Théoule-sur-Mer: a Seaside Restaurant

I enjoy going to the sandy beach in Théoule, about 40 minutes from Nice by autoroute A8; there is also a train station for access.

I decided to have lunch at the restaurant I prefer there, Les Frères de la Baie, dining at a table just beside the sea. Actually the few times I have been there, I have ordered their specialty, ‘La Tulipe de Poulet’ – a salad in a light, crispy ‘basket’ with marinated chicken and lightly seasoned vinaigrette dressing – delicious! Keeping with ‘tradition,’ I ordered it this time, followed by their café liégeois dessert.

The restaurant is just at the edge of the sea, so you can relax as you listen to the rippling waves and the beautiful sea view. A great place to unwind, either before or after hitting the beach!

A few summers ago, I ate at the nearby Marco Polo Restaurant; it’s situated closer to the beach entrance intersection, but still was enjoyable and had good food.

Nice Train Station Makeover

Beginning January, 2013, the main train station in Nice will be getting a makeover.  The approximately 60 million Euro, new futuristic/modern look will enhance the current station building, which was constructed in the 19th century.

“Nice is connected to the rest of France via the SNCF train network. A direct TGV train from Paris to Nice takes about 6 hours, and on TGVs a reservation is obligatory. The train arrives in Nice at the central station, called simply “Gare Nice Ville” (not to be confused with the stations at the city limits, Nice Riquier and Nice St Augustin). A new service called “IdTGV” is now available: it offers low-cost TGV tickets (starting at just €19 for a single trip between Paris and Nice). These tickets have to be bought online, and are not refundable.” (source: Wikitravel)