Category Archives: Nice France

AirBnB Makes Travel Available to Everyone

AirBnB is a very popular new way to rent a place to stay almost anywhere in the world. Using the Internet, travelers can choose to rent an entire house or apartment, a room in someone’s home, or just a sofa … Continue reading

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Antibes: A Favorite of the Rich & Famous

Antibes is a small city made famous by Brigitte Bardot in the late 1950s. Audrey Hepburn and Liz Taylor among other celebrities vacationed here in the 60s. Over the years many wealthy and famous people have come here looking for … Continue reading

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A Parade of People

Yesterday’s “Flower Parade” was pretty much the same parade I saw on Tuesday evening except that Tuesday’s floats were replaced by floats carrying large bouquets of flowers. I had expected a bit more “Rose Parade” – that is, flower-covered floats. … Continue reading

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It’s Carnaval Time in Nice

Last night I went to the official Carnaval (Mardi Gras) parade in Nice – it was a fun experience! Huge bleachers are set up for viewers who purchase tickets in advance. It was mostly a parade of floats but there … Continue reading

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The Oldest Part of Nice, France

My best memories of Nice from our visit in 2002 are of the market in the old Italian section of town. Nice was traded back and forth a few times by Italy and France before becoming permanently part of France … Continue reading

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I’m in Nice and it’s nice

Yesterday I spent hours on trains going from Montpelier in southwestern France to Nice (pronounced “neece”) on the southeastern corner of France. Until the late 1800s Nice was part of Italy, and the atmosphere here still has that relaxed and … Continue reading

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