It’s the most wonderful time of the year… hot chocolate, blazing fires, mulled wine and the smell of ginger bread baking. Or, if you’re anything like myself, this time of the year means catching a cold, stressing out about staging elaborate scenes for elf on the shelf (I mean, REALLY?) and running around shopping centres trying to decide if you should buy mum that gift she really deserves, or, the Zara coat YOU cannot possibly survive the winter season without. Yep, it’s Christmas time!
To stop me becoming a total scrooge, there is one thing that gets me into the Christmas spirit every time without fail and that is a good ole Christmas Market. The Nice one has grown to become something really special and is one of my favourites, as it’s less touristy than its German counterparts. Called the Village De Noel or Christmas Village it’s located in Place Massena and Jardin Albert 1er and there are many fun things to do and see for all.
You can’t miss the Ferris wheel in Place Massena, which has wonderful views over the rooftops of Nice. The Fountaine de Soleil is where you can jump on the tourist train to see Nice’s must–see spots. My favourite part of this winter wonderland is the large ice rink where I can show off my Torvill and Dean skills.
The market is buzzing with a festive atmosphere that gets you in the Christmas mood. With 50 to 60 wooden chalets to purchase local goods, it’s fab for a little bit of Christmas shopping! So wrap up warm, grab a mulled wine and a tasty treat from the selection of international food stalls and just have a wonder.
Village De Noel is definitely a Nice attraction not to be missed and you can have an afternoon or evening out at a small cost with your friends or family. Christmas is above all about enjoying time with your loved ones. So I brought my Zara coat. After all ‘Baby it’s cold outside’ SORRY MUM!