Once there, of course, you will need a refreshing Gelato - but which one to go to? There is gelato on every corner but this one is for sure a great choice with homemade ice-cream. Pop this into your sat nav for a cool down. The dark chocolate Sorbetto was gorgeous and guilt-free!
Gelateria Azzurro 1, rue St. Reparate 06300
With a little planning ahead, book L'Avomatique
to ensure you get a table. This new and tasty restaurant prides itself in fresh, local ingredients with natural beer and wine selections. The staff are so friendly and helpful and the food is worth a weekend trip. If white wine is your fancy, you must try Domaine de Barbossi 2017.
I suggest a couple of side trips and I would suggest renting a car because if you have flown all this way - there are a few other things to see.
Just past Monaco about an hour drive out of Nice, you could visit the Eileen Gray E-1027 house
. Tours are given by Cap Moderne and well worth it with very entertaining and enlightening tour guides. It's a view into another lifetime and great taste in design! Included in the tour is the Cabanos the Le Corbusier built on the same site - but that is a whole other story… Fun fact: did you know that Le Corbusier was his stage name and not his real one?
The location is as stunning as the artwork. I found a couple of things not meant to be art but thought they were funny to include. An electrical box kept shut with a wax stamp system used for letter writing, a shade with shadows not dissimilar to James Turrell! The 'Antibians' also seem to be fond of a bit of trompe l’oeil.
And the classic trip to St. Paul de Vence would be a shame to miss. A walk through the town is a sight for sore eyes - a bit touristy but you can see why its a must to visit. Foundation Maeght
is always stunning and really worth the trek up the hill and walkabout. Especially in a pair of TN sandals :-)