Author Archives: Allison Coe

The Tour de France Finish in Nice!

For the first time ever: The Tour de France will Finish in Nice! Due to the impending Olympic Games, for the first time in the history of the Tour de France, instead of finishing on the Champs-Élysées in Paris, this … Continue reading

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Two Major Hotel Openings that are Quite a Surprise

In medieval times, ancient Convent of the Visitation in Old Nice was an austere abode for pious nuns.  The nuns are long gone and the convent has been boarded up for decades, but nevertheless the locals fought tooth-and-nail to stop … Continue reading

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Nice’s Weekend Winery Bus: The Bellet Shuttle

It’s a conundrum: you want to visit Nice’s Bellet wine region, tour the picturesque wineries and taste lots of wine, but the vineyards are spread out in the backcountry, necessitating a car, and driving the windy roads isn’t exactly compatible … Continue reading

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Death of Artist Ben: Nice in Shock

Update:  The city held a huge memorial with the two caskets right in the middle of the Promenade du Paillon gardens (!) backed by a big screen with photos and memories.  Over 1400 people showed up to pay their respects, … Continue reading

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80 years ago today: the US Dropped Bombs on Nice!

In the spring of 1944, the situation in Nice was dire.  Nice was not only under German occupation, but after the townspeople frequently foiled the Gestapo’s efforts to ferret out hiding Jews, the SS had recently sent a new commandant, … Continue reading

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