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Nice, France: Give Nice a chance!

Nice, France: Give Nice a chance!

Nice’s role as a prime vacation spot was sealed by mid-19th-century artists. Even many guidebooks today reproduce those dreamy sketches and soft watercolors depicting the broad sweep of the Promenade des Anglais, well-dressed couples walking arm-in-arm, the azure Mediterranean to the right, the hills of Mont Alban and striking Mont Boron in the distance. Times » Read more

Nice Tip: Travel the French Riviera for 1 Euro!

Nice Tip: Travel the French Riviera for 1 Euro!

Nice, and the rest of the French Riviera, don’t typically make the cut when we think of a budget getaway. But, luckily for us Cheapos there are ways to make it so. When I was there this July, I found some wallet-friendly hotels, but once in the land of fois gras and rosé wine, Nice » Read more

Nice Free Museum: Musee d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain

Nice Free Museum: Musee d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain

Nice is a happening summer destination, but all that beach time can get hot, hot, hot! When you need a break from the heat, step on into the Musée d’Art Moderne et d’Art Contemporain (Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art) for a cool respite full of beautiful, mind expanding art—and all for free! What’s on? » Read more

Nice: Free International Music Festival in August

Nice: Free International Music Festival in August

Nice is home to many annual concert series, including the world-renowned Nice Jazz Festival in July and the International Festival of Military Music in October. If you’ll be in town toward the end of the summer and don’t feel like shilling out Euros to see a star-studded line-up (or if French military fanfare isn’t your » Read more

Nice cheap souvenir: Bottle of Pastis

Nice cheap souvenir: Bottle of Pastis

Nothing tastes better or more provencale, than a glass of pastis in the afternoon, before a hearty dish of bouillabaisse, or after dinner. For the love of Cheapo, when in Nice, please bring home a bottle of this delectable aperitif from the south of France. Cheers back home In 1915, absinthe, sometimes known as the “green fairy,” » Read more

Nice: Monastere Notre Dame de Cimiez (for free)

When in Nice, take a break from the Mediterranean waters and head to the posh, northern suburb of Cimiez. The town offers ancient ruins from its important past (it was the region’s capital city during Roman times, 1,700 years ago), along with museums, a famous cemetery, and the Monastere Notre-Dame de Cimiez. The area is also home » Read more

Nice: The “Nice Riviera Pass” debuts. Should you hop on the bus?

The Nice Visitors Bureau just announced the debut of their new visitor’s pass, labeled the Nice “Riviera Pass”. Is it a good deal? It depends on your trip plans. Here’s a quick overview: The pass: The Nice “Riviera Pass” is a tourist pass that grants holders free entry into a number of the area’s attractions, as well as numerous discounts throughout the region. » Read more

Biggest. Shrimp. Ever.

photograph courtesy of Peter Meyers We’ll admit it, we’re foodies. We love delicacies of all sorts—be they mass-produced or true gourmand-level foodstuffs.  Whether it’s oddball licorice from Sweden, boxes of Finnish chocolates full of mysterious and quasi-toxic liqueurs, or staffer Laura’s butterscotch cookies, you’ll always find us snacking on something at 611 Broadway. But even we weren’t prepared for our meal at Café » Read more

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