NICE IS... APRIL DISCOVERIES
April is the time when the Sun is becoming warmer, the days longer and we all start making plans and dreams for summer!
We have collected the brightest events and discoveries brought by April.
1. BOATS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE FOUNTAIN
Starting with the very first day of April more known in Nice as Poisson d'Avril (April Fish) celebrating foolishness in a good way was bringing up surprises to unexpected places.
This year colourful boats appeared on Promenade du Paillon just in the middle of the fountain. It reminded a bit Venice in the centre of Nice!
photo: Syl Lerou Henaff
2. RUN IN COLOURS
On April, 3 the most colourful event of the year took place. Runbow, an engaging sporting event held all over France where participants get coloured during a run a distance of 5 kilometres through different zones: green, pink, blue and red closing with a concert with all colours.
3. PINKY-VIOLET BLOOMING
Even though the trees are supposed to be in blossom in April on French Riviera, every year it brings a nice surprise bringing pink and violet colours to the city. Castle hill, Cimiez Arenas, parks and various trees and flowers all over the city turn on their inspiring beauty mode.
4. DREAM FURTHER PHOTOGRAPHY
Sometimes for travel you don't always need to leave your city. There are corners and street that look like different cities and taking pictures you see totally different life there. That's the concept of exceptional photography exhibition presented by Gaëlle Simon, a talented young photographer from Nice.
Jekaterina Gallamova, a model, passionate about photography, perfectly represents the exhibition visually.
National Theatre of Nice: Promenade des Arts
Open till June, 20: from tuesdays to saturdays, 14h-19h
5. THREE NEW PLACES: COFFEE, GELATO AND PASTRIES
James is a great american photographer more known as 19 rivoli photography happily living in Nice who always loves to rediscover something new in a well-known beloved city.
He even has an impressive photoblog where he discovered something new during 90 days and shared his thoughts about simple things that make us stop for a moment and catch something important.
In April James has shared three new cafes with us that has found three nice spots.
Cafe Frei that has just celebrated 1-year anniversary in Nice is located in the Carré D'Or neighborhood on the corner of rue de France and rue de Rivoli.
This café features coffee from all over the globe! Sit inside to cool off from the heat or sit outside looking at the beautiful Musée Massena.
Casa Elli: a hidden gem in the center of Nice loacted on Rue Maccarani.
Featuring some of the most amazing gelati in all of Nice prepared on site with a charming Italian staff. La dolce vita!
Boulangerie Jeannot: You cannot miss this new boulangerie and cafe with its brightly colored "chaises blues" located next to the Nice Opera House.
It's the newest addition to the old town and has some of the best people watching in the city. Grab a croissant and coffee and enjoy the world walk by!
6. TRUE AZUR
The last days of April brought that unbelievable cold-blue colour uncomparable to anything else. For some reason it's always accompanied by a very windy weather and it's impressive performance you are happy to see. That's why we decided to keep it for the next month wallpaper!
8. NICE IS GORGEOUS. LIVE
9. NICEISLOVE POSTCARDS.
...are in the city. More details are coming soon! :)
Have a beautiful May!