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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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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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Nice Wins the Gold: Hosting the 2030 Winter Olympic Games

In a shocking upset, Nice just won Olympic Gold! In a surprise announcement by the IOC, the Nice/French Alps candidature to host the Winter Olympics in 2030 not only made the cut (whew!) …but was the only bid to make … Continue reading

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Nice Emerges from its Covid Coma!

After one crazy year Nice is finally shaking off its confinement blues!  Today is the long awaited moment when Nice’s restaurant terraces, sidewalk cafes and outdoor bars can open back up again (albeit at 50% capacity) …and the ville is … Continue reading

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Big Benefits for Bilingual Brains

Bonne nouvelle, ex-pats!   Those embarrassing gaffes and awkward efforts to master French will ultimately pay off in ways you never expected… with a lean, mean brain that can even ward off the effects of Alzheimer’s!   A raft of new studies are showing that … Continue reading

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