Nice

Nice, France. La Baie des Anges. La Promenade des Anglais. Famous names and places many travelers’ dreams are made of. For those who have been lucky enough to visit and spend quality time in Nice, no explanation is needed. They know. For those who haven’t yet, let me tell you the story of my long-lasting friendship with that beautiful…

  How I like to start my day sur la Côte d’Azur… Bonjour from Nice! How I love this summer ritual and the time spent in my favorite French city! This year, things were a bit different. Junior was invited to tag along with Maman, you see. I’d say he made the most of it… Skateboarding along…

I am counting the days to my next French vacation. As always, there will be several great cities in the itinerary. It will be difficult to choose a favorite. Two at least hold a special place in my {French} heart. One of them gets mentioned often on the blog, or on the French Girl in…

Chère Nice (Dear Nice,) Do you remember what I said to you when I left and flew back to Seattle last summer? This is what I wrote to wrap up that last story after the wonderful week you gave me: “{Nice}, I think this is the beginning of a beautiful friendship.“ Nice, I like you, I really like you.…

It’s been a week since I returned from my most excellent adventure in Nice. Déjà. (Already.) I miss you, Nice, mon amie. I miss your blue skies, the Mediterranean, your colorful walls, your olive trees and giant palm trees. I can’t wait to see you again. Today I would like to tell the story of a…

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…

Living on Nice time.

This post was written in the summer of 2011. It has been updated. Greetings from la Côte d’Azur [the French Riviera, to non French speakers] les amis! I landed in Nice on Saturday around lunchtime after a long, but uneventful trip. My bags arrived on time too because I traveled with a carry-on. I was…