Seven years ago I decided to pack up all my belongings, leave my home (and my loved ones) to move to the South of France – Nice precisely. Honestly, it was an impulsive decision but I was seeking an adventure and wanted to flirt with my love affair with France.
Of course, I was terrified, in fact when I arrived I called my sister near to tears regretting my decision. BUT that soon wore off after my first week in the sun and what I experienced was a lot of good wine, unforgettable days and nights out with my new friends and created some of the best memories. Living in Nice and Paris really helped shaped me as a person and looking back, I’m glad I took the jump.
This summer, I decided to return to Nice to show my fiancé why I fell in love with this beautiful city in hope that he would love it too. I insisted on being his tour guide (much to his annoyance).
As soon as we stepped off the plane, naturally my first instinct was to grab a bite to eat. Our first stop was a lovely café, Déli Bo near the Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain. There’s a great selection of brunch options and the highlight is definitely their cakes.
Deli Bo’s ‘Balthazar’ was my favourite, a delicious three chocolate mousse.
Vieux Nice (Old Town) is the lively part of the city and full of hidden treasures.
It’s perfect for getting lost in the small, windy roads and stumbling on vintage shops, cute little restaurants, street food, spice shops, the Cathédrale Ste-Réparate and my favourite… Fenocchio. Stupidly, I forgot to take a picture of this epic ice cream stall – which has over 90 ice cream flavours – clearly I was too busy stuffing my face!
The buildings are truly stunning and can feel like you’ve stepped back in time.
Also within Vieux Nice is a good Italian called La Favola – which became a regular of ours (much to my annoyance). My partner insisted on the many visits. Don’t get me wrong, the food is definitely worth a try but there is only so much pasta I can consume… I’d definitely recommend this dish below.
I’ll be sharing more from my trip to Nice – so keep an eye out on the blog.