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Five Days To Nice 2-7 January 2009

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 Travel: by train


Lodging: Hotel Elvetique is a 2 stars situated in proximity of the Place Massena, the most known plaza in the city, cost for 5 nights 309 Euro, double room, all the services (tv, safe,  wifi, bathroom, shower).

Meals: in particular we remember the restaurant Acchiardo, in the old city, typical nice menu (unchanged from years) and Voyageur - nissart, with french cuisine, a little creative

 In both the restaurants bill about 12-18 Euro each.

What have remarked in particular

Lights and Christmas decorations

The place Massena with the magnificent works of art of Jaume Plensa: the Fontain du Soleil with its statues and the “Conversation to Nice”  seven statues settled about  6-8 meters high, that represent the continents of the earth, in the night they are internally illuminate from lights of different colour transmitted from one to the other to symbolize the transmission of the culture among the people of the earth,  also remarkable the flooring and the benches in marble.

walking onthe Promenade des Anglais and to lay down us to the sun on the stone beach.

Walking on the Old Nice and visit the Baroque church, we remark the church of Saint Reparata.

walking for the market of the Cours Saleya (marchè aux fleur) and of the Place Garibaldi.

To visit the Russian church of S. Nicolas, one of the most important and beautiful orthodox churches out of Russia, partly imitating the church of St. Basilio in Moscow.      

To visit the exbhitions of worksof Salvador Dali inside the hotel Negresco, historical hotel in Nice.

It visits to the Roman amphitheatre on the hill of Cimiez


To visit the Museum Chagall, in the museum the biblical works and the “Cantico dei Cantici” are exposed, it is the greatest world exposure of this great artist (don’t loose).

To visit the town of Vallauris (25 kms from Nice, bus n. 200,1 Euro each) and the Museum Picasso with the magnificent monumental work of the Chapel of the War and the Peace insidea reconstructed Roman chapel, great more than 120 mqs), on the external place of the museum the famous bronzy statue of Picasso the “Homme au mouton,” inside the museum    there are many beautiful works in ceramics of Picasso, also important  the museum Magnelli, famous abstract painter of Florence, and a temporary exhibition of azulejos and zelliges, “le sourire du chat”, famous decorative tiles of ceramics, very diffused in Spain and Portugal, if you go before March 9 consider “not to lose”,.

To make a complete tour of the only tram line.

To visit the Notre Dame church of Cimiez monastery and the gardens, particularly interesting painter Luis Brea's works (1500), very beautiful and ample the gardens.

To visit the Museum of human Palaeontology Terra Amata  rising in the same places where the archaeological finds were discovered, inside a great temporary exposure of postage stamps (Préhistoire de timbres), issued by all the states of the world and having for subject the great themes of the prehistory and the archaeology.

Ferny Forner

Rita Risoli





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Nice 2009, France