Free family fun in Nice

Free family fun in Nice

I’ve recently had the pleasure of writing a guest post for one of my favourite travel blogs, The World is a Book all about free things to do in Nice with children as part of a series of free things to do in cities all over the world. Mary runs an occasional...
Asian Arts on the Côte d’Azur

Asian Arts on the Côte d’Azur

In preparation for our upcoming trip to Vietnam, and to get new material for my (rather occasional) series Museum Mondays, we recently visited the Musée des Art Asiatiques (Asian Arts Museum) in Nice en famille. The Asian Arts Museum is easily managed with children as...
Salade Niçoise, Nice Salad

Salade Niçoise, Nice Salad

Salade niçoise is probably the most well-known dish to come from Nice; it is served in restaurants around the world and means quite literally Nice salad (note the capital N, salad from Nice rather than nice salad, but it is indeed that too). It is a mixed salad...
Sunday Photo – 17 July 2016

Sunday Photo – 17 July 2016

Nice.  Beautiful city.  One of my favourite places in the world.  I will not be cowed by violence.  I will always love this phenomenal place and nothing can change that.  #solidariteavecnice       ...
10 most popular posts of 2015

10 most popular posts of 2015

It’s that time of year again when I look back and see which posts got seen and which ones didn’t.  I do it mainly for myself as I love lists and statistics though I hope my readers enjoy it too.  I make this list from viewing figures which means that posts...
Christmas markets in France

Christmas markets in France

Christmas markets in France are becoming more and more popular every year and yet when many people think of Christmas markets in Europe, France probably doesn’t even spring to mind. A quick internet search will throw up plenty of suggestions for Germany and Austria,...
Christmas on the Côte d’Azur

Christmas on the Côte d’Azur

Christmas on the Côte d’Azur is full of fun, often full of good weather and probably a great deal more festive than you might think. I’ve put together a round up of christmassy things to do and places to go on the French Riviera and nearby based purely on my...
Ratatouille – a Nice dish

Ratatouille – a Nice dish

Ratatouille, pronounced ra-ta-too-ee, is a delicious vegetable stew originally from Nice, commonly found all over Provence and the South of France.  I feel I have to mention that it was this long before the Pixar film of the same name and the reason I say that is that...

3 (unusual) things to love about Nice

Three things I love about Nice. Nice is a city of contrasts, located on the beautiful Mediterranean sea hemmed in by Alps, its location is hard to beat.  Contrast the bright blue sea with the snow-capped mountains; the reds and ochres of the Italianate Old Town with...
A Nice Christmas

A Nice Christmas

As 2014 draws to a close and everybody is busy with the Holidays, I’ll leave you with some images of the magical Christmas illuminations in Nice.  The theme this year is Belle Epoque with a magnificent model of the casino on the old pier that used to sit off the...
Public Art on the Côte d’Azur

Public Art on the Côte d’Azur

Public art is everywhere in France, whether it’s a temporary installation for a particular occasion or something permanent, it’s all around.  Most towns no matter how big or small take pride in making their public spaces attractive; you can usually find...
Nice Carnival 2014 – a photo essay

Nice Carnival 2014 – a photo essay

We couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day to go to Nice Carnival 2014.  Under the bluest of blue skies we spent a fun afternoon watching the the creative, witty and satirical floats pass by united under the theme of gastronomy.  Being our 5th or 6th time at...
Nice new promenade in Nice

Nice new promenade in Nice

Nice has a new Promenade, nearly 160 years after the Promenade des Anglais on the seafront opened and became the place to be, there is now a lovely new park in which to stroll, play, relax and watch the world go by.  The Promenade du Paillon opened recently after two...
Nice and the Francophonie Games

Nice and the Francophonie Games

This weekend sees the beginning of the 7th Francophonie Games (les 7èmes Jeux de la Francophonie) in Nice. What on earth is this? Well, it’s sort of, very roughly, France’s equivalent of the Commonwealth Games (which probably doesn’t mean much either...
Nice wine! 11 facts about the AOC Bellet

Nice wine! 11 facts about the AOC Bellet

Today I’m sharing a post written by Chrissie McClatchie from The Riviera Grapevine all about Nice’s local wines in 11 quirky facts.  Chrissie takes us on a tour of the Bellet appellation which is practically in our back yard, on the outskirts of Nice. Did...
Bright, bright sun-shiny day

Bright, bright sun-shiny day

When I had the idea to write about the amount of sunshine we get in the Côte d’Azur and compare it to other places I’ve lived I thought it would be pretty easy.  I figured a few questions to Google would give me the answers I was looking for and post done!...
The Tour de France

The Tour de France

Today I’m sharing a post written by Jacqueline Brown from The French Village Diaries on the day that the 100th Tour de France is in Nice, just half an hour away from us.  Jacqueline explains the Tour clearly and comprehensively, so I thought, why should I do it...
3 of the best snacks from Nice

3 of the best snacks from Nice

Salade Niçoise, meaning salad from Nice, is served in restaurants all over the world making it undoubtedly the most famous of the local gastronomic specialities from the Côte d’Azur, but have you heard of my Top 3 snacks?  When visiting the French Riviera...
Ganses – food for carnival

Ganses – food for carnival

It’s Carnival Time. Carnaval de Nice starts today which means, to put it bluntly, it’s time to pig out on “ganses“!  Traditionally made for Mardi Gras, the last day when you can eat fat before Lent, ganses are delicious light deep-fried sweet...
A gastronomic tour of Nice

A gastronomic tour of Nice

I don’t often go on organised tours, particularly in my home area, but when a friend suggested one she wanted to try out, all about food, and asked if I’d go with her, I thought why not?  A Saturday morning of tasting my way around one of my favourite...
From Russia (to Nice) with love

From Russia (to Nice) with love

I’ve lived on the Côte d’Azur for five and a half years and finally last weekend I got around to visiting the Russian Cathedral in Nice, something I’ve wanted to do for ages.  As always when I put something off over and again and then do it I wonder...

Fireworks

Sitting out on the terrace at Lou Messugo between 10 and 11pm in July and August you could be forgiven for thinking there was yet another thunderstorm in the distance. After listening to the chorus of toads croaking their amorous intentions throughout the spring, the...

Beaches

The nearest beach is at Villeneuve-Loubet, only 15 mins away by car, where you will find all the water sports you can imagine and a friendly yacht club that rents sailing boats by the hour. Our experienced automotive locksmiths can provide you with a variety of auto...

Plages

La plage la plus proche se trouve à Villeneuve Loubet, à 15mn en voiture, où on trouvera tous les sports d’eau imaginables et un club de voile accueillant qui loue des voiliers et catamarans à l’heure. La plage de galets est propre et selon le vent le bodyboard est...

How to find Lou Messugo

Lou Messugo is only 25 mins from Nice International Airport. Easyjet, BA, Air France, Aer Lingus and Jet2.com all have regular flights from the UK and cities within France. There are also direct flights to New York and Dubai (for connecting flights to Asia and...

Comment trouver Lou Messugo

Lou Messugo est situé à 25mn seulement de l’aéroport Nice Côte d’Azur.  Les compagnies Easyjet, Air France, British Airways, Baboo et Jet2.com, entre autres, assurent toutes des liaisons régulières avec les principales villes de France et d’Europe.  Il existe aussi...

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