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July ‘09

An insider’s guide to the REAL Riviera

“Vélo Bleu” Bicycles in Nice!

Nice Jazz Festival Highlights

Recipes from the Riviera

MAPS of the city!

Picnic hotspots

Discover Europe’s own Grand Canyon Find the best restaurants & bars in town!


heck Point

Irish Disco Pub

DRINK PROMO’S EVERY NIGHT! Monday: Ladies Night Tues & Thurs: Happy Hour all night Wednesday: 2€ shots Sunday: Cocktails night HAPPY HOUR 4pm-9pm: Pints & Cocktails 3.90€ Live Music & DJ every Fri & Sat Live Sports/Sky television Free Wi Fi

Beach Party!

12th July Bikini Contest, Give Aways & Drink Promos, Show starts at 8pm Open 4pm-2.30am

2 rue Desboutin 06000 Nice 04 93 13 96 92 2

Editor’s Welcome


ummer on the Riviera is in full swing, and July has to be the busiest month on the Nice calendar! So much so, we struggled to fit everything in! But alas, we have done it, and present to you all that you need to make this the best July in Nice ever!

The city is alive with the sound of music, with everything from classical orchestra, to jazz-rock and Afro-pop. So be sure to read our July Calendar for information on where to be, when and what to expect this month! While we all love lazy days on the beach, it’s also nice to escape the blazing sun with a picnic in the park. Our Day in Nice section brings you some fantastic picnic hotspots that offer more than just a shady tree! We also head out of Nice to discover Europe’s second largest gorge - one of the most magical, natural phenomenon’s right on our doorstep.

As always, we love to bring you the hidden gems of the restaurant world, and this month we uncover the best bagel café in Nice, together with a fantastic Lebanese restaurant offering exciting Eastern European dishes. Feel a little confused when it comes to buying wine? Then you’ll love our new section - Wines of the Month - as our friends at Côté Vin suggest 3 great purchases and even offer a 10% discount to That’s Nice readers! We also review the latest cd and dvd releases. If you are holidaying in France, then don’t forget to bookmark the magazine online – – so you can remain a part of our wonderful city 12 months of the year!

Don’t forget to support our advertisers who make this publication possible, remembering that we only promote businesses of superior quality. Happy reading, and see you next month! Cassandra Tanti, Editor



Watch the region’s best bands at your favourite live music bars.



Picnic hotspots



7 TRAVEL HOTSPOTS Gorges du Verdon & Gorges du Loup





PUBS, BARS & CLUBS 5 JULY CALENDAR Want to know what’s happening this month? Well, we’ve done all the research for you, with hot tips on how to best enjoy all that July has to offer on the Riviera.


We review La Trappa - a Spanish inspired tapas bar with some of the best cocktails in town!


The Riviera’s favourite chef Tania Tanti shows you how to cook with delicious, fresh berries.


3 great wine suggestions from our friends at Côté Vin and a delicious cocktail brought to you by barman Frédéric Méyère.





Catch all this month’s Rugby and Football action on big screens.


Test your knowledge with our Quiz, Sudoku and Spot the difference.


Local classifieds & useful numbers to make your life a little easier!

Blue Whales Pub/Bar

Open until 4.30am! Happy hour 6.30pm-12am Pool table Big screen TV’s Live Music every night BASTILLE DAY PARTY JULY 14TH!

1 rue Mascoinat, Vieux Nice 04 93 62 90 94








Pub Crawl Wayne’s @ 9pm Pub Crawl Wayne’s @ 9pm Academy of Summer Music begins Bastille day

Nice Jazz Festival begins

Pub Crawl Wayne’s @ 9pm

Nice Jazz Festival ends

Pub Crawl Wayne’s @ 9pm

Nice en Roller

Nice en Roller

La Castellada La Castellada – July Tues to Sat Colline du Château on the hill is the setting for Nice’s summer Castellada festival, which celebrates the season with medieval and Baroque music concerts and puppet shows for children.

Pub Crawl Wayne’s @ 9pm

Visitors can also take a walk through the hillside gardens, with costumed actors recounting the history of the city on the way. If you want to take part, wear comfortable shoes and head for the meeting place at the base of the steps winding up the hill (for the walk), or the square in front of the old Château Cathedral for the concerts. Tues-Sat; audience should be seated by 8.30pm, show starts at 9pm.

Nice Jazz Festival International Academy of Summer Music International Academy of Summer Music: 14th July - 17th August Attending one of the classical music concerts of Les Nuit Musicales de Nice is a fine way to spend a summer’s evening, as Mozart and Beethoven recitals are performed by top orchestras at venues across the city. Dates: 14-20 July; 21-27 July; 28 July – 3 August Locations: Cloister of the Monastery of Cimiez Basilique Notre-Dame, 37 avenue Jean Médecin Théâtre de Verdure, 11 rue st Francois de Paule Nice Promenade Numerous villages around Nice Tickets can be purchased an hour before each concert. By bus: No. 22 stop “The Arena”; No. 17 stop “Monastery”; No’s. 17, 20, 22 & 24 stop “Arènes/Musée Matisse”; Night Bus N2 stop ““Arènes/Musée Matisse”.

Nice en Roller

Nice en Roller - 27th-28th July For 2 days, Nice’s Parc des Sports Charles Ehrmann is taken over by roller-bladers showing off their acrobatic skills for the annual “Coupe du Monde de Roller Acrobatique”. The competition includes a high jump category alongside speed slalom and free-style racing. Watch the professionals show how it’s done, then head to the Promenade des Anglais and join the other enthusiasts who skate along the seafront throughout the year. Find them at 155 route de Grenoble. By bus, get a number 23 bus that will drop you outside the stadium. Or by car, take the A8 and exit at Nice Saint-Augustin, exit number 51.

