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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.

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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.

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Deli Bo’s ‘Balthazar’ was my favourite, a delicious three chocolate mousse.

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Vieux Nice (Old Town) is the lively part of the city and full of hidden treasures.

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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!

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The buildings are truly stunning and can feel like you’ve stepped back in time.

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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.

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I’ll be sharing more from my trip to Nice – so keep an eye out on the blog.

S.L.