Allison Coe on the beach in NiceAllison Coe

As the only one in my circle of friends that reads the Nice-Matin every day, I always end up being the go-to gal for local info.  Finally I decided to just put it in a blog.

I moved from Maui to Nice in the late 90’s with a sort of “Under the Tuscan Sun” vibe:  post-divorce, no job, no connections, no apartment, no residency card, …and not even able to speak French!   Fortunately, my naiveté was outmatched by stubbornness, resourcefulness, and a whole lot of luck, and 16 years later, not only am I still here, I am an expert.

Feel free to contact me below with comments on the blog, suggestions of topics to cover, or especially your favorite places in Nice that I might have missed.

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  1. Airious says:

    Greeting from Thailand!
    I just wanted to say Thank you! like HUGE thank you lol.
    your blog contain an informations a lot better than travel guide and many website out there, truly appreciated! Thanks again.

  2. Jacqui and Keith Ward says:

    Your blog is exactly what we have been looking for and so far we have only skimmed through.
    We particularly like your clear, informative writing style.
    Looking forward to learning so much more from you.
    So many thanks Allison for taking the time. I will be recommending you to our Nice friends who I’m sure will enjoy your site so that they can pass it on to their visitors like us.

  3. Nathaniel Labordo says:

    Thank you for a very informative blog about Nice. Very useful for an amateur traveler like me. I’ll be in Nice on May and getting all the ideas from your blog.

  4. Leonie Powrie says:

    Thanks for the great info so far! I was in Nice in 2013.. I wish I’d read your blog beforehand. Visiting this January and will be so much more prepared. Cheers! Leonie

  5. Maria says:

    Hola! Vamos a Niza desde Buenos Aires , Argentina y me encanta tu blog..nos vemos allí en agosto! Maria

  6. exoligu says:

    Thanks for your inspiring blog !

  7. mariabrennandt@gmail.c0m says:

    Just discovered your brilliant web site

    Love your suggested Jazz venues ,


    MariA Dublin Irl

  8. petra says:

    Hi Allison,
    I’m from Munich and I’m writing the food and travel blog http://www.dermutanderer.de.
    Your blog was so helpfully at my last visit at Nice, so I wanted to thank you!
    Best from Munich

  9. Jane says:

    Hear! Hear! to Geraldine. Been fortunate enough to have lived in Nice for some months on three occasions. Very much hope to visit again. In the meantime… Allison’s ‘Best of Nice’ really is the next best thing to being there and keeping in touch.

  10. Milko Adzharov says:

    I’m delighted I came across your site and was wondering if you or any of your readers can give me some advice about recruitment in France. I’m working for a company that is looking to expand into Nice and was wondering if anyone had any advice on the best places to advertise locally. We are looking for English speaking business managers so any advice would be greatly appreciated. We’ve advertised on Linkedin and Monster.com but haven’t had much luck attracting the right applicants.

  11. jeff combs says:

    Thanks for your great ideas and I’ll be leaving in 36 hours and never would’ve came here unless for your blog . I’ll be back in May for 16 nites can’t wait . Well one more #100 bus(1.5e) to Monaco and Coffee(2e) then to NCE(6e) . Love the Monoprix and I tell them so .

    Thank You


  12. Geraldine O'Neill says:

    love your website. going to nice in april. my first visit. have been on many sites and yours stands out by a mile. Thanks.

  13. Judi says:

    Hi Allison,
    Just wanted to say I’m so happy I discovered your site – it is fabulous! Not even sure how I got here (possibly Tripadvisor, or looking for guided tours), but you cover everything a visitor could ever need to know.
    I’ll be spending a week in August, this will be my sixth visit to Nice but still have so much more to see – so I will be checking your blog regularly.

    Thanks again for your great work.


  14. Jane Hutton says:

    Hi there, just read your site and think it is FANTASTIC!! So much information and I couldn’t stop reading. You must have put in a huge amount of research and continued attention to this.

  15. As I was updating the transportation section of our guest book for our Nice apartment, I stumbled upon your blog, wherein I lost myself for the better part of an hour… Thank you for this terrific resource!

  16. Judy Hervall says:

    This is very helpful for me and our guests. We have an apartment in Nice and Cannes and this blog will be great to forward to them.

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