Living the Sweet Life in Nice, France

France, Nice Guide (B): Living the Sweet Life in Nice, France

Do you need to add a little sweetness to your life? I know just where to go for that. One of my favourite places in Nice is Maison Auer in the Old Town. It is a “confiserie/chocolaterie” (sweet shop/chocolate shop) – can it get any better than that? Feast for the eyes For me this shop is a “must see” on any tour of Nice for two reasons.

First of all, the architecture is beautiful. When you enter this amazing shop on rue St. François de Paule you are transported back in time about 150 years. The original Florentine style interior is decorated with stained glass, crystal chandeliers, and marble-topped display cabinets adorned with cherubs and festoons of flowers. It’s easy to imagine Victorian skirts swishing among these displays as elegant ladies and gents shopped for a few sweets before heading across the street to the opera.

Tempting treats After you have finished admiring the architecture, you will start to notice the tantalizing products on offer. This is the second reason it’s one of my favourite places. You will see candied fruit in the window, glistening from all of that sugary goodness within. You will also find fruit jellies, glazed chestnuts, and of course, my personal favourite, chocolate. They make more than twenty kinds of chocolate here so you are sure to find something to suit your taste. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Living the Sweet Life in Nice, France
Guide Location: France » Nice
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: Maison Auer   Canel Confiserie   Confiserie Florian   La Cure Gourmande   L’Art Gourmand  
Author: Margo Lestz
Read it on author's website: https://curiousrambler.com/living-the-sweet-life-in-nice-france/

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