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FROM CALVI TO AJACCIO – WHY WE HEART CORSICA

Corsica sits off the coast of Nice and is well worth visiting.  Like the Scots, the Corsicans consider themselves Corsican before French and the tiny island has only been part of France for a little over 200 years.   Part of the Republic of Geneo, briefly independent and even more briefly British, the question of […]

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SAMPLING WINES FROM UNKNOWN REGIONS IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE

Whites ‘Jurançon Sec,’ Chateau Jolys 2012 This wine won a gold medal in December’s International Challenge Award. It is a wine that is really only consumed in the South of France.  The grape is Roussane.  It is often used for blending.  These grapes are in the main used to make dessert wines and it bears […]

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Salad Niçoise

SALAD NIÇOISE

One of the most famous dishes to not come from Nice is the salad Niçoise. In the UK for example, there is a notion that it has to contain certain ingredients such as green beans, tomato, boiled egg and potato. But don’t expect to have a dish matched to what you’re used to at home; […]

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Croissant at Le Coin Quotidien

10 THINGS TO DO IN NICE

1. Eat breakfast at Le Coin Quotidien – this gem at the end of Cours Saleya has the best breakfast menu by far in the old town. Hungry early risers sit at long wooden tables laden with goodies. Just be careful you don’t get so comfortable that you stay all day. 2. Soak up the atmosphere in […]

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