Nice Insiders: Tristan Rutherford and Kathryn Tomasetti

Nice Insiders: Tristan and Kathryn
Tristan and Kathryn met and fell in love on Nice's castle hill.

Northern Brit and ex-sports journalist Tristan moved here in 2002 from rainy London. Kathryn is an American/Italian national who swapped hip Milan for the sunny South of France in 2005.

The two met and fell in love on Nice's castle hill more than three years ago. Romantic or what? Between them they write travel features and guides for Time Out, the BBC, Rough Guides and The Independent.


On a Sunday we hit the market in Nice's Cours Saleya, or failing that Cannes' Forville market or Antibes' Marché Provençal. We'll then duck into a pavement cafe or head down to the beach with the weekend newspapers from the UK. Then we might meet friends for dinner or a catch a movie at local art house cinema, Le Mercury.


Hotels can be cheap on the French Riviera. We'll book a cosy one for Saturday night by a quiet beach or hill village. We'll bus, train, boat or bike it there then take in a few museums, coastal walks, shops or (preferably not too high) mountains.

Night out

See what's on in local paper Nice Matin, then hit a fireworks display, take dinner to the beach, lose our euros at a casino, catch a horse race at the hippodrome, or play our Nice version of Monopoly with friends. The wackier the activity the better it is.

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