This is one of the major jazz festivals in the world and attracts close to 50,000 visitors each year. Set in the beautiful Cimiez Arenas and gardens, the festival embraces a mixture of musical genres, including soul, rock & blues as well as jazz. With the 2,000-year-old amphitheatre now undergoing renovation, the Matisse and Jardin stages will be entrusted with this year’s festival. There are 5 open-air concerts each evening per stage, and people are free to wander from concert to concert between 7pm and midnight. In addition, there are “alternative” or “fringe” festivals in Nice’s various neighbourhoods, including a large stage at the Palais de Justice. 2009 LINE-UP HIGHLIGHTS: Sat 18th Raul Midon (Matisse Stage) This New Mexico-born, New York based writer/ vocalist/guitarist burst onto the music scene in 2005 with his debut album “State of Mind”, after supporting the likes of Julio Iglesias and Shakira. Blind from birth, Raul mixes classic soul and pop Brad Mehldau Trio (Jardin Stage) Blending jazz influences such as Bill Evans, Keith Jarrett & Oscar Peterson with classical melodies by Beethoven, Schumann & Schubert. Tracy Chapman (Jardin Stage) Back in France for a one-off concert. Sun 19th Lucky Peterson (Jardin Stage) A living legend of the blues. Keziah Jones (Jardin Stage) A fusion of blues, rock, pop and Afro beat. Mon 20th Susan Tedeschi (Jardin Stage) A voyage through folk, country, soul and roots moods to gospel. Joe Bonamassa (Jardin Stage) This American singer & blues guitarist was the opening act for BB King at 11 years old

BB King (Jardin Stage) Blues legend. Tues 21st Erykah Badu (Jardin Stage) A Motown artist fusing jazz, R&B and hip-hop. Wed 22nd McCoy Tyner Quartet with Bill Frisell (Matisse Stage) McCoy Tyner’s blues-based style continues to influence all modern jazz. James Taylor (Jardin Stage) Taylor has sold over 40 million albums, and is credited with more than 40 gold and platinum awards and 5 Grammy Awards. Thurs 23rd The Derek Trucks Band (Jardin Stage) Derek Trucks is recognized as one of the most talented guitarists of his generation. On the road since age 12, he seduces his crowd with his guitar slides. Together, the band revisits authentic rhythm and blues. Fri 24th Raphael Saddiq (Jardin Stage) A contemporary, multi-talented artist delivering “old school” 70’s soul music. Chick Corea & Gary Burton (Jardin Stage) Corea explores everything from free jazz to fusion to jazz-rock, while Burton’s a living legend on the vibraphone. Sat 25th Sonny Rollins (Jardin Stage) One of the last remaining greats of the golden age of jazz. Leela James (Matisse Stage) Husky tones with classic soul. How to get there: By Bus – No. 17 to the “les Arénes” stop No. 15 to the “Cimiez” stop

Bastille day - 14th of July

Join in the sensational atmosphere as the entire city descends on the beach for a firework spectacular. La Fête Nationale is a celebration of the 1789 storming of the Bastille fortress-prison, which is seen as a symbol of the uprising of the short-lived constitutional monarchy in France and what people considered the happy conclusion of the French Revolution. Fireworks generally kick off at sunset, around 10.30pm.


A day in NICE Picnic Hotspots What is summer for if not picnicking under shady trees with friends, a bottle of wine, perhaps a game of cricket or hacky sack and breezy afternoon naps? This month, we show you how to escape the blazing summer sun and chill at the best gardens across the city!

The Château

Cimiez Gardens

Cimiez Gardens Parc Phoenix

Parc Phoenix Now this is a picnic hotspot with a difference. For only 2€ (free entry for children under 12) you get to picnic in the large botanical gardens and intersperse your day with visits to a host of interesting plant and animal species. There’s over 7 hectares of manicured gardens, shady palm trees and water fountains. Dotted throughout the park are enclosures offering the most interesting (and sometimes downright scary) exhibitions including free-walking iguanas; turtles; flamingos; giant gold fish; an aquarium with tropical fish, sharks and eels; free spirited otters; ostriches and owls; and an entire section dedicated to creepy crawlies (spider phobic’s be aware). Undoubtedly, Parc Phoenix is a hit with the young ones, but it is also a great place for the rest of us to relax in beautiful gardens while being entertained by the wonders of the world. Small markets are set up at the entrance of the park offering local artwork. And there is a kiosk on the grounds, however the queues get annoyingly long in summer, so try to bring everything you need in your picnic basket!

Above the hustle and bustle of the city lies Cimiez, with its large olive grove filled park, an Archaeology museum, Matisse museum, the Franciscan Museum & Monastery, and the Gallo-Roman ruins. Vast open spaces and hundreds of trees make for perfect picnicking. Join the locals in a game of pétanque, or bring a bat, ball and other sporting equipment and make the most of the open space. Once you have finished lunch you can tour the site of the old Roman baths. Wander freely among the crumbling walls of the old city and marvel at the sheer grandeur and ingenuity of the Romans. Don’t forget to grab a map on your way into the ruins (available in English). Then top it all off with a tour of the world famous museums. How to get there: catch the 22 bus and get off at the Matisse stop.

The Château The Château deserves more than just a quick visit. Pack a picnic, grab some friends and spend the day above Nice. While there’s no Château as such, there are ruins and remnants of the ancient Greek city of Nikea – this is, in fact, where Nice began. Of course, the real pleasure lies in the amazing views of the harbour, the red scrambled rooftops of vieux Nice and the panorama of Promenade des Anglais. Catch the refreshing spray of the waterfall, and stroll along stony tracks that cut through forest-like gardens. The Château can get quite hot, so don’t forget to pack a hat and sunscreen. How to get there: If you’re packing a large picnic, then the lift is probably better than trudging up 213 stairs! Both the stairs and the lift can be found just off quai des États-Unis, and there are further stairs in the old town at Montée du Château.

Parc Phoenix

Parc Phoenix

How to get there: by car – following the signs, turn off to Parc Phoenix just before you reach the airport. Try and park on the street as the parking lot costs around 5€ for 2 hours! By bus – No’s 9,10 or 23.

