Hey Nice, you were sooo nice! I loved spending time here on the coast for about 4 or 5 days as I finished two and a half weeks in France. Nice is the main central city on the French Riviera and it's very easy and accessible to reach other towns along the coast via bus or train. I spent time strolling along the sea and at the beach in Nice, and then on other days I took buses to Antibes, Cannes, Eze, and Monaco. I'm so glad I was able to explore so much of the coast and enjoy the gorgeous weather.
One attribute that makes Nice so great is the diversity. It's a huge cultural hub as it's a vacation destination spot for tourists year round. I also LOVED how friendly the people were. Compared to the other places I visited in France, locals in Nice were so open and happy. It was refreshing to talk to locals who were accepting of tourists.
For this episode, I spoke with Marianne who owns a little organic cafe that I had dinner in. She is so passionate about her work and serving the community healthy and local foods, and she was also a riot to talk to! I'm glad I got her perspective about Nice, and her love for the town really shines here. I also spoke with Najeed - he owns the hostel that I stayed in and was SO accommodating and welcoming. He is originally from Paris and moved to Nice when he was 30 to get away from the hustle bustle life and to feel more relaxed on the sea. He gave me great suggestions on other towns to visit in the Riviera and I'm glad I got to talk to him about his experiences in both cities.
I loved Nice! Have fun with this one!