Cote d'Azur Journals

Late Summer on Cote d'Azur

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A travel journal to Cote d'Azur by TianjinPaul

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Victoria Golf Club

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Attraction | "Confusing and Frustrating"

Victoria Golf Club Photo, Cote d'Azur, France
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The town of Grasse is full of museums. Many of these are linked to the perfume industry for which it has grown famous. There is the Historic Fragonard Parfumerie as well as three others that operate in the city but do not have quite the cache. There is also the array of museums that Fragonard sponsor. Amongst these there is the Museum of Jewelry and Costume as well as the Fragonard Museum, which showcases art by renowned artists from Grasse. There is also the rather confusing Museum of Art and History.'Confusing' would certainly be the most apt description for this museum as it seems to lack any kind of coherent focus. The whole place seemed as though it had exhibits simply strewn around w...Read More

Member Rating 2 out of 5 on December 2, 2012

Victoria Golf Club
Chemin du Val Martin
Cote d'Azur, France
04 93 12 23 26

Le Bosphore

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Restaurant | "Great for Bayram"

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My girlfriend holds a Bulgarian passport, but is ethnically Turkish and I used to live in Istanbul. Because of this, we are always keen to sample cuisine from Turkey and the surrounding areas. And, whilst there is not a huge selection of such restaurants in Nice, there are enough for us to have differing options to ponder. For example, a long-time favourite is Boros, which serves fantastic selections of Turkish food - kebabs and other delicacies all displayed on one giant plate. There is also Pera, which does fantastic kebabs. Unfortunately, there was also Iskender Kebab, which did terrible kebabs at highly inflated prices. There are also a couple of Lebanese options that offer similar treats: the goo...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 24, 2012

Le Bosphore
15 Rue Saint-Philippe
Nice, France
04 93 86 85 36

Driving on Cote d'Azur ... Don't!!

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This entry is based on my experiences living, driving and travelling in Nice and is aimed at those who might consider making the ridiculous decision to rent a card and to drive around the city. This statement might sound very negative, but it is based on pragmatism. There is precious little point driving in Nice unless you absolutely have to. There are two main reasons for this. The first is that the roads in Nice are treacherous places. And, the second is that public transport is so cheap, clean and efficient that it is far more convenient than driving.Let's start with the roads themselves in Nice. The biggest city on the Cote d'Azur has a road system that could, quite conceivably, have b...Read More

Beach at St Jean Cap Ferrat

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There is a passage in Sebastian Faulks's excellent novel 'A Week in December' where one of the lead characters describes the way in which the famed Rothschild dynasty made its fortune. Apparently, a key element of their success was their use of carrier pigeons to ensure they received information from around Europe quickly so that they could be one step ahead of other financiers in their dealings. Quite how accurate this little anecdote was is open to interpretation. However, it certainly had my girlfriend and I wondering whether something so small could help create the splendour upon which we were gazing as we bobbed around in the water.One of the main beaches in St Jean Cap Ferrat - the c...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 24, 2012

La Ville de Nice a Ses Fils Morts Pour la France

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Attraction | "Beautiful and Sombre"

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It would be wrong to say that I am a 'fan' of War Memorials. If I did, I would probably be missing the point a little. Karl Malantes, in his fantastic book 'What its Like to Go to War' perhaps summarizes the situation best when he talks about the importance of remembering, but not celebrating conflict. With that in mind, I feel it is probably best to say that I have an interest in war memorials and find them extremely interesting. I find the combination of the often gripping design and historical poignancy to be quite the cocktail.During the course of my travels and my life overseas, I have seen several interesting memorials that have captured my imagination. For example, in Shenyang in no...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on November 24, 2012

La Ville de Nice a Ses Fils Morts Pour la France
Promenade Des Anglais
Nice, France