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Visiting Nice

The hub of the Côte d’Azur, Nice is a warm-weather paradise, known for its artistic history and seafood bouillabaisse. Don’t be fooled by the quaint old town and beachfront attitude; Nice hosts Carnaval, 18 days of parties, parades, and pageantry, ending in fireworks and the Battle of the Flowers.

Be sure to visit some of the city’s best museums like the Matisse Museum and the nearby Musee National Message Biblique Marc Chagall, both situated in the city’s Cimiez district. You’ll find excellent people watching in the classic Cours Saleya square, while the views from the seaside Promenade des Anglais are not to be missed.

So whether you’re a first-timer or a frequent visitor, a business traveler or a budget explorer, IgoUgo has all the travel-planning tools and resources you need to create a memorable vacation. Read traveler... Read More
The hub of the Côte d’Azur, Nice is a warm-weather paradise, known for its artistic history and seafood bouillabaisse. Don’t be fooled by the quaint old town and beachfront attitude; Nice hosts Carnaval, 18 days of parties, parades, and pageantry, ending in fireworks and the Battle of the Flowers.

Be sure to visit some of the city’s best museums like the Matisse Museum and the nearby Musee National Message Biblique Marc Chagall, both situated in the city’s Cimiez district. You’ll find excellent people watching in the classic Cours Saleya square, while the views from the seaside Promenade des Anglais are not to be missed.

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Stories and Tips Nice

Bastille Day on the Train

Written by TianjinPaul on 21 Aug, 2011

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…Read More


A Foot Massage

Written by TianjinPaul on 10 Aug, 2011

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…Read More


The Heavens Opened

Written by TianjinPaul on 15 Apr, 2011

If you have read some of the other entries in this journal, you will have seen that I very much enjoy a stroll along the Promenade des Anglais – the road that runs along the sea-front in Nice. You may will have also noticed that…Read More


Carnival!

Written by TianjinPaul on 15 Apr, 2011

It was a lazy Friday afternoon in the office. My colleagues and I were winding down in preparation for the weekend. As we began to tidy our desks and shut down our computers, one of the receptionists informed us that it was the first night…Read More


Things You Wouldn't Expect to Find on the French Riviera

Written by TianjinPaul on 15 Apr, 2011

If I were to ask you to picture the Cote D'Azur and the city of Nice, what images would spring to mind? I would imagine that the first thing to float across your brain would be palm trees, perhaps closely followed by bright blue seas.…Read More


Flying In

Written by TianjinPaul on 15 Apr, 2011

When I was a small boy and my family went on vacation by plane, I always felt the need to occupy the seat by the window, to gaze out and see the wondrous sights below. As I have grown older – and my legs have…Read More


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Along the Promenade des Anglais

Written by NiceGinna on 06 Apr, 2009

One of the favorite activities in Nice is a stroll along the Promenade des Anglais, which follows the sea from the airport almost to the Port. The sights both seaward and inland are beautiful and often evocative of an earlier time.The Negresco Hotel is…Read More


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Foods to Try When in Nice

Written by NiceGinna on 29 Mar, 2009

Any trip to France must be centered around meals. These are not rushed, fast-food experiences; they are time to sit and relax with friends and loved-ones, talking as much as eating. And there are many things that you should try when you…Read More


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Getting Around in Nice and on the Cote d'Azur

Written by NiceGinna on 23 Mar, 2009

Public transportation in Nice and the whole surrounding area is wonderful. I recommend that visitors NOT rent a car; we lived here two years before we decided to rent one and that was because we like to go over to Italy and up…Read More


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Hilltop Saint-Paul de Vence

Written by skeptic on 08 Jan, 2009

Following the collapse of Roman influence in Provence, hilltop villages grew out of a need for security. Saint-Paul-de-Vence was one of them. The village dates back to the ninth century and has been remarkably preserved. The modern ramparts protecting the city were…Read More


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