Cimiez Ruins


Travel Hotspots

Gorges du Verdon

Tourrettes sur Loup

Europe’s Grand Canyon The Gorges du Verdon

is a spectacular sight to behold. This breathtaking, natural phenomenon is considered one of the most beautiful canyons in all of Europe, with startling turquoise-green waters and imposing limestone cliffs that tower hundreds of meters above sea level. At around 25 kilometres in length and up to 700 metres deep, this is the world’s second largest gorge. Drive along the course of the gorge and marvel at its spectacular scenery, or immerse yourself in its natural beauty with kayaking, hiking, cycling and rock climbing. At 130km in diameter, it can be difficult to know the best places to stop. So here are some suggestions. The most impressive part lies between the towns of Castellane and Moustiers-Sainte-Marie, where the river flows into the artificial lake of Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon (Lac de Sainte-Croix). The Verdon Gorge is easily accessible on its right bank from the north (via route D952 from Castellane to Moustiers-Sainte-Marie), and on its left bank from the south (via routes D71, D90 and D995 from Aiguines to Castellane). From the city of Aups, the road north leads to the western end of the Gorges du Verdon. After 16km of deserted scrubland and hills, you reach the canyon. At this point, the Balcons de la Mescla, you can look down 250m to the base of the v-shaped, 21km long gorge. The huge, artificial Lac de Ste-Croix, filled by the Verdon as it leaves the gorge, is great for swimming when the water levels are high. West of the Balcons runs the

Corniche sublime (D71), designed to give the most breathtaking and hair-raising views. Similarly, the Route des Crêtes on the north side (D952) offers a similar experience – an 800m sheer drop into the silver waters below. In order to experience the beauty and grandness of the canyon, it is worth hiring one of the kayaks, paddleboats or small engine boats on offer. Prices start at around 20€. Or do as the locals do, and take your own blow-up bed and float down the gorge! Camping: There’s a municipal campsite, Le Grand Canyon, 800m west of Rougon. If this is full, there are 6 other campsites around the town. How to get there from Nice, Take the A8 towards Cannes/Aix-en-Provence. Take exit 36.Continue along N555, take left exit towards Le Muy. Pass through Vidauban and turn right onto D48/Avenue Maximin Martin. Continue along, at the roundabout take 3rd exit to D562. Pass through Lorgues. Take D562/Boulevard Frédéric Mistral. At the roundabout, Rond-Point Jean Moulin, take 2nd exit D10/Avenue de la Libération. At roundabout, Rond-Point du Souvenir Français, take 3rd exit to D10/Route de Salernes. Pass by Villecroze and you will reach Aups. Head north to the western edge of the gorge.

The Gorges du Loup is another spectacular gorge, right on our doorstep. It is a little easier to access and closer to Nice than Gorges du Verdon. The beautiful, narrow Gorges du Loup flows through some of the most striking scenery in Provence, and offers mesmerising waterfalls and refreshing swimming lagoons. The Gorges du Loup cuts through the hills at the foot of Gourdon before flowing into the Mediterranean Sea at Bouches-du-Loup. It is 49km in length and is fed by streams running down the north face of the Montagne de l’Audibergue. Here, you will find amazing waterfalls cascading down rock cliffs; refreshing swimming holes; an abundance of wildlife and plant life; and the perfect location for hiking, cycling or backpacking. The D2210 road along the forested edge of the hills runs from Châteauneuf-Pré-du-Lac (near Grasse) through Bar-sur-Loup, Pont-du-Loup, Tourrettessur-Loup and Vence. Gourdon itself is a lovely perched village on the high cliffs. The Cascade de Courmes (waterfall) can be found about 4km up the valley. Tourrettes-sur-Loup is a lovely medieval village perched above the rocky hills. It dates back to 1024. A visit to Tourrettes must include a sampling of their specialty - tarte à l’orange.

How to get there: From Nice, take exit 48 from the A8 (Cagnes-sur-Mer). Go straight and head for La Colle-sur-Loup for about 2km, then turn right on the D6 towards Gréolières/Pont-du-Loup - this is the lower gorge. To enter the Gorges du Loup itself, continue on D6 by going straight across the crossroads near the village of Pont du Loup. Alternatively: Take exits 47 or 48 and head to Vence, then take the D2210 to Tourrettes-sur-Loup. After a stop here, continue towards Pont du Loup, and turn right just before you reach the city.


Restaurant Reviews ADONIS With an abundance of pizza and pasta in the heart of Nice, it is refreshing to find Adonis, an authentic Lebanese restaurant that combines the sophistication of European cuisine with the excitement of eastern spices. At first glance, diners may feel overwhelmed at the sheer number of dishes on the menu at Adonis, but this is what makes Lebanese food so special. It’s called ‘Mezze’, an elaborate selection of hot and cold appetisers, which can also be enjoyed as a meal depending on how many you order! Yoghurt, cheese, aubergines, chickpeas, tomatoes, burghul and cucumber are harmoniously blended into numerous assorted medleys. Some of the most popular dishes include Baba Ghannouj – a dip consisting of char grilled aubergine, Falafel – small deep fried patties made of spiced ground chick peas, Tabbouleh – a refreshing salad of tomato, mint, parsley and burghul, and Makanek – mini Lebanese spicy sausages with lemon. There are also delightful little pastries stuffed with cheese, vegetables or meat. Accompany this with authentic flat pita bread, and you will understand why this cuisine is a favourite beyond the borders of Lebanon.

In this era of conscious eating, it’s important to know that Lebanese food is regarded as one of the world’s healthiest cuisines, consisting mainly of fresh vegetarian recipes, salads and stews, all seasoned with a combination of herbs and spices. The Lebanese are also famous for their desserts. So to accompany a strong, authentic coffee, try the delightful Baklawa, made of layered pastry filled with nuts and smothered in honeylemon syrup. The décor at Adonis is very modern, warm and tastefully designed. There’s a cosy terrace, and very friendly staff. Go there on a Saturday night, and you will be entertained by a belly dancer! Overall, the dishes, with their robust, earthy flavours are a pleasurable dining alternative, and a must try for lovers of good food!

