Category Archives: Bargain Hunting

Christmas in Nice: Hidden Holiday Treasures

Everyone knows about the Christmas Village at Place Massena, the giant Winter Ferris Wheel, and Christmas eve Midnight Mass in Old Nice (…which actually starts at 11pm, btw), but here are a few little local holiday gems that you might not know … Continue reading

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Nice Jazz Fest Kicks ‘OFF’ with Free Concerts

The Nice Jazz Festival is already known as the Riviera summer jazz festival with the most bang for the buck, but did you know that they also have a completely free side festival, the Nice Jazz OFF Festival? Beyond the … Continue reading

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The Golden Ring of Vintage Shopping in Old Nice

If you like vintage glamour, second-hand chic, discount designer duds and unique fashion finds, put on your shopping shoes and head to Old Nice.  Here is a circuit over just a couple of blocks where bargain hunters will find their bonheur in boutiques ranging from vintage to … Continue reading

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Good-bye Uber-Pop. Hello Uber-X…!

The taxi union’s intimidation tactics succeeded in killing off the wildly popular bargain ride-sharing service Uber-Pop this week.  …But from the ashes has emerged… Uber-X! Before we had Uber-Pop, which was staffed with moonlighting non-professional drivers, and Uber Black Car which are legal VTC’s … Continue reading

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Fete du Chateau

Saturday and Sunday, June 27 and 28, is the one weekend a year when you can go up to the majestic Chateau du Nice at night …although admittedly it looks a little less than majestic filled with hippies and sausage stands…!  It’s the annual Fete du Chateau, a funky free … Continue reading

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How to see the Monaco Grand Prix for Free

In my last post I gave you the scoop on how to do the Cannes Film Festival without a badge, …well here’s how to see the Monaco Grand Prix without a ticket…! The most glamorous and prestigious racing event in the … Continue reading

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Best Beach Bargains in Nice

How expensive is a day at the beach in Nice?  The Nice-Matin recently published a comprehensive study of all Nice beaches, comparing the price of a lounge chair + parasol + lunch (Salade Nicoise, Coke and a coffee).   And the winners are… … Continue reading

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Chagall Museum Free on First Sunday

  photo: www.musee-chagall.fr Nice has an abundance of great museums, and the Chagall Museum is one of the best.  And even better: on the first Sunday of each month, the Musee Chagall is free, so if you haven’t been in a while, now’s … Continue reading

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