It's nearly time to head back home... are you already reminiscing about your amazing Nice holiday? Take home some of Nice's sunshine, colours and aromas with the Hôtel Locarno Nice's selection of 5 must-have souvenirs to pick up during your Côte d’Azur holiday. It's a great excuse to treat your loved ones... and yourself!
Southern French olive oil
Whether it's for you or someone special, olive oil is the perfect gift to bring home in your suitcase after a break in the Nice sunshine. Nice olive oil is among the best in France for drizzling over your dishes or dipping your bread into.
Whether you like it plain, infused with basil, garlic, chilli, in miniature or standard bottles or even cans, you'll find what you're looking for at the Nicolas Alziari shop in the Vieux-Nice, making olive oil since 1868. You can also visit the oil mill, the last one on the Côte d’Azur, in the Madeleine district in Nice.Boutique Moulin à Huile d'Olive Nicolas Alziari 14 rue Saint-François de Paule – 06300 Nice Hours : Every day from 9 am to 7 pm (sunday from 10 am)
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A "Nissa la Bella" blue chair
The famous blue chair by the French designer Jean-Michel Wilmotte sits on the Promenade des Anglais all year round. It's been the symbol of Nice since the 1930s and reflects the Mediterranean Sea and sky.
Head to the ArtNice art gallery to pick up a miniature or life-size version of the blue chair. You'll find all kinds of chair-based homewares and accessories by local artist Sébastien Di Natale to bring back memories of your amazing holiday in Nice.Galerie d’art ArtNice Editions 2 rue Droite – 06300 Nice Hours :Monday to Saturday 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
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Bellet wine to enjoy with friends
Take a slice of Nice home with you! Visit Bellet vineyard spanning almost 50 hectares on the Nice hilltops. It's among the oldest terroirs in France with year-round sun-drenched vines influenced by the mountain and sea. You'll find Bellet wine at the world's best restaurants but it's a small-scale production so you'll struggle to pick up a bottle outside Nice.
Le Goût de Nice shop along the Coulée Verte green walkway is just a 15 minute tram ride from Hôtel Locarno and sells several Domaine de Bellet wine options. Choose from: folle noire/grenage (red), braquet (rosé) et rolle (white).Le Goût de Nice 34 boulevard Jean Jaurès – 06300 Nice Hours: Monday to Saturday 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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An Eric Garence poster celebrating Nice
Bring the Côte d’Azur to your lounge. Explore the entire poster collection by Eric Garence, a local artist/illustrator and ambassador for the Côte d’Azur France brand. His neo-retro vintage posters celebrate the French Riviera's towns and landmarks: Promenade des Anglais, Vieux-Nice, Menton, Mimosa Route and blue chairs in Nice and Cannes.
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A Fragonard perfume radiating the Côte d’Azur sunshine
What could be better than a fragrance oozing Côte d’Azur aromas to conjure up holiday memories? Head deep into Vieux-Nice and visit the sunny Fragonard boutique whose unique aromas entice you as soon as you step in. Step inside and browse the scented ranges, cosmetics, textiles and homewares.
You can also visit the legendary Eze factory and its skincare lab which opened in 1968 on the corniche between Nice and Monaco. It's just a 30 minute drive from your 3* hotel and a must-do whilst on holiday in Nice.Fragonard Boutique Nice Saleya 11 Cours Saleya – 06300 Nice Hours: Every day from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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Take a slice of Nice home with you to keep your family holiday in the South of France alive a little longer. It will tide you over until your next break in one of the Summer Hotels in Nice, Cannes or Menton.