Local info

Closest Boulangerie – Patisserie des Travails – 19 Chemin des Travails ,

open 06:30-19:30, (walk 12 min/car 2min)

Our personal favourite boulangerie – Bour Patisserie Boulangerie Traiteur – 94 Avenue des Alpes, open 06:15-20:00 daily. (walk 20 min/car 8min)


Leclerc – 344 Chemin des Moulieres, La Colle-sur-loup – open 08:30-20:30, Sunday 9-13;00 . (walk 20 min/car 8min)

Casino supermarche – Avenue des Alpes , open 06:0-12:00am (walk 17 min/car 5min)

LIDL – 66 Avenue de Verdun, open 08:30-20:00 (walk 17 min/car 5min)

Shopping centre Polygone Riviera – 119 Avenue des Alpes, open 10:00-20:00 (walk 25 min/car 5min)

Cheapest gas/fuel station at Leclerc

Macdonald – 103 Avenue des Alpes, open 7:30am- 12:30am, (walk 19 min/car 5min)

Places to see:

Saint Paul de Vencehttps://www.saint-pauldevence.com/en/

On the hill next to our house there is beautiful historical village of Saint Paul de Vence – dated back from 15th century this charming village full of art galleries and boutiques, flowers and hidden places, cafes and restaurants – “must see” in the area.
Tiny cosy streets will take you into completely different world – dreamy, colourful, full of history and amazing creations of artists devoted their life to expressing the Beauty.


From other side of our hill located Haut-de-Cagnes – my personal favourite gem of this area. The cinematographic appearance of this medieval village of Haut-de-Cagnes is beyond imagination. Situated at the top of the castle hill, is the historical part of the town. Around 650 people chose to live in this ancient quarter (classified historical site since 1948) for the calmness of its village life, so different from the frenetic pace of the Côte d’Azur. The lace of narrow pebbled streets, cool even at the heat, of summer days, charms by its architectural details, thousands of flower which grow everywhere, eventually will brings you to the main square with its Castle and panoramic view over sea and mountains. Have a glass of cold wine in the nearest cafe and enjoy the scenery.

Hint:  leave your car at one of the car parks in the town centre of Cagnes-sur-mer and the use the free shuttle bus “navette gratuite” n° 44, departing from the central bus station “Square Bourdet” or opposite the Tourist Information every 20 minutes, every day, all year around.


The Principality of Monaco, a small city-state overlooking the aquamarine waters of the Mediterranean Sea, is a place famed for its glamour and wealth. The Palais Princier, former home of Princess Grace and current home of her son, Prince Albert II, is at the top of the cliff-bound medieval Monaco-Ville.

Every year Monaco hosts most prestige events – Formula One Monaco Grand Prix, Monaco Yacht Show, the European Poker Tour, and the Monte Carlo Rally.

As the city district, Monte Carlo, is soaked in sun, money, expensive champagne, attracts millions of tourists from around the world.


During the Greek Empire in 500BC, the hill above the Old Town was named Nike, which is Greek for ‘victory’, making Nice the original Nike-Town.  During its multi-century Italian period it was called Nizza, and since becoming French just 150 years ago, it is called Nice.   The people of Nice are Niçoise, like the famous salad, and have their own dialect called Nissart. In the Old part of Nice you will see street names still have double names – in Italian and in French.

Fact from Nice history: The Heroine of Nice   In 1506, this town of only 3,000 inhabitants was attacked by a flotilla of 20,000 Franco-Turks.   After weeks under siege the town was still hanging on, and the attackers once again tried to scale the walls.  With very few soldiers left to mount a defense, a washer-woman, Catherine Segurane climbed up on the walls herself and tried to beat back the attackers with her laundry bat.   Incredibly, her blow killed a warrior, whereupon she impulsively grabbed his flag, lifted her skirt, and make a gesture like she was wiping her ass with it.   The attacking soldiers were humiliated; and the next day, weary and demoralized, the army gave up and Nice was saved.   Catherine Segurane is considered emblematic of the Nice spirit, and there are small monuments to her throughout the old town including a cannonball from the siege suspended on the corner of rue Droit and rue de la Loge.

Nice, capital of the Mediterranean south,  which, more than any other French city, survives on her powers of seduction. Visitors have provided the lifeblood, the gloss and the wellbeing ever since the 18th-century when British aristocrates started rolling in. Later, in the 1820s, the English expat community created the five-mile seaside promenade (hence its name) to provide both work for locals and pleasant strolling for all, from small to old. Russian royal family have chosen Nice as winter destination since 1856 and have left undeniable mark on the city.

Great blog about Nice life here http://www.bestofniceblog.com/history-nice-france/quick-history-of-nice-france/





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