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    It’s Carnival Time in Nice

    by  • February 15, 2015 • Festivals, Nice

    The biggest winter event on the French Riviera takes place between 13th February and 1st March One of the largest Carnivals in the world, the Nice Carnival takes place every February. The earliest mention of Carnival merrymaking in Nice goes back to 1294, when the Count of Provence is referred to having spent “the...

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    Nice – A City Experience to Remember

    by  • January 3, 2015 • Art, Cannes, City Breaks, Monaco, Nice

    Nice makes an excellent base for discovering the French Riviera The beautiful city of Nice has plenty to offer the tourist who is visiting for a few days.  Just wandering around the Flower Market in the Cours Saleya with its pretty striped awnings and sweet smelling flowers of every hue will surely delight every tourist.   Many will enjoy...

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    Europe’s Colourful Markets

    by  • September 27, 2014 • City Breaks, Food & Drink, Munich, Nice, Venice

    Many European cities have an attractive food or flower market to wander around. When visiting any city I like nothing better than to wander around a colourful market, whether it is selling fruit and vegetables, flowers or local food specialities.  In this blog I take a look at 3 well known markets which are well worth...

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    Carnivals and Festivals on the French Riviera

    by  • January 20, 2014 • City Breaks, Festivals, Nice

    Regardless of the time of year, Nice reigns supreme as the Queen of the French Riviera, its practically perfect year-round climate, coupled with a rich cultural and artistic heritage, picturesque Old Town and sweeping views over the Baie des Anges, making for an ideal short-break destination just a short flight from the UK. Visit...

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    Motivation for a Marathon

    by  • January 6, 2014 • Amsterdam, Athens, Barcelona, Belfast, Berlin, Bratislava, Brussels, Budapest, City Breaks, Cologne, Copenhagen, Dublin, Edinburgh, Florence, Frankfurt, Geneva, Hamburg, Helsinki, Istanbul, Krakow, Lisbon, Ljubljana, London, Madrid, Malta, Milan, Moscow, Naples, Nice, Oslo, Palma, Paris, Porto, Prague, Reykjavik, Riga, Rome, Salzburg, Seville, Sport, St Petersburg, Stockholm, Tallinn, Venice, Verona, Vienna, Vilnius, Warsaw

    If your Christmas indulgences have left you entering 2014 full of well-intentioned resolutions to get fit, then you’re not alone! No matter how dedicated you start your year, it’s often difficult to keep the training motivation levels high when the cold and dreary January weather offers little of an incentive to get outside and...

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    Rail Travel in France – A Great Option despite the recent Disruption

    by  • September 11, 2013 • City Breaks, Multi Centre Breaks, Nice, Paris, Rail • 0 Comments

    French train services have been disrupted again this week as the CGT labour union has asked workers to strike over plans to reform the country’s pension system. The union has called for protests and work stoppages as President Francois Hollande’s Socialist government prepares to legislate on pension reforms.  Rail and other public services in...

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    The Weird and Wonderful Architecture of Europe

    by  • July 15, 2013 • Architecture, Brussels, City Breaks, Copenhagen, Nice, Prague, Reykjavik • 0 Comments

    A short while ago, we took a look at some of Europe’s most famous examples of modernist architecture, from Gehry’s iconic Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao to the colourful pipes adorning the exterior of Paris’ Centre Pompidou. And yet, our research threw up so many striking, original and simply fabulous pieces of architectural genius, we...

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