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In love with Nice

In love with Nice

A long time ago, I fell in love with the idea of Nice and the French Riviera before I even took my first trip here. There were so many stories, and legends. Painters, writers, celebrities have come here, only to become enamored with the light, the vibrancy, the lifestyle. Some stayed. Matisse. Chagall. Others opted…

27 Responses to In love with Nice

  1. Another amazing post Veronique! I feel like I know and love Nice almost as much as you do now! The Nice tourist authority should be hiring you for their publicity work!
    I’m glad that you had such a special time and I’m very sure you will be back very soon indeed.
    Many thanks for the Nice posts – they were wonderful.
    Travel safely.

  2. A am almost speechless, Véronique, as I take in your photos and stories of Nice et ses environs. I truly understand a “love of place” and just how wonderful this time was spent alone here. I have read and listened to your travel experience and will reference all of these before my trip. Merci mille fois!

    Bises,
    Genie

  3. Superb and interesting post. Beautiful pictures as always. Nice sounds far more wonderful than I would have imagined. I loved the picture taken in Villefrance Sur Mer. I agree with Craig that you should be hired by the Nice trourist authority. Safe flying and welcome home!

  4. such a lovely wrap up to a most amazing stay. i have learned and i have ENJOYED…such a powerful combination!!oh and i look forward to all the future posts this trip will provide -rich in detail- filled with information– but most enjoyable– your unique way of BRINGING IT ALL TOGETHER!! enjoy the comforts of your family, your four legged loves and your own bed tonight–until next time-g

  5. — Dear posse — So great to hear from you all, as always. Your comments and encouragement during the trip have meant a lot. While I have fun writing my little stories, it’s even more special to hear back from my readers. Some of you are bloggers too, so you know what I mean. Back in Seattle. Le Husband and Junior are finishing up dinner while I unpack my bag. It’s been a long day. See you around next week for a new Most Excellent Adventure! – Veronique aka French Girl in Seattle

  6. Hi V.,
    Was just catching up on your travels, and all I can say is… it looks like your are having ENTIRELY too much fun !

    I’ve loved the trips I’ve taken to Nice, and clearly there is a lot to love about the town, and the environs. Am going to have to go back and scratch some of the dark underside of the city, I’m sure any photographer could have a field day there.

    Alors, de retour de nouveau aux US ? Mais tu ne cesses pas de bouger ! J’espère que parfois tu te retrouves au calme avec un bon bouquin et aucun avion à prendre ? 🙂 Ah, c’est dur la vie de voyageur…

    Merci bcp pour tout tes petits mots sur mes derniers billets, cela fait très plaisir…

    A bientôt…

  7. — Owen — Thank you for stopping back. Isn’t Nice an awesome city? I would really, really want to see your pics if you stop by here again. Unlike me, you know what you are doing with a camera. I can just imagine… Oui, j’ai beaucoup voyage cet ete et grace a l’Europe, j’ai bien profite du soleil (a Seattle, c’etait plutot inegal!) Il faut que je me calme un peu maintenant. C’est la rentree scolaire pour mon fils la semaine prochaine et pour moi aussi. Mes etudiants m’attendent! A bientot Owen. V.

  8. The first time I went to Nice, I remembered the smell of the pine trees then the wonderful aroma of herbs. It is such an amazing city and the back country is so wonderful. Then there is Eze-sur-mer, a quick hop to Italy… Truly wonderful and you are very lucky!

  9. I’ll never stop thanking you for your posts from Nice, which are full of history, your beautiful smile, and things that are missing from my life at this moment.

  10. I love how I learn so much from your blog! It’s amazing. I had heard of Nice (obviously, who hasn’t?!) but I had no idea about the history or its culture. Thank you for filling us in! It would be a dream for me to visit there one day…

  11. What a marvelous job you have done on this post. Not only are your photographs beautiful but you give us so much information. I agree, the best way to feel the spirit of a place is to find an apt. , no matter how tiny, right in the middle of it!

    And for the record , we are all addicted to the Monoprix! I can’t pass one without going in.
    V

  12. I am sighing a little here Veronica. Having only being here last year and it seems so fresh. Friends of mine rented a little house in Old Carros. It was wonderful an Nice and the surrounding areas were their Playground. Who wouldnt go for a visit.
    It is a beautiful part of the world.
    x

  13. Ma chère Véronique,

    Moi, je suis si ravie que vous soyez venue chez MOI!!! ET QUE VOUS AYEZ AFFICHÉ ce billet de NICE! J’y suis allée il y a 9 ans. Ca c’était la première que j’aie vu la France. J’ai passé un mois, TOUTE SEULE à Nice, ensuite, mon mari y est allé avec moi. Italie, puis La Dordogne, Tours, Paris et Avignon nous ont enchantés.

    Merci beaucoup pour être venue me laisser un commentaire. Moi aussi, je suis institutrice dans une école d’immersion ici à Minneapolis: Normandale French Immersion, dans la quatrième. Je suis américaine; en fait, mexicaine-américaine.

    Alors, bonne journée et bienvenue! Anita

  14. I have only just discovered your blog and now am hungry for more stories, more photos and more tours from the “French Girl in Seattle”

    You are coming into a beautiful month in Seattle and the first time I saw Whidby Island (in Sept) I wanted to move there immediately. Enjoy la rentrée et la vie quotidienne.

    Bises,
    Genie

  15. UN petit coucou d’une Véronique à une autre, ravie que tu aies aimé Nice!
    j’essaie d’améliorer mon ridicule petit niveau d’anglais en lisant les blogs américains, et voilà sur quoi je tombe! C’est très amusant!
    Si j’ai bien compris, bonne rentrée!

  16. That’s it Veronique! I am already planning my trip to Nice and I think I am going to stay three nights, somewhere in the old town.

    Next time you come to The South of France you must e mail me in advance, we should meet up somewhere. I often visit Belle Mere in Sanary-sur-Mer, a town I think you would like, the cat is out of the bag now, the town had a big write up this July in Le Figaro Magazine, the mayor was interviewed and stated he did not want to deepen the port and let the big blingy boats in, people say the town is like Saint Tropez was fifty years ago, long may it stay that way!

  17. Dash– Thank you so much for taking the time to read all the Travelogue. It makes me feel very happy that I took all these pictures and wrote my stories during the trip 😉 I will definitely let you know when I come back. I have heard of Sanary but have never been. I was lucky to see St Tropez in the off-season once. I can only imagine how quaint Sanary must be 😉 A bientôt, on your blog, or mine, mon amie. Veronique

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