I've been thinking about that trip I made to France a couple of years ago. I was there to cover some events in the Southern coast for TechTV. Nice and Canne to be exact.
Its true what they say: Nice is nice!
Stayed at the Negresco- the hotel The Beatles used while they were here in the 60s. The place probably hasn't been renovated since that time, and you know what- that was OK. It added to the charm of the pale. The ambiance was not meant to be terribly contemporary. Plus- we were right across the street from the beach. I could see Monaco from my room.
The money rates were good, as was the food, naturally. For kicks we had sushi one night. Yes, French sushi. Sounds funny until you think about the wine that was paired with it.