If it is your first visit to Adonis, then I recommend the Mezze options, where the dishes are chosen for you and the price depends on the number of people. It starts at seven plates for 18€ per person. But make sure you go there hungry, because you will want to finish every morsel.

Open for lunch & dinner 12 rue Saint François de Paule, Nice Ph: 04 93 62 35 02

Now if your experience of kebabs goes as far as the snack shop, then let Adonis show you what a true Lebanese kebab is. Marinated skewers of chicken and lamb are served with rice and salad. There’s also Charawarma, made of thinly sliced marinated and spiced veal with a sesame sauce. And Samak, consisting of grilled or fried mullet and sea bream. The wine list offers a good variety of Lebanese wines, beginning at 20€ per bottle. The Blanc Pearl, with its subtle fruity finish, compliments the consistent flavours of lemon and garlic. There is also a selection of French wines available.

ARITO Sushi specialists New to Nice

Home delivery Dine in at 12, Bd Risso 06300 Nice Tel: 04 93 311 311


Kililies Café As anyone who has tried a real New York bagel knows, nothing beats this delectable circular sandwich. Finding the perfect bagel shop in Nice has not been an easy task, but alas we have discovered Kililies Café, and it’s mouth watering New York treats. This American inspired café is the brain child of Christophe Compain and partner Laurie Bénaim, who have both spent a number of years in the U.S. The café is tastefully decked out in black, red and white décor and offers a comfortable, breeze catching terrace. The “Bagel Store” offers no less than 20 different choices with authentic cream cheese. There are the classics - smoked salmon, cream cheese and dill; guacamole, smoked chicken and cheddar cheese; and cream cheese, bacon, cheddar and tomato. But there is also a fantastic French twist to others, like the Chicago with cream cheese, jambon cru, sundried tomatoes and feta; the Sacramento – cream cheese, olive tapenade, jambon cru and tomato; and the Tampa Bay - Mayonnaise, prawns, avocado and tomato. Bagels are served with salad and potato wedges, making it more than just a lunchtime snack.

with butter and jam. The desserts are hard to pass-by, and again the decision is made difficult with 16 desserts to choose from. Western favourites include the chocolate brownie and carrot cake. There are also Nutella bagels, chocolate donuts and the ever-popular Café Gourmand – with an espresso, a mini brownie, mini apple crumble and a scoop of ice cream. In one word … “Yum!” Fresh fruit smoothies top off the Kililies experience.

Non-bagel fanatics won’t feel left out – there’s also an impressive list of 12 different salads, all reasonably priced at 9€. And of course it wouldn’t be an American café without burgers, so there are 4 different cheeseburgers to choose from, and sides of onion rings, fried calamari, corn on the cob and potato wedges.

So if you have been longing for that real New York bagel, then you’ll appreciate Kililies Café as much as we did. Fantastic service with a smile, and a menu that is sure to draw you back time and time again!

We all love our weekend brunches, and luckily so does Kililies. For 16€, you get a hot drink, fresh orange juice, eggs, bacon, baked beans, a bagel, sausage, tomato, hash brown, cheese and mushrooms. There’s also a sweet alternative including French toast with maple syrup, muesli, fruit salad, and a bagel

21 rue Dellile, Nice Ph: 04 93 91 35 65 Open: 8.30am – Tues – Thurs 8.30am – 7pm. Fri 8.30am – 9.30pm. Sat 9.30am-9.30pm. Sun 9am – 7pm. Brunch Sat & Sun 9.30am-4pm.

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Food served all day, Happy Hour: 5-9pm

Tel: +33 (0)4 93 80 23 87

International Bar Live bands every night 10.30pm-2.00am Jam Session/Open Mic every Sunday Terrace Happy Hour: 5-9pm everyday Bar snacks

15 rue de la Prefecture, Nice

English Bar/Restaurant Acoustic sets from 7.30pm Live bands 10.30pm-12.30am DJ 12.30-2am Terrace, Wifi Food served all day Happy Hour: 5-9pm everyday 15 rue de la Prefecture, Nice

Cocktail Bar Happy Hour all day

Tues: Salsa night Saturday: Retro party Live music Bar Food Wifi, Terrace

DE KLOMP Dutch Themed Bar 6, rue Mascoïnat 06300 Nice

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Feature Article


Residents of Nice will wake up on the morning of July 19th to discover hundreds of low-cost rental bikes at 90 high-tech stations scattered throughout the city. Riding on the success of the Paris and Lyon biking programs, Nice is following suit in an effort to cut traffic, reduce pollution, improve parking and enhance the city’s modern image. By November 2009, 30 more stations and 300 bicycles will be introduced in the western area, and by April 2010, a further 55 stations and 550 additional bikes will be added in the northeast. Eventually, there will be about one station every 300 meters across the entire city, with a total of 1,750 bicycles. Head of Urban Community at City Hall, Christian Estrosi, has spearheaded a campaign to reduce transport delays in Nice. The 1€ ticket for public transport throughout the Alpes Maritimes has been used by more than 22 million passengers. Free-access bicycles were next on his list. “We want to encourage environmentally friendly transport; give the city a more dynamic and modern image to tourists by diversifying tourist activities; provide transport in isolated areas and nonpublic transport hours; reduce economic losses linked to hours lost in traffic jams; and promote an active lifestyle.”

NEWS UPDATES: Protest forces City to back down on early terrace closures: On June 10, a group of 200 strong protesters took to the streets in an unprecedented show of discontent at the City’s plans to close terraces at 12.30am, and 1.30am during summer, in Nice’s most touristic areas. Facing huge economic losses and fearing a mass exodus of tourists to surrounding cities, restaurant & bar owners, staff and customers held banners saying “Nice, the tourism capital of sleep” and “Everyone for unemployment”. While City Hall initially refused to budge, a meeting one-week later resolved the issue, allowing bars & restaurants to keep their terraces open to the public until 2.00am.

