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From 1917 until his death in 1954 the artist Matisse called Nice his home, and Jean-Beranrd Naudin and Gilles Plazy chronicle his painting and his recipes! “ Matisse: A Way of Life in the South of France ” covers this artist’s style both as a painter and cook. The colorful book will serve as inspiration, and while the recipes aren’t really for every day meals, would you expect any less of such a great master?
If you are searching for a good guidebook to Nice with updated maps, photos, hotel and restaurant reviews, etc., or just want to explore the French Riviera virtually on your computer, then be sure to download the free
2006 Schmap Nice Guide . You find up-to-date information about Nice on the Provence-Hideaways website, a free online travel guide of the Provence and Côte d'Azur, written by expatriates living in the Provence.
The social and cultural history of the Riviera from the late 1800's to the modern day is thoroughly researched and quirkily brought to life in Jim Ring's clourful " Riviera. The rise and rise of the Cote d'Azur " (paperback 2005, John Murray (Publishers))
If your trip to Nice will include venturing further afield then don’t leave home without DK’s “ Provence & The Cote D’azur ” (Eyewitness Travel Guides) by Paul Hines (Editors). This book, complete with detailed maps, will tell you where to go, where to shop, where to eat and how to be prepared for your journey of a lifetime to the south of France.