A new state pensioner’s salade Nicoise

A new state pensioner’s salade Nicoise

 

For my 65th birthday we flew to Nice for a long weekend.  Quite possibly, it’s my favourite city, relaxed and unpretentious, its face turned south to the Mediterranean and the broad sweep of the gorgeous Bay of Angels; a city with a beach and a promenade enlivened every hour of the day by a parade of strollers, rollerbladers, joggers, cyclists and bathers. Continue reading “A new state pensioner’s salade Nicoise”

A visit to the Matisse Museum in Nice

The Matisse Museum, which we visited this morning,  is situated on the hill of Cimiez, and we reached it by walking through the gardens of the Franciscan monastery and the park with Roman ruins. Nearby is the Hotel Regina where Matisse lived for a time. The Museum has been open since 1963 and houses a collection of works left by the artist to the city of Nice where he lived from 1918 until 1954. Continue reading “A visit to the Matisse Museum in Nice”

The Chagall Museum in Nice: the feeling of life

The Chagall Museum in Nice: the feeling of life

Our final port of call on our Nice trip was the National Chagall Museum. It contains seventeen superbly displayed large canvases depicting biblical scenes and themes from the Old Testament in bright, joyous colours.  The Chagall Museum also holds sculptures, stained glass windows, mosaics, tapestries, preparatory sketches, engravings, and lithographs by the artist. Continue reading “The Chagall Museum in Nice: the feeling of life”

Discovering Nice

Discovering Nice

We are in Nice for a few days of culture and countryside, and really impressed with the place. How wonderful to live in a major city (the fifth largest in France) and to have this glorious bay and beach just a step away from the centre! Continue reading “Discovering Nice”