My week in the Cote d’Azur – French Riviera attending ILTM Cannes 2017

My week in the Cote d’Azur – French Riviera attending ILTM Cannes 2017  |  ILTM – International Luxury Travel Market | As every year, December is my time in the French Riviera, taking part either as hosted VIP Media or Buyer, to ITLM Cannes. This is the best luxury travel event to network with other luxury travel colleagues and international suppliers. This is my week in the Cote d’Azur – French Riviera attending ITLM Cannes 2017. For more tips and recommendations, see all my minute-to-minute past/current/future post and experiences on ILTM Cannes 2017.

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The way to transfer Cannes to Nice

Helicopter transfers Cannes to Nice by www.carlosmeliablog.comThe way to transfer Cannes to Nice  |  Cote d’AZur, France  |  This is the way we roll in Cannes, French Riviera, France during ILTM. Heli Air Monaco, air transfers from Cannes helipad to Nice International Airport, door to door, in less than 15 minutes with lovely views of  the Cote d’Azur. (approx. EUR 75 OW per person). Continue reading The way to transfer Cannes to Nice

My night experience in Nice

My night experience in Nice by www.carlosmeliablog.comMy night experience in Nice  |  Nice, France  |  Dinner last night at Regence private Restaurant at Le Negresco Hotel  in NiceFrance was just outstanding. Private room just for our group with an exquisite menu and selection of wines. You should try either this restaurant, or Chantecle or La Rotonde (which BTW is so kitsch and camp that at the same time is fabulous. You will literally be eating in a carrousel), both at the same property. Continue reading My night experience in Nice

My day exploring Nice

My day exploring Nice by www.carlosmeliablog.com My day exploring Nice | Nice, France | This is my third time in Nice, and this time I am only for 24 hours, invited by Le Negresco Hotel, on my way to my final destination for the next four days, Cannes. There I will be attending the ILTM 2013 – International Luxury Travel Market. I decided to explore areas of Nice I haven’t done before, and a big pending on my list was to explore Colline du Chateau, Tour Bellanda and enjoy the breathtaking panoramic views of the Baie des Anges from the top of the hill. Continue reading My day exploring Nice

Le Negresco Hotel unexpected Palace

Le Negresco Hotel unexpected Palace  |  Nice, France  |  If we talk about traditional hotels that exude luxury and charm, well I would risk to say the Le Negresco Hotel in French Riviera is on the top of my list. The minute you walk by the door and enter the lobby of the hotel, a fairy tale of sophistication unfolds. Le Negresco first opened its doors on January 8th, 1913. The hotel, designed by Henri Negrescu, immediately attracted a brilliant international clientele, Kings of the old and the new world. Jeanne Augier is the guardian of this myth. Owner of the Palace since 1957, this great lady – with deeply-rooted convictions – has devoted her life to the preservation and the development of this unique heritage.  Continue reading Le Negresco Hotel unexpected Palace

Hotel Check IN Le Negresco Hotel

Hotel Check IN Le Negresco Hotel  |  Nice, France  |  Today after a fabulous stay in St Tropez for two days, I returned to Nice, which in many way is a smaller version of Paris. Same as two days ago, I checked IN at the lovely and chic, but veryyyyy eclectic Le Negresco Hotel. An institution in the city, known unanimously to be the best hotel in town, and I fully second that. I was here 4 days ago, when I got this stunning Suite overlooking the Promenade de Anglais, and the waters of the Mediterranean Sea. This rooms have been renovated and modernized with some pop touches.  Continue reading Hotel Check IN Le Negresco Hotel

Rue Bonaparte Le Petite Marais Nice


Rue Bonaparte Le Petite Marais Nice   |  Nice, France  |  Now Nice also has its own Gay District. Still pretty small and rather quiet even on a Friday night. It happens along Rue Bonaparte behind the Place Garibaldi. The have named the district ” Le Petite Marais ” in homage to the gay neighborhood in Paris. At my hotel, Le Negresco, the concierge knowing who I was, provided me with a Gay Map of the City and shared with me the tips on this district and to try Gossip Bar for a quick dinner or drinks. Continue reading Rue Bonaparte Le Petite Marais Nice

TGV Gare de Lyon Paris to Nice Ville

TGV Gare de Lyon Paris to Nice Ville  |  France  |  Today I transfered all the way from Versailles to Nice, in a ver simple and smooth way, to get to Gare de Lyon Station in Paris to get onboard the TGV to Nice Ville.  Almost 6 hours train ride in total. I did pre purchased my tickets in advance, thank God, because the train was fully booked, and that would have ruined my whole itinerary which already is very tight. 270 Euros Round Trip, including my trip to St Tropez and connections. I was rather excited to do this trip, first time on the TGV. The scenery was amazing, specially the second part of the journey, once you arrive to St. Raphael all the way to nice, passing by Cannes of course at hight speed. Continue reading TGV Gare de Lyon Paris to Nice Ville

GPS Carlos Melia off to France and Russia

GPS Carlos Melia off to France and Russia  |  The COUNTDOWN has began. !!!!! France and Russia here I come. Only in 03 DAYS heading to Paris to begin my month and a 1/2 trip to this two incredible destinations including France ( Paris, St Tropez, Nice, Deauville ) and Russia ( St. Petersburg and Moscow ). And of course you will be able to read and see everything here at www.carlosmeliablog.com. Have a GREAT Week everyone. CM @ Carlos Melia Recommends

(*) Special Thanks in advance to: France – Park Hyatt Vendome Paris, Trianon Palace Versaille, Le 20 Prieure Hotel, Le Negresco Nice, Pan Dei St. Tropez, Deauville Tourisme, Les Manoirs de Tourgeville, Ferme Saint Simeon Hotel, 81 L’Hotel and MJL Select. Russia – W St. Petersburg and Grand Europe Hotel by Orient-Express. More being added as we speak. If you would like to have your hotel, restaurant or tour company reviewed, please do not hesitate to contact me at info@carlosmelia.com

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Niçoise meets New York at La Petite Maison

Niçoise meets New York at La Petite Maison | Manhattan, New York | I don’t know what critics and people in general say about Niçoise Cuisine, but to me after my experience at La Petite Maison, can define it as fantastic mix between Italian and French Cuisine. Located steps away from 5th. Avenue and the Rockefeller Center in Manhattan. Continue reading Niçoise meets New York at La Petite Maison