There is something so captivating, artistic and glamorous about Nice, where every street corner looks like a film set. Capital of the Cote d’Azur, on the aptly named Bay of Angels, Nice is stylish, beautiful and classic. F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote The Great Gatsby here, Matisse and Picasso adored it and it isn’t difficult to see why. Nice is a couple of hours from Provence by train, which is a real bloggers hotspot. Perhaps a coastal road trip between Cannes, St Tropez, Nice, Monaco and Provence might be one to organise this summer!
Take a stroll along the Promenade des Anglais, above a beautiful French Riviera beach, just below the bustling groceries market of old town Nice. You can buy some stunning vintage poster prints to take home – I could cover my walls in those.
I think a canter through the food on offer is very much in order, this is such an (the most?!) important part of any trip. Look at these beauties, the absolutely classic moules frites, one of my all-time favourite dishes. They don’t taste quite the same anywhere else! I had a few plates of these during our short trip, is it wrong to want to have them for every meal?
We also enjoyed a delicious farmhouse pizza, and look, more mussels! A cheeseless (why?) seafood extravaganza.
We were so lucky to have this Gelateria close to our hotel. Ice cream at all hours!
There are also some truly stunning stores in the main centre of Nice, check out this spectacular array of sugared and marzipan fruits, nougat, gourmet chocolate and artesian cakes.
I am absolutely dreaming of this right now. These photos are from a trip we took to Nice a couple of summers ago, but I never did anything with the photos. I remember how excited I was before we left for Nice, despite a trusty weather forecast of five days of rain. Luckily, it rained for all of twenty minutes and we enjoyed a gorgeous 25 degrees for the rest of our trip! It was a shame that I had largely packed for the rain, my trench coats stayed packed away and we never did take a trip to a French cinema which during my panic planning of what to do in rainy Nice I had thought was a top suggestion!
I can’t wait to go back!
Much love, M.