New “Promenade” in Nice

As followup to my previous post, announcing the opening of this lovely park, I took a (crowded) stroll through during the inauguration weekend.  Although the weather was cloudy, it seemed everyone in Nice was in attendance, with children playing on the huge wooden jungle gym animals and running through the misters  and fountains. Stroll along with me !

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Blue Beach Seaside Restaurant

I recently met some girlfriends for a delicious lunch at Blue Beach, one of the seaside restaurants in Nice that overlooks the blue Mediterranean Sea. A nice meal with nice friends in a nice setting in Nice!

French Conjugation Exercise

Sabine aime dormir.  Elle est très affairée mais elle (prendre)   le temps de faire un petit dodo chaque après-midi.  Elle   (descendre)   trente minutes après, les cheveux en bataille et une joue rosée, mais rafraîchie après sa petite détente.  (faire)   la preuve vous-même ! dit-elle toujours.  Elle le conseille à tout le monde.  (essayer)    -le une fois et vous   (voir)   combien  (se sentir)   mieux.




1 – prend

2 –  descend

3 – Faites

4 – Essayez

5 – verrez

6 – vous vous sentirez


Source: AP French

The Best Pizza?

According to TripAdvisor’s website, the French city that was ranked as having the best pizza is (drum roll……..) Antibes (about 18 km west of Nice), with Nice coming in 2nd, Paris 7th and Marseille 9th.

Three of the most popular pizzerias are also in Antibes and Nice:

  • Les Amoureux at 46 Bd. Stalingrad at the Nice Port
  • Pizza d’Or at 10 rue Lacan in Antibes
  • Pomodoro at 11 rue du Migrainier in Antibes

Pizza pie – that’s amoré!

Bon appetit!!


New Promenade in Nice

What’s in a name?  Read my article about the naming of the Coulée Verte.

After a massive 3-year project, the people of Nice and visitors will see the long-awaited opening of a brand-new 12-hectare urban park, 1.2 km long, in the heart of the city – called Promenade du Paillon.

With the demolition of the former bus station, the perspective has been cleared to provide a splendid view of the heights of Nice and the facades of the old town.


Photo : Ville de Nice

Photo : Ville de Nice Didier Quillon
A pedestrian walkway will lead walkers alongside strips of lawn dotted with water mirrors and take them on a botanical journey, with the promise of trees in blossom in every season.

And the children aren’t forgotten: there are swings, a variety of games and giant structures in the form of whales, dolphins, turtles, octopuses, etc… they’ll have a whole range of marine animals sculpted in wood to play with.

 Running between the Nice National Theater and the sea, this vast green corridor of 1,000 trees, 61,730 shrubs and 55,364 hardy plants is intended as a place for recreation, well-being and tranquility. The Promenade is equipped with smart underground networks (fibre optics, Internet networks, electricity, etc.) and may therefore be used as a venue for future events.


Hard to Soft Water – Easy!

The water in the Nice area is very hard and leaves white calcium deposits everywhere – shower heads, water kettles, not to mention build up in pipes to washing machines and dishwashers.

Here’s a great solution to this problem that doesn’t require plumbing installation, but rather, uses electromagnetic charges to change the calcium’s polarity to prevent it from sticking to pipes.  It’s a plug-in unit with wires that wrap around the copper water pipes of the main water supply – Voila!

cyane installationI bought and installed one in August and noticed a difference in the water in about three weeks.

Check out Cyane HERE

cyane photo

This is NOT a paid promotional ad, but rather, a personal review.

Strike targeted for October 15th

“Strike movement growing for October 15

Three of France’s major unions have called for a strike to protest against the government’s pensions reforms currently being discussed in parliament. The action on October 15 is likely to affect education, transport and other public services. However turnout at September’s pension strike was low with unions counting 360,000 people nationwide and the government claiming 155,000.” (Souce: theconnexion)


French air traffic controllers walk out on strike


French air traffic controllers walk out on strike

French air traffic controllers have walked out on strike causing disruption for thousands of passengers.

The walkout is the latest move but controllers in their campaign against plans to create a single European air traffic control system.

Unions argue the move could cost jobs.

French controllers decided to press ahead with the strike, despite the lack of support from European colleagues, and will also join a national stoppage of public service workers in France on Tuesday.

Easyjet said it was planning 56 cancellations across its European network, while Ryanair warned of delays.

British Airways has cancelled two Heathrow flights, one to Marseille and the other to Lyon.

Underpinning the dispute are plans for a Single European Sky.

The project is aimed at ending the current patchwork system which sees flights passed from one country’s air traffic control to another.

(Source: Breaking Travel News)