Summertime is the right time for Nice!

Summer in Nice

Summer is when Nice really shines, and there is plenty to see and do — or you can do nothing at all! Here are our favorites for spending some of your summer in Nice.

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July 1, 2015 by
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A Day Trip to Italy from Cannes

A Day Trip to Italy from Cannes

One of the coolest things about visiting the French Riviera — and there are many — is that you’re close enough to Italy to pop in for some shopping and lunch before returning to France. In fact, a day trip to Italy from Cannes will have you back for a stroll along La Croisette before dinner in Cannes.

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June 17, 2015 by
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Getting Around Avignon

Getting around Avignon is easy!

Once inside the walls, getting around Avignon is easy. The few main streets allow cars, but for the most part it’s a pedestrian-only wonderland of small, winding streets and winsome, tree-lined squares.

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June 3, 2015 by
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The Monaco Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour

The Monaco Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour.

While Monaco is very small, it is full of steep hills. This is where a Monaco Hop-On, Hop-Off Tour is going to help you explore this tiny, stunning country. And once you hear the reasons why, you’ll find it’s the logical choice.

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May 20, 2015 by
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Visiting the French Riviera from Aix-en-Provence

When deciding to come down to the South of France for a vacation, some visitors think that it’s an either/or choice between Provence and the French Riviera. But you can do both! In fact, if you want to base yourself in Aix-en-Provence, a French Riviera day trip is definitely doable.

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May 6, 2015 by
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The Royal Influence of Monaco

Royal Monaco

Monaco is more than just big yachts, fast cars and a glamorous casino. It has a royal history dating back to the 13th century, and today, the royal influence of Monaco can be seen around every corner.

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April 30, 2015 by
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Getting To, From and Around Nice

Ride around the streets of Vieux Nice!

Nice is the unofficial hub of the French Riviera, and it’s a breeze to get to, from and around the city. Here’s the scoop.

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April 1, 2015 by
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Uncovering Nice’s Delicious Secrets on a Small Group Food Tour

Marion and I

One of the things that makes Nice unique is its fusion of flavors and deliciously Italian influences. Being next door to Italy, aromatic Italian pizzerias and trattorias are a dime a dozen in the south of France which made my search for something Nicoise more challenging than I expected. On a small group food tour I quickly learned local foods and specialties in Nice are hidden secrets only locals hold.

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March 17, 2015 by
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The Papal History of Avignon

The Palais des Papes in Avignon.

When people think of the Papacy, they think of Rome and Vatican City. But what many don’t realize is that for a significant part of the history of the Roman Catholic Church, the Papacy was headquartered not at the Vatican, or even in Italy; Avignon was the place to be. If you’re thinking of visiting […]

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March 4, 2015 by
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Getting Around Aix-en-Provence

Getting Around Aix-en-Provence

Getting around Aix-en-Provence – at least the old part of town, which is where all the attractions are – is extremely easy because it’s a very, very old town. So everything is within walking distance.

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February 4, 2015 by
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