Just two weeks before, my mother had come over from England. Keeping her entertained had been a bit of a breeze as there are lots of things to do in Nice and lots of beautiful places to just sit and relax. However, whereas it was my mum's first trip to the Cote d'Azur, my girlfriends family had been before. As a consequence, Old Nice and many of the regular tourists spots were old news. So, we had to look further afield.I suggested a trip to either Cannes or Antibes. However, they had visited both of these places on their previous vacations here. Thankfully, though, the ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 4, 2011

Etap Hotel Nice Californie Lenval

Hotel | "Good Selection"

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As you may imagine, real estate prices in the South of France are high – very high. This means that renting a spacious apartment can be a very expensive endeavour. When I moved to Nice, I decided that the cost of renting somewhere with two or three bedroom just simply did not make fiscal sense. Some of the prices I was quoted quite simply beggared belief. So, I decided to opt for a modern studio apartment instead. This was very nice and I like it a lot. Unfortunately, there was one drawback. It means that when people come to visit, I do not have a spare room.So, when my mum announced that she was coming for a visit, I needed to find a place for her to stay. As accommodation in Nice i...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on December 4, 2011

Etap Hotel Nice Californie Lenval
58-60 Avenue De La Californie
Nice, France
08 92 70 03 76