What I love most about France is that if you don’t speak French you can communicate in your own language (Bulgarian, Thai, Arabic, you name it) and the result will be the same as if you were speaking in English – the locals will always reply in French. It doesn’t matter that you happen to be in a top touristic destination, visited by millions of people yearly from all over the world.
That’s one of the main reasons France is never in my bucket list. I mean, I can understand good part of what they say because I’m super smart but, come on, showing a little respect to the people who spend their money in your country couldn’t be such a bad idea, right?
However, since there are some charming places near the border with Italy, I sporadically leave all my prejudices at home and hit the road to the French Riviera. This time we went to Nice and Saint Tropez (more on the latter in the next post).
I have always visited in winter so it was nice to see how is life during summer. I have to admit that the absence of the strong and cold mistral wind makes everything far more enjoyable.
Here are some pics from our days in Nice, also known as La Belle. Considering that it’s France’s fifth largest city is has a pretty cozy atmoshpere, don’t you think? So, yes, Nice is nice.
P.S. If you want to experience the authentic local cuisine try Chez Palmyre in the old town. It is always packed (there are around 20 seats) so you’d better make a reservation in advance.