Paris’ Vélib’ – a cross between “velo” (bike) and “liberté” (freedom) – has transformed travel in the French capital since it was launched in July 2007. Its sturdy grey bikes have been used 42 million times since then. However it has met with recent controversy, as some 7,800 of the original 15,000 bikes have “disappeared”, presumed stolen. On top of that, vandalism is a major problem. Staff at JCDecaux, the company charged with running the scheme, repair or replace 1,500 bikes a day. Nonetheless, the scheme makes the Paris Town Hall 20 million euros per year, and will invest around 1 million euros into Nice city coffers.

New Internet law setback: France’s highest court, the Conseil Constitutionnel, has ruled that internet access is a human right and only judges should have the power to cut access, not simply an administrative body. The decision is a major blow to the Internet piracy law, passed in May 12, which aims to establish an authority (HADOPI) to oversee a process of warning letters and eventual disconnection for users accused of illegally downloading material such as music and films. Culture Minister Christine Albanel says she will push ahead with the law however the Hadopi body will be limited to sending out warning messages.

To use the bikes, riders must pay a yearly subscription of 25€, or 15€ for those who already have a Ligne d’Azur subscription. Alternatively, there are monthly passes for 10€, weekly passes for 5€, or daily subscriptions for 1€. In addition, there are rental costs of 1€ for the first hour, then 2€ for every hour after that. The first half hour is free.

H1N1 virus reaches pandemic status: The World Health Organization has upgraded the H1N1 virus outbreak to a Phase 6 pandemic stage, the first pandemic the world has seen in 41 years. The number of official cases reported has increased to 55,867 world wide, with 238 deaths (WHO statistics as of June 24). The H1N1 virus is still considered mild compared to the regular seasonal influenza, and WHO officials hope that by raising the pandemic alert level to its highest phase will prompt drug makers to fast track the vaccine.

The new bicycle scheme inevitably raises concerns over safety. Therefore the city plans on extending its bicycle lanes from 29kms to 125kms by 2013, and introducing bicycle lanes that run in both directions. So, come mid-July, it’s time to ditch the traffic and those hours spent sweltering in hot cars, for a healthy, clean-green alternative!

Cassandra Tanti


A French Experience

La Trappa Once a meeting place for “Niçoise cuisine” enthusiasts, La Trappa is now famed for it’s tapas, quality cocktails, and smart, sleek atmosphere. Founded in 1866 and located on one of the best people-watching streets of Nice, it is still easy to miss this popular bar. You may recognize the salsadancing silhouette, but do you know that behind La Trappa’s unassuming exterior lies one of the most impressive cocktail bars in the old town? Introduced to me by a friend as the bar who makes “the best White Russian’s in Nice”, I can honestly say I was suitably impressed. Couple that with a tapas menu – THE best thing to come out of Spain next to sangria – and you have a quality night out.

Tempura prawns; Skewers of chicken marinated in Indian spices and coconut; and Aubergine caviar with a cocoa and honey balsamic. The cuisine extends to bruschettas, mixed plates and battered delights.

La Trappa has undergone a major makeover, but has managed to maintain its rustic heritage with an interior bathed in warm red tones, a dark wooden bar and tables, and a projector showcasing classic old films. The room is lit primarily with candles, providing a discreet and relaxed ambiance. DJ’s deliver a comfortable mix of pop, R&B and house music that is suitably subtle by evening and lively by night.

Allow yourself to be lured in by the salsa dancing silhouette and enjoy a little bit of Spain in the heart of Nice!

La Trappa has a ‘secret society’ vibe and you get the feeling that the locals would happily keep this bar all to themselves. But this is a venue definitely worth sharing, together with its friendly staff and varied clientele.

Cassandra Tanti

So, the White Russian was obviously a hit … prepared with generous servings of quality vodka and kahlua, served over ice and topped with a drizzle of fresh cream. It is a unique touch that is afforded to all the cocktails and reminds you what a real treat they can be. The cocktail list is extensive and generally priced at 9€. There’s also quality wines available by the glass and bottle. I recommend the Sancerre Domaine Durand for 7€ a glass. Spirits are sold by the bottle or glass and there is an impressive list of digestives.

La Trappa Corner of rue de la Prefecture and rue Jules Gilly Open 6.30pm-2.30am Ph: 04 93 80 33 69

The menu offers a modern twist on the classic tapas concept, and includes Carpaccio salmon marinated in lime, served with a citrus and fennel vinaigrette;



New movie releases this month “Ice Age 3: Dawn of the Dinosaurs”

“The Reader”

American/German drama directed by Stephen Daldry Kate Winslet, Ralph Fiennes Out on the 15th of July

American animated movie directed by Carlos Saldanha Ray Romano, John Leguizamo, Queen Latifah Out on the 3rd of July

“Harry Potter and the halfblood prince”

“Public Enemies”

American biopic/drama directed by Michael Mann Johnny Depp, Christian Bale, Marion Cotillard Out on the 8th of July

American movie directed by David Yates With Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, Rupert Grint Out on the 15th of July

“In the shadow of the Moon”


American comedy directed by Larry Charles Sacha Baron Cohen, Alice Evans Out on the 22nd of July

American documentary directed by David Sington Buzz Aldrin, Neil Amstrong Out on the 21st of July


American animated movie directed by Pete Docter Edward Asner, Christopher Plummer, Jordan Nagai Out on the 29th of July Original Version Cinemas: “Rialto” 4, rue de Rivoli, Nice “Mercury” 16, place Garibaldi, Nice

DVD & CD Releases e

CHE part 1 & 2

Steven Soderbergh’s Che Guevara saga stars Benicio Del Toro as the legendary Argentine revolutionary.

Highly anticipated 2009 album from one of the most successful Rap artists in history. Now, 10 years after The Slim Shady LP, Eminem marks his 10th anniversary as a Hip Hop hurricane with Relapse, yet another skillful collaboration with Dr. Dre. Features the single ‘Crack A Bottle’ (which features Dre and 50 Cent).


Benicio Del Toro, Javier Bardem, Julia Ormond, Santiago Cabrera, Franka Potente, Edgar Ramirez. Out on the 8th of July.

