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Ask A Local: Favourite Wine Bars on the French Riviera


I have a wonderful network here on the Côte d’Azur of locals who are a fountain of knowledge when it comes to cool, trendy places to visit, away from the usual traveller hot spots. So I thought it was time to start sharing some of these insider tips for both visitors and residents a like, as it’s never too late to discover exciting new spots to indulge in a glass of wine in your own backyard. Continue Reading…

Riviera Travel Tips, Wine Bars, Wine Shops

Thirsty? Best Nice Wine Bars

Nice Wine Bars Three

In the eight years that I have been living in Nice the wine bar landscape has changed a fair bit. Whilst the institutions remain just that (save for the fantastic Cave Wilson on Rue Gubernatis but rumour has it the venue is set to re‐open soon under new ownership so watch this space!), every year throws up a few new spots which only enhance the local wine scene. Continue Reading…

Riviera Travel Tips, Wine Bars

Ask a Local: Nice Insider Tips

Insider Tips to Nice

Take a walk through the streets of Nice at the moment and you can feel the city awakening from her winter slumber. Restaurant terraces are getting busier, flip-flops are being dusted off and corks are being popped on the new vintage Côtes de Provence rosé!

Spring has definitely sprung and tourists are returning to our sparkling stretch of azure coastline, keen to soak up the sun and sample her delights. Continue Reading…

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Nice Venues for a Drink #4: Cave de la Tour


We’ve all got a list, don’t we, of bars and restaurants which have an instant appeal? An initial impression which makes you think ‘ohhh I can’t wait to try there’. The name and a vague location then gets added to some checklist, found deep in the recesses of our brain, of the perfect places to suggest for the next romantic date night or rosé tinted girls’ night out? Usually the aesthetics and ambience combine to create such a pull, which I’m going to define here as the X-Factor (dah dah dum….).  Continue Reading…

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