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Preparing your trip to Nice: advices & hints - things to do and to obey

1. Fans of shopping should not forget to should visit «degriffes» shops, in which they can buy clothes and shoes of famous brands. These shops sell unsold merchandise from department stores, and prices are several times lower than in regular shops.
2. Service charge in hotels and restaurants is usually included in the total bill and estimates around 15% of the full amount. Tips can be left only in some open-air cafes and bars, but this is not necessary.
3. When you visit a restaurant, a bar or a night club, you should be very attentive to the choice of clothing. Provocative and revealing outfits are not recommended.
4. You should not sit at the first free table you see in a restaurant as it can be already booked. A waiter indicates free sets to guests.
5. Make sure you watch your belongings carefully in the crowded places. Despite the fact that the crime level in Nice is one of the lowest in the country, many citizens and guests of the city cannot protect themselves from dexterous pickpockets. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. Locals really appreciate all attempts of visitors to speak their native language. Make sure you learn several phrases in French. This will not only easier the communication with citizens, but also will help to gain respect of hotels’ employees.
7. Street markets open very early. Many traders start closing their outlets already at the noon, so it's recommended to go shopping early.
Le Meridien Nice, which is located on Promenade des Anglais, remains one of the most expensive and luxury hotels in Nice. Even the most discerning guests will be pleased with posh suites for … Open
8. If your French friends invite you to visit their home, you should not refuse in any case as it can hurt hospitable people. Friends should definitely present modest gifts. A bouquet of flowers and good wine will be enough.
9. While walking on the sidewalk, you must be especially careful. Thieves on motorbikes are one of the major problems of Nice. They snatch bags from passers-by on the go.
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What to visit being in Nice - unique sights

Orthodoxe Russe Saint-Nicolas Cathedral

From the series “The Most Astonishing Orthodox Churches”
A great number of interesting stories are connected with this wonderful Nice’s cathedral. One of them tells us about the transformation of Saint Nicolas icon. At one time it belonged to Russian Tsar Nikolay Alexandrovich – the son of the emperor Alexander II. Within years this reliquary had paled and the old image of Saint Nicolas got darker. In the middle of the 20th century, the icon was put on the altar. When this was made, a real miracle happened. The colours became brighter and the icon lightened. Until now there wasn’t made any restoration work on it. … Read further

Menton

From the series “The Most Magical and Picturesque Cities in the World”
The main historical attraction of the resort town is the Saint-Michel church - a spectacular Baroque monument. In the church has almost completely preserved the original design. Its visitors can enjoy ancient frescoes and mosaics. Many travelers to the city are attracted not only by unique historical sites, but also by the opportunity to be photographed against the background of colorful houses. The best time to visit the resort town is the end of February. At this time, the most significant cultural event, a Festival of lemons, starts in Menton. … Read further

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New Elite Scotch Club Opens in the Balmoral Hotel in Edinburgh

The new elite club promises that each visit will be a memorable one. A team of whisky experts and ambassadors will prepare something new every time club members come to enjoy the finest whisky. The amber drink carefully selected by The Macallan is served in Lalique glasses. This French crystal maker is famous for its flawless quality. Whisky Ambassadors can also make cocktails with the Macallan Malt Scotch Whisky. Read this

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Travelling to Nice - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Nice. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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