Kasabian “West Rider Pauper Lunatic Asylum”

Slumdog Millionaire

Danny Boyle directed this drama about Jamal Malik, an 18 yearold orphan from the slums of Mumbai, who is about to experience the biggest day of his life. Cast: Dev Patel, Freida Pinto out on the 15th of July

Kasabian are back with a third album and they’re not coming quietly. In fact, after favouring brevity on 2004’s Kasabian and 2006’s Empire, they’ve gone all-out word crazy with a genius concept album: West Ryder Pauper Lunatic Asylum. (Our favorite)

Yes Man

“Yes Man” stars Jim Carrey as Carl Allen, a guy whose life is going nowhere-the operative word being “no”-until he signs up for a self-help program based on one simple covenant: say yes to everything Cast: Jim Carrey, Zooey Deschanel, Directed by Peyton Reed. out on the 22nd of July

Green Day “21st Century Breakdown”

21st Century Breakdown, the follow-up to 2004’s Grammy-winning American Idiot, took Armstrong three years to write. The band has been in the studio with producer Butch Vig (Nevermind, Nirvana) since last fall.

Incubus “Monuments and Melodies”

Seven Pounds

“Seven Pounds” is an honest, emotional story of a man, Ben Thomas, who due to a tragic accident in his past sets out to redeem himself through his interaction with seven strangers. Cast: Will Smith, Rosario Dawson, Woody Harrelson. Directed by Gabriele Muccino out on the 22nd of July

‘Monuments and Melodies’ is the first compilation album from Californian rock band Incubus. ‘Monuments And Melodies’ is a must-have for newcomers to the band. Fans, however, will relish the second disc, a collection of B-sides and three previously unreleased songs.

The Running Birds “Orange”

Revolutionary Road

‘Titanic’ shipmates Kathy Bates, Leonardo DiCaprio, and Kate Winslet step onboard for director Sam Mendes’ tale of suburban malaise in 1950s-era Connecticut. Adapted from the classic 1961 novel by author Richard Yates. Cast: Leornado DiCaprio, Kate Winslet, Kathy Bater. out on the 21st of July

Eminem “Relapse”

The latest of 7 original albums from this group of wellrespected Italian performers, in collaboration with Nick Dawes from Cave Studios. An alternative rock album with a mature sound. Catch them live & buy their latest album in King’s (Nice)


Gig Guide



01-04 Sun 05 Mon 06 Tues 07 08-10 Sat 11 Sun 12 Mon 13 14-18 Sun 19 Mon 20 Tues 21 22-25 Sun 26 Mon 27 Tues 28 29-30 Fri 31

Happy Hour Acoustic + Bands Wed 01 Thu 02 Fri 03 Sat 04 Sun 05 06-07 Wed 08 Thu 09 Fri 10 Sat 11 13-14 Wed 15 Thu 16 Fri 17 Sat 18 Sun 19 20-21 Wed 22 Thu 23 Fri 24 Sat 25 Sun 26 Tues 28 Wed 29 Thu 30 Fri 31

Woodface + N’Goi Laura & Ruth + Woodface Fran & Dids + Woodface Dids & Scott + Woodface Woodface + Open Mic Woodface Woodface + N’Goi Laura & Ruth + D-Gas Fran & Dids + D-Gas Dids & Scott + Bliss Trio Woodface Dids & Scott + N’Goi Laura & Ruth + Nephtalene Fran & Dids + XY Woodface + Karma Woodface + Open Mic Woodface Woodface + N’Goi Laura & Ruth + Woodface Fran & Dids + Woodface Dids & Scott + Woodface Woodface + Open Mic Running Birds Woodface + N’Goi Laura & Ruth + Bliss Trio Fran & Dids + XY

01-02 03-04 07-08 10-14 15-16 17-18

Wed 01 Thurs 02 Fri 03 04-05 Tues 07 Wed 08 Thurs 09 11-12 Tues 14 Wed 15 Thurs 16

04 & 11 Anyhouse Sun 12 Beach party! 17-18 222 24 -25 222 Dj every night

Spyglass David da Costa Merry Mood Electro house Salsa with Noel & Carlos David da Costa Spyglass Electro house Salsa with Noel & Carlos David da Costa Spyglass

Rock contest final Fuckin Machine Hadrien Ferraud Nicolas Viccaro & Mickael Lecoq Wide Way Funky Monk’s 4 soul with Gaelle Novaresio

Kim Cao 222 Jo Kim Cao X-Y Kim Cao Spyglass Kim Cao Tony Ruth Waste Acid Rain Kim Cao Cabine 13


Happy Hour Acoustic + Bands

Le Sansas

Alex Nutopia Beasy Boop Invitraux Fuckin Machine Donkeys forever Spyglass Running Birds Merry Mood Karma XY Cabine 13 Reset Nutopia

De Klomp

Wed 01 02-04 Tue 07 Wed 08 09-11 Mon 13 16-18 Mon 20 Wed 22 Thu 23 24-25 Wed 29 30-31


KING’S Wed 01 02-04 05-06 07-08 09-10 11-12 13-14 15-18 19-21 22-23 24-25 26-27 28-30 31


Reset Millionaire Whiskey Finger Aquarella The 222 Cabine 13 Millionaire Whiskey Finger Cabine 13 Millionaire Whiskey Finger Aquarella Nutopia Millionaire Whiskey Finger Aquarella Running Birds Millionaire

Fri 17 18-19 Tues 21

Nico Electro house Salsa with Noel & Carlos Wed 22 David da Costa Thurs 23 Spyglass Fri 24 Merry Mood 25-26 Electro house Tues 28 Salsa with Noel & Carlos Wed 29 David da Costa Thurs 30 Spyglass Fri 31 Nico


Hadrien Ferraud

22-23 24-25 & 28 29-30 31

Mickael Lecoq+guests Sebastien Chaumont Quartet + guests Soul Shine + guests Stephane Brunello & Nobo duo Fuckin Machine Wide Way

