Category Archives: Nice

Remembering 2013 French Dream Vacation Style

 2013 was a great year for FrenchDreamVacations! The world is a beautiful place and we are very lucky that we live the frenchdream lifestyle. The frenchdream lifestyle is more than just hopping on a plane and landing in a foreign destination; the lifestyle is about truly embracing the food, culture, weather, people, and fashion of… Read More »

St. Barths Wishes Go On the TOP of Santa’s Letter

   While the weather outside is frightful, the St. Barths forecast is HOT,HOT,HOT! It is time to start that wish list for Santa’s letter!  A St. Barths vacation can top the list. We will guide you with flights, lodging, restaurants, rental vehicles, fashion style and all of the aspects of “what to expect.” is partnering… Read More »

Westminster Hotel Beach Lunch in Nice While Celebrating a Summer with Matisse

                     The French city of Nice offers a cosmopolitan culture that transcends from the early European clientele. The Greeks arrived first and were followed by the Italian, English and Russian aristocracy.  The city boasts a famous Mediterranean seaport and a South of France temperate climate. When… Read More »

Leaving St. Tropez

 The writer Colette observed that “there is only one road into St. Tropez, which also is the only road out, but why would anyone want to leave?” So true. Our month in St. Tropez has come to an end. We had champagne cocktails with Tropezian friends last evening. They made a convincing case that we… Read More »

Hotel Westminster in Nice

 Sitting facing the Mediterranean on the east end of the Promenade des Anglais is our favorite Nice hotel, the four star Hotel Westminster.  While not as posh as its next door neighbor, the Negresco, the Westminster also is not nearly as expensive. The Westminster has everything we want in a vacation hotel. There is a… Read More »

La Taverne Massena in Nice, France

 Our second day of rain in the past 2 months. The promise of 300 days a year of sunshine has certainly been kept for us. We’re spending the day in Nice, about a 90 minute drive east of St. Tropez. Nice was part of Italy for centuries and the Italian influence is evident. We ate… Read More »

New Europcar Rental Car Counter in Nice, France

 We arrived at 8:30 a.m into the Nice airport and moved through customs easily in about 15 minutes. While waiting for the luggage I grabbed a complimentary luggage cart that we then rolled out the exit (sortie) door to the 5 minute walk to the brand new Europcar rental car counter. Here’s a picture of… Read More »