Nice (4th ed.)
Walk & Eat
John Underwood and Pat Underwood
published 2015 • 4.5" x 6" • 144 pages • full-color
ISBN 9781856914307 • paperback • $14.99 •
This pocket-sized full-color guide to walking in Nice and the Côte d'Azur is designed for short-break walking holidays using the excellent public transport services. Nice is easily and inexpensively reached by several budget airlines, and the climate makes for brilliant walking and excursions all year round.
Besides Nice itself, the book describes walks and excursions in the most beautiful coastal and inland areas easily reached by public transport-from the Esterel in the west to Cap Martin in the east, and from the coast north to the Alps. Note: All of the 12 walking routes in this book are included in the same authors' Landscapes of eastern Provence (which has 36 walks), so do use the "Look Inside" facility to compare coverage in the two guide books.
Even "non-walkers" will appreciate the large-scale plan of Nice centre, descriptions of the sights, and recommendations for restaurants in Nice and places like Cap Ferrat, La Turbie, Menton, Théoule-sur-Mer. For each suggested restaurant there is a photograph of the décor and one of their dishes, sample menu, price guide, opening times, and a recipe for one of their specialities.
Other sections include: planning your trip, logistics on arrival, local markets and specialities, glossary of local food terms, and a restaurant mini-vocabulary. A special feature is the emphasis on natural local foods suitable for those with food intolerances. All recipes have been made by the authors and are known to "work."
12 walks and 2 fairly long excursions (1 by train and 1 by bus), with walks from each; plan of Nice; area map; large-scale (1:35,000) topo maps for the countryside walks. Free online update service with specific route change information on the publisher's website, maintained daily.
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