01-02 Fri 03 Sat 04 Sun 05 06-08 Thu 09 Fri 10 Sat 11 Sun 12 Mon 13 Thu 16 Fri 17 Sat 18 Sun 19 Mon 20 21-22 Thu 23 Fri 24 Sat 25 Sun 26 27-28 Wed 29 Thu 30 Fri 31

(Jazz festival) Nicolas Viccaro &

Running Birds Woodface Karma N’Goi Jazz D-Gas Woodface Woodface + Mocambo Woodface N’Goi Jazz Jake Hall Band Woodface Woodface + Sarah Franklyn XY N’Goi Jazz Jake Hall Band Sarah Franklyn Fran & Dids Woodface Sarah Franklyn N’Goi Jazz Woodface Running Birds Woodface Woodface + Mediavolo

WAYNE’S 01-05 06-12 13-19 20-26 27-31

Breathe The Eargasms Breathe The Yellow Dogs Breathe

Learn more about the bands! Running Birds: Rock band Kim Cao: Solo Acoustic Jake Hall Band: Duo & 4 piece acoustic Partenope: Duo acoustic N’Goi: Duo & 4 piece acoustic The 508 Project: Duo & 4 piece acoustic Fox: Rock band Acid Rain: Rock Band Mocambo: Duo & 4 piece acoustic Moerad: Vocal Pop Number 9: Duo & 4 piece acoustic Marcus Sylvan: Vocal Pop Sandrine Destefanis Trio: Vocal Jazz Dimitri Shapko: Jazz saxaphone Woodface: Pop/rock duo

Spyglass: Pop Rock Tony Ruth: Solo acoustic Cabine 13: Rock band Waste: Pop Rock Karma: Rock band Reset: Rock band Naphtalene: Rock band Millionnaire: Rock band Aquarella: Rock band Whiskey Finger: Rock band Fuckin Machine: Rock band Breathe: Rock band (search) breathe-waynes-nice D-Gas: Duo acoustic Bliss: Rock band Wide Way: Soul, Funk, Latino


To include your band’s info email

Recipes from the Riviera Main: Duck breasts with raspberry sauce, served with a spinach & feta salad. Dessert: Berries Brûlée 3 dishes using wonderfully sweet, seasonal fruit and vegetables.


Use a sharp knife to score the duck breasts through the skin and fat, being careful not to cut all the way through the meat. Heat a large, heavy pan on medium-high. Fry the duck breasts skin down until the skin browns and the fat runs out, about 10 minutes. Remove from the pan and pour off most of the fat. Return the breasts to the pan, and fry skin side up for another 10 minutes. Remove and allow to rest. Mix the salt, cinnamon and sugar together and sprinkle over the skin of the duck breasts. Pour most of the fat out of the frying pan. Mix together the red wine, cassis and cornstarch in a small bowl. Pour into the pan and simmer for 3 minutes, stirring constantly until the sauce is thickened. Add raspberries and simmer for another minute until heated through. Place the duck breasts under a grill skin side up until the sugar begins to caramelize, about 1 minute. Slice the duck breasts thinly, pour a little sauce over the top, and serve warm.

INGREDIENTS (Serves 4 people) 4 duck breasts (canard) 2 teaspoons sea salt 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon (canelle) 4 teaspoons sugar ½ cup red wine ¼ cup crème de cassis liqueur 1 teaspoon cornstarch 110g raspberries DRESSING 2-3 lemons 1 tablespoon white vinegar 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil 2-3 sprigs fresh oregano (origan) Sea salt Freshly ground black pepper

Brought to you by the Riviera’s favourite chef Tania Tanti.

SALAD 2-3 bunches fresh spinach 1 medium red onion 1 cucumber 4 slices bacon 1 small block feta


Fry the bacon over medium heat until crisp, about 10 minutes. While the bacon is frying, slice the onion into half-moons. Peel the cucumber and cut in half lengthwise. Using a spoon, scrap out the seeds. Slice into half-moons. Measure 4 tablespoons of lemon juice into a small bowl and add the vinegar. Strip the oregano leaves into the bowl, and add salt and pepper to taste. Slowly whisk olive oil into the bowl and set aside. Once bacon is cooked, set the strips on a double layer of paper towel. Pour out the fat, leaving the brown bits at the bottom of the pan. Add the onion and cook, stirring quickly with a wooden spoon, until the onion gives off its fragrance and has picked up the brown bits. This takes about a minute; you want to char the onion without cooking it down. To serve, place the spinach into a large bowl, crumble the bacon and, using your hands, gently toss the spinach with the bacon, the halved cucumber and the charred onion. Cut the feta into small squares and sprinkle on top of the salad. Serve with the lemon vinaigrette on the side.


2 cups fresh berries (blueberries or raspberries), ½ cup sour cream (crème fraiche), ½ cup plain yogurt, 2 tablespoons fine sugar Spoon the berries into a 9-inch pie plate. In a small bowl, combine the crème and yogurt and blend well. Pour on top of the berries and sprinkle with sugar. Grill for 1-2 minutes or just until the sugar melts. Serve immediately.

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Wines of produce the month Fresh Brought to you by

10% discount on any purchase if you present this magazine upon your next visit to Côté Vin


Château Lafoux A very fine white wine with subtle floral aromas. A perfect accompaniment to the Berry Brûleé. Price: 9.90€


Château Le Puy Millésime 2004, Bordeaux Côtes de Francs Made with Merlot and Cabernet grapes, this wine has red fruit flavours and offers a fresh taste with balanced acidity. It will compliment the rich flavours of the duck perfectly. An added bonus: it is a biodynamic wine and no chemicals were used during the grape growing or making process. Price 14.90€


Château Lafoux Cuvée Auguste A very seasonal and elegant rosé, with prominent fruit flavours. A gastronomic wine that mixes wonderfully with the salty feta and spinach ingredients of the salad. Price: 8€ Côté Vin 14 rue saint François de Paule Tel: +33 4 93 84 63 60 Open: 7 days a week: 10am -1pm / 2.30pm-10pm

Côté Vin has over 700 different wines and products available. Their staff will happily offer advice according to your taste and budget.

