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Authors: "Our best tips for Nice"

Published on February 10, 2017
Authors: "Our best tips for Nice" Nice fr

We have asked the Swedish authors of the book "Nous sommes Nice" to give us their top tips for the city - here are their answers!

One of Johan Carlsson and Susanne Ekberg-Carlsson's first shared memories of France is their honeymoon to Paris in 1981 - since then they have thrown their love on Nice.

"Nice is our second home. A small apartment for two with a balcony in rue Rossini is our little paradise. Our French friends, the areas we have discovered and the beautiful Mediterranean Sea with the azure color makes us come back. We have become completely dependent on Nice,"says Johan and Suzanne.

The couple run away to Nice, as often as possible, and during their many trips they have met a sea of ​​inspiring people. So inspiring that they have written a book about some of them; "Nous sommes Nice". But they have also collected more than inspiring people; namely good experiences.

"Every visit to Nice is a new experience. New people and places together with old familiar faces makes us feel at home in Nice - and it gives us lots of new impressions and challenges. We have discovered that Nice and the surrounding area offers a wide selection of cultural and natural experiences. In about an hour we are in the mountains! in 15 minutes we are at the Opera, "the couple says.
Here are their six best tips to Nice and surroundings.

 

Three proposals for visits and activities in Nice

  • The fruit and fish market at Place du General de Gaulle, is open every morning except Monday. If you have rented an apartment and want to cook a Mediterranean dinner, this is where you should be buying your groceries. Just nearby there is a genuine French market hall.

    If you want to travel with the single-track rail to a small remote village, it is also from here, you can take the train. It may be a good idea to bring along a basket of fruit and vegetables from the market - and perhaps also a little rosé? Afterwards you can visit the old Russian cathedral, which was built in 1912 and recently renovated. This is the biggest Russian Church outside Russia! Spiritual food is not to be despised.
  • Villa Arson; Here you will find an art and exhibition space for contemporary art, which is housed in a modern building from 1970. This is the place to get a great art experience and a magnificent view of Nice. An absolute must for art lovers.
  • Visit the small jazz bar, "Bar Cave Romagnan", just behind the church of Notre Dame. Most evenings you can enjoy good jazz here. People even sit out on the street listening with a glass of wine. During the jazz festival in the summer musicians usially come by and jam untill the small hours. Afterwards, you can cross the street and eat Japanese food that is cooked at the table. Or you can choose Vietnamese food because you will be in an area with a strong Asian influence. A fine food contrast to French cuisine.

 

Three activities outside Nice

  • Villa Santa Sospir at 4, Avenue Jean Cocteau. In this superb villa on Cap Ferrat the multi-artist Cocteau lived between 1950 and 1963. Everything from lamp shades to walls, doors and headboards are painted by the great artist. Private tours must be booked in advance. You can take the bus from the port of Nice - the journey takes about 40 minutes.
  • Chapelle du Rosaire in Vance. A chapel which Matisse decorated between 1949 and 1951 - by many thought of as his masterpiece. We have taken the buss here countless times. Especially the light through Matisse's glass window makes the trip worth the trouble.
  • Musée Picasso in the ceramics town of Vallauris. Here you will find Picasso's "War and Peace" on the walls of a small modest chapel from 1952. The work is almost as impressive as Guernica at the Prado Museum in Madrid. Take the train or bus to Vallauris.

Finally; it's never a bad idea to take a dip in the Mediterranean - you feel like a new person every time! 

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