I agree. While airports sometimes end up falling under the "would you spend the night there?" category, I'd prefere to imagine that they are not actually destinations. A lot of this can be broken up and added to Nice. Good info tho. Majnoona
Well, I'm considering going to Nice in late-August. I'll be happy to add whatever I come across to the article. But since it's really barren, if anybody who knows anything about Nice could add it before I depart, that'd be really helpful. -- Nils
Nice is not to be missed tourist trap and all. Great art museum right near the bus station. Then there are graet museunms dedicated to Chagall, Matisse, Cherat etc. Some great Italian food. Hotel onbbies on the Rue d'Anglaise to stroll in. Take a bus, don't drive, to surrounding towns to see some great estates, Eugenie Rothschild, etc and good small museums, Meight etc.(spelling throughout article)
Take the train for an afternoon at St. Tropez. The Annunciato is amazing, small and wonderful. Actually, you take a train and either boat or bust to get to St. Tropez.
I don't agree with what's written about criminality. I know the city very well (I live in Nice) and you can easyly stay safe, you just have to be careful and respect some security advice as driving with your car's doors locked.
It is doubtful basis of evidence to say that because during a few days stay nothing "criminal" happened to you, therefore the city is "safe". I had my wallet lifted on a bus - the police station towards later evening was crowded with victims and the policeman said this happened like this every day. May not have happened to you but it is commonplace hazard. Last week my neighbour disturbed two burglars trying to lever open the front door of my apartment. Any regular reading of the daily Nice Matin will provide you with a broader basis of evidence than your own personal experience. Talk with anyone on the receiving end of criminality and your complacency will be shaken. "Much worse than Paris, and that is bad enough!" I was told. If you take suitable precautions, it will just happen to someone else instead.
I've planned my honeymoon for early April. We are spending a week in Nice and a week in Venice. If anyone has any advice or recommendations, I would love to hear them. We are spending the next few months learning a bit of French too. I've heard that making an effort to speak the language can often lead to more hospitable attitudes.
Also, I've booked the Suisse - Hotels Ocre et Azur for our stay. Any comments?
We can do better than McDonald's no?
Well there's always Socca - a hot thick pancake-type traditional Nicois dish made from chickpea flour, cut in slices and served very hot. Not expensive and fills a gap mid day
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1 September 2011: Having eaten at L'Occitanie this evening, this section is in urgent need of update. I'm English, but I work in France (Paris) on a frequent basis, I'm a Francophile at heart, and I speak passable French. Referring anyone to the above restaurant is at best misleading and at worst would spoil someone's evening. It's utterly devoid of any form of atmosphere, (in fact, it's closer in style to a cheap cafe than a restaurant), the staff are clearly disinterested in anyone not French, the better tables are mysteriously "plein" if you have an English accent, and the food, whilst palatable, was completely unremarkable. You should also be prepared for your dining partner to receive their courses at different times to you. The wine, for which the choice was limited to colour, was at least acceptable. This was bad enough that we left after the main course and went elsewhere for dessert and coffee. Don't be misled into making the trek to this very ordinary, unfriendly restaurant. —The preceding comment was added by 126.96.36.199 (talk • contribs)