Cocktail of the month CHOCOLATE MARTINI In the shaker : 50 ml (5 cl) Vodka 20 ml (2cl) White Cacao liquor 10 ml (1 cl) Vanilla Liquor 30 ml (3 cl) Half milk/half cream Chocolate syrup Firstly, swirl the chocolate syrup inside a chilled martini glass (with a steady hand rotate the glass while holding it horizontally.) In a chilled shaker, mix together all the remaining ingredients. Gently pour into the martini glass, and top with shavings of chocolate.



Cocktail brought to you by Barman Frédéric Méyère.

Live Sports RUGBY UNION 04 18 25


South Africa v British & Irish Lions, 3rd test Tri-Nations, New Zealand v Australia, Auckland Tri-Nations, South Africa v New Zealand

05 12 26

FOOTBALL 01 08 14 21 28


UEFA Champions League qualifying round, 1st leg UEFA Champions League qualifying round, 2nd leg UEFA Champions League qualifying round 2, 1st leg UEFA Champions League qualifying round 2, 2nd leg UEFA Champions League qualifying round 3, 1st leg

05 19 26

US MotoGP, Laguna Seca German MotoGP British MotoGP, Donington World Superbikes, Czech Republic


HORSE RACING 04 08-10 28-31 12

World Touring Car Championship, Portugal Indycar Series, Watkins Glen Indycar Series, Toronto Indycar Series, Edmonton

12 26

Coral-Eclipse Stakes, Sandown July meeting, Newmarket Glorious Goodwood Darley Irish Oaks, Curragh

01-05 10-12

German GP, Nurburgring Hungarian GP, Budapest


Wimbledon Davis Cup quarter-finals

CRICKET 08-12 17-20 30-31

09-12 16-19

England v Australia, first Ashes Test England v Australia, 2nd Ashes Test, Lord’s England v Australia, 3rd Ashes Test, Edgbaston


US Women’s Open 138th Open Championship, Scotland

HAPPY HOURS Checkpoint 4-9pm Cafe Borghèse 5-9pm Wayne’s 5-9pm King’s 5-9pm Pompei 8-10pm Ma Nolan’s 5-9pm Blue Whales 6.30pm-12am Kookaburra All Day De Klomp 5.30-9.30pm

French Phrases

Good morning/afternoon Good evening Good night Hello Goodbye Excuse me! Excuse me (pardon) Sorry Please Thank you Do you speak English? I don’t understand What time is it? A beer & a glass of white wine please

Bonjour Bonsoir Bonne nuit Salut Au revoir Excusez moi! Pardon Desolé S’il vous plait … Merci Parlez-vous anglais? Je ne comprends pas Quelle heure est t’il? Une bière et un verre de vin blanc s’il vous plait

Do you know a good restaurant? How much does it cost? No thanks

Connaissez vous un bon restaurant? Combien ça coûte? Non merci

In the post office: 2 stamps for England I have been waiting for an hour!

Deux timbres pour l’Angleterre Cela fait une heure que j’attend!

In a restaurant: A table for 2 The bill please Rare Medium Well done What is the dish of the day? It was very good/tasty 2 coffees please

Une table pour deux L’addition s’il vous plait Saignant A point Bien cuit Quelle est le plat du jour? C’était trés bon Deux cafés s’il vous plait

SPYGLASS Pop/Rock covers & originals band Live Music


Private & corporate events Weddings Yachts


Test your Knowledge! Find your words!

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In which city is ‘Broadway’? Which planet is also known as ‘The Morning Star’? Who had a hit with “My Ding-a-ling”? What is three eighths of 96? Mintaka, Alnilam and Alnitak are three stars that make up what? 6) “Lovely” is an anagram of which tennis word? 7) How many years of marriage is denoted by a diamond wedding anniversary? 8) Who was the Roman god of War? 9) When is Halley’s Comet next due to visit? 10) What is the capital of the Ukraine?

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11) Which cocktail consists of Tia Maria, Vodka & Coke? 12) What color flag would a motor racing driver receive if he were disqualified? 13) What is the highest mountain in Africa? 14) Who killed MacBeth? 15) What was the name of the first cloned sheep? 16) Of which Asian country was Benazir Bhutto a former Prime Minister? 17) What type of creature is a flying fox? 18) What is the largest mammal in the world? 19) What Roman numeral represents the number 500? 20) What was Mickey Mouse originally going to be called?


Sudoku Every row, column and 3x3 square must contain the numbers 1 to 9. You may not duplicate numbers in any of these configurations.

Spot the difference!


Can you find the 7 mistakes in the second picture?


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ESSENTIAL INFORMATION EMERGENCY NUMBERS General emergency 112 Riviera Medical (English) 04 93 26 12 70 24 HR PHARMACIES (Closed Sundays from 7pm) Pharmacie Massena, 7 rue Massena Pharmacie Riviera, 66 av Jean Medecin AIRPORT Nice-Cote d’Azur Airport Switchboard: 08 20 42 33 33 Lost & Found: 04 93 21 31 11 Nice Airport busses & shuttles 08 20 42 33 33

MONEY EXCHANGE American Express, Airport Nice Change Méditerranée, 17 av Jean Medecin Cofima, 2 rue de France Travelex, 13av Thiers (opp. train station) PUBLIC UTILITIES France Telecom Domestic 1013, Business 1015 English service Mon-Fri 09h00 – 17h30 08 00 36 47 75

04 93 13 78 78 MECHANICS/BREAKDOWN SERVICE Help Dépannage +33 04 93 89 80 89 Nice Dépannage +33 (0) 810 06 24 24


ENGLISH SPEAKING GP Dr Chawki Elias 89 Quai des Etats-Unis 04 93 80 67 82


ENGLISH SPEAKING DENTIST Dr Nicolas Colson 4, avenue de Verdun 04 93 87 86 69 



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