08 Jan Outside Paris: I’m off to Nice for a Night
Nice, France is very nice I hear. Long ago placed on my bucket list, I can’t wait to see the views from the Hotel Palais de la Méditerranée. I have seen old photographs of the Art Deco façade from years gone by and wondered if they could possibly resurrect its majesty. I read that they recently (2004) completed the construction project and I have seen pictures of it online. If it looks half as good in person as it does online how fantastic. I promise to take loads of photos and will try to do the place justice.
While it will be way too cold to take advantage of the hotel’s private beach, five-star luxury awaits me on the water’s edge of the Bay of Angels in the Côte d’Azur. It has a reputation as having excellent service and I love that they have made a commitment to business travelers and social media by providing free WiFi. But let’s get down to brass tacks…at the end of the day, the comfort of the room, layout or cleanliness could be smashing, but it’s all down to the bar. I think I will love Hotel Palais because rumor has it, the barman at the lounge with the panoramic view knows how to make proper “American” cocktails – let’s hope he makes a good Martini because my cohort in travel for this trip, Elizabeth, sets her watch by her 5 o’clock Martini craving. Myself, I require a great glass of Bordeaux or Burgundy served at the correct temperature – quite simple really. I can’t wait!
Life is too short not to experience a bit of luxury! Follow me on my path to showing you some of the best places to stay and things to do in Europe. Stay tuned…
Any suggestions for me while in Nice? Please keep in mind I have just one afternoon and one night to experience it all. Many thanks!
13 Promenade des Anglais 06000 Nice, France
Tel: +33 (0) 4 92 14 77 00