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A la Colthard/ Eden Roc Hotel and Tetou

Neither of the two places we visited yesterday would be for anyone on an austerity budget. You have the impression that after driving past the gorgeous villas of Cap D’Antibes, the largest is owned by Boris Yeltsin’s daughter, that both are maximising the super wealth of the area. [...]

April 26, 2017 // 0 Comments

A la Colthard /Sanary memory

We all left Sanary yesterday evening with positive memories. We particularly liked the hotel, La Farandole. A modern construction of stone overlooking the beach, la Gorgette, between Sanary and Bandol it had lovely views over the bay. My room with plate glass windows looking out to sea, cream tiles [...]

April 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

A la Colthard/ touristy restaurants

The description of a restaurant as ‘touristy’ is often used by locals to mean expensive or poor food and certainly a place they would not visit. I do not always think this fair nor conversely that local restaurants are always the best either. 3 restaurants I am reviewing today might be [...]

April 20, 2017 // 0 Comments

Nice update

Michel De Vacri There was a possibility that yesterday if the results went our way OGM NIce would be top of the Ligue Une. Sadly league leaders Monaco beat Dijon 2-1 with a late goal from Falcoa though we won 3-1 over Nancy. We are certain of third place, the first such finish for 41 years , and [...]

April 16, 2017 // 0 Comments

Day in Nice

Michel de Vacri It’s good to see Monsieur Robert back in Nice with his Godson and his mother. Yesterday I was their tour guide. We started in the Cours Saleya market and shopping for food and various other domestic chores. After a late breakfast a la francaise of a baguette and croissants we [...]

April 12, 2017 // 0 Comments

Negresco, chateau, Bob’s salad and La Mere Germaine

Yesterday was a full on day but before I describe it I have to do a bit of back tracking. Bob has already praised Accadio which I endorse as it was the best of the old quarter restaurants in terms of comfort, food and price. Blue Beach, recommended by Bob’s friend Rory, was less pricey but [...]

April 4, 2017 // 0 Comments

A la Colthard

GRAND HOTEL DU CAP FERRAT Whilst unquestionably a hotel that justifies its name in terms of location, elegance and amenity and one we always visit every year they were a bit naughty with their pricing. 14 Euros for a latte? Come on!!! After being charged 60 euros just to use the pool!!! Admittedly, [...]

March 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

A la Colthard

I always enjoy the Rust trip to Nice. March and April supposedly spring can be cold and windy in the UK whilst it is 15 degrees here. On our first night we went to La Petite Maison. I too was overwhelmed by the warmth of welcome of its owner Nicole as her rudeness is legendary and only matched by [...]

March 24, 2017 // 0 Comments

Bob’s birthday and Cote d’Art

One of the things I most enjoy about the Cote d’Azur is the public art or to put it differently the U.K. suffers by comparison. Even in London there might be the odd public sculpture, memorial fountain or park gates usually of a poor standard. Here in Nice we noticed immediately a blue modern [...]

March 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

A la Colthard/Malmaison Brighton

I have already visited the new Malmaison in Brighton Marina for breakfast when a refurb was in course so I thought I would go back with a French girlfriend in the event businesss. They acquired the hotel, formerly the Seattle, for £36m and spent another £3m on the refurb. It bore the familiar [...]

March 13, 2017 // 0 Comments

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