Practicalities to make everything easier in Nice…

Trip Prep:  What you need to know before you go…  Includes 7 things to do the month before you you leave, and 5 must-have accessories to buy ahead of time.

Weather in Nice and when is the best time to come

Toilet Finder App symbol

French Public Toilets:  Avoiding awkwardness

Crime and Scams in Nice:  How to keep from getting pickpocketed, purse snatched, or scammed while visiting Nice, including the petition scam, the ring scam, and a few others…

I heart Nice iphone coverHow to Stay Connected in France: Pocket Wifi vs. French SIM Cards

The Best Free iPhone Apps for Nice

Finding Free Wifi in Nice

ET phone home! Calling home from France

How to use a French Laundromat

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Changing Money and using Credit Cards in France:  The best way to change money, cash travelers checks, choose your ATM, and which credit cards to bring.

Emergency!  English-speaking doctors, house calls (yes, they still do that here!), best emergency rooms, calling the cops, and more.

French Public Holidays:  Banks are closed, buses and trains run on a reduced schedule (if at all), and the taxis charge double!

Photo Credits: WC door plaque from Paris France Products, suitcase, and Euros by Fergoweb, all licensed under Creative Commons.  Nice poster and smartphone coque from

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