France – Paris and Nice
By Richard Chapo
beaches to the alps, France has a little of something
for everyone. In this article, we take a look at Paris
and the beach city of Nice.
is hard to know where to start when discussing Paris.
Take a boat down the Seine River and you will pass Notre
Dame, the Eiffel Tower and so many other notable spots
it is easy to get overwhelmed. The city is simply that
considered the most glamorous city in Europe, Paris has
a little of everything. For the romantic, one can visit
the haunts of famous writers, historical sites of just
about every nature and the Moulin Rouge.
the other hand, art lovers can spend weeks visiting the
100 plus museums in the city with, of course, the Louvre
being the crown jewel. Personally, I found the Rodin Museum
just as interesting, particularly since there was a much
the best way to experience Paris is just to wander around.
Yes, take a few days to visit the notable tourist traps…err,
destinations. Once you get tired of standing in crowds,
walk out of your hotel and just keep on going. You will
find little neighborhoods with eccentric characteristics
to make you smile. As you plod along, real cafes and gathering
places will become apparent. Make sure you visit them
as the locals in these neighborhoods are very friendly
is a small beach city just to the east of Cannes in the
south of France. It is an odd mix of old world charm and
beach culture. In and of itself, there is nothing particular
about Nice when compared to Cannes with the exception
of the prices. They are significantly cheaper and you
get pretty much the same thing.
extremely positive thing about Nice is the launching factor.
Nice is close to everything and a natural launching point
to go practically anywhere in the general region. You
can hop on a train to the east and be in Monaco in 15
minutes. You can take a 20 minute minivan trip inland
to learn how to make cheese and soap. Thankfully, this
isn’t the same location.
is a diverse country with a rich history. It can be easy
to overdose on the volume of things to see, but you can’t
do much worse than just walking out your door and exploring.
Remember, those boots were made for walking.
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