Returning to Nice: A guide to Vieille Ville

One of the most beautiful neighbourhoods of Nice is Old Nice, or Vielle Ville. Here’s your guide to the highlights, what shops to visit and where you’ll find the best icecream and macaroons!

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Numbers of Nice

I am someone who likes to make lists. Lists are comforting, orderly, and provide a nice, alternative way of recounting experiences. While there are a lot of posts about the lovely city of Nice to come, in this post I want to summarize our stay in this wonderful city on the Côte d’Azur, in the […]

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Feathery Postcards: a trip to Avifauna

When our trip to Nice was cut short, we decided to plan some other activities in what was left of our vacation. As a child, I had visited the bird-zoo Avifauna a couple of times and I wanted to visit once more. What better time than during our vacation? Avifauna is a bird-zoo with big […]

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Nice Guide for Ordinary Travelers

Wanderlust Wonderland brings you: a travel guide for ordinary travelers, with must-sees, tips and tricks and the most delicious food, for ordinary travelers, like you and me. I fell in love with Nice the first time I was there. Only fifteen years old on a schooltrip I didn’t even want to be on. But the […]

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Scaredy Cat and the closed gates of Nice

Our last day in Nice was another adventure for Scaredy cat, or rather grumpy cat, when we got locked in three times in one day! Our first day, we had explored the seaside and our second day, we spent at Cimiez Hill before heading towards our second hotel. When booking our vacation, we had planned […]

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Exploring Cimiez Hill

On our first (and only) full day in Nice we set out to explore. Our previous day we had spent at the beach, but today we wanted to explore the city a bit more. So after the traditional croissant and jus d’orange for breakfast, we set out to Cimiez, one of the less touristic places […]

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A nice Beach Day in Nice

Girl overlooking the blue cote d'azur in Nice, France

The roadtrip continued when we left Dijon. Destination: Nice. I was so happy driving. The clouds slowly disappeared, the vegetation changed and the temperature didn’t seem to stop rising. We were driving south and we were so excited! The drive from Dijon to Nice took another 6 hours but it’s one of the most beautiful […]

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An afternoon in Dijon

Bonjour! Ever since covid hit, I’ve been aching to visiting France again. More specifically: Nice, in the south of France or The côte d’azur. Because boyfriend didn’t feel quite safe going by plane yet, we opted for a roadtrip. But as the road from the Netherlands to Nice is quite a long one (as we […]

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The Traveling Bookworm in the French Riviera

Whenever I am planning a new trip, I always look for literature from the area I’m visiting. Authors that came from the regions or books that are set within certain cities. This way, I get to know a little of the (literary) history of the city. I have found some great books and new favourite […]

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