You are spending a comfortable moment at seafront under the French Rivieran sun and you would like to prolong the holidays up to your place and also make your relatives enjoy them ? The Hotel Brice Garden Nice suggests you to discover 7 gift ideas to bring back as souvenirs of your stay in Nice. Let yourself be inspired by this non-exhaustive but already very suggestive list.
1. Olive oil
Olive oil is the symbol of the Mediterranean Coast, with its famous “olives de Nice” ! You will find olive oil everywhere in the shops of the city and more particularly in the Old Nice, at Alziari shop or at A l’Olivier shop. It will be ideal to flavour your dishes !
2. Lavender bags
Perfume your wardrobes with lavender bags ! These colorful little bags will remind you the good scents of the South and the good weather of the French Riviera. La Grange de Mimi Cadeaux, in the Old Nice, is full of these typical souvenirs from the region.
3. Herbes de Provence
Find again the flavours of the Provençal cuisine thanks to the dried herbs that you will find on any market, like the one of Cours Saleya, a few minutes from the Hotel Brice Garden Nice. They are so various that you’ll always have the impression to eat a different dish.
4. Bellet wine
The city of Nice has a vineyard on the top of the Saquier hill at 200 metres in altitude, the Bellet Castle. Profit from your stay on the French Riviera to visit the vineyard located only 20 minutes from the city centre of Nice (lien), ending the visit by a tasting. The Bellet wine is the ideal present to offer to lovers of good wine as the production is limited to 25,000 bottles a year !
5. Ceramics from the South of France
Put colours in your kitchen with the typical ceramics from the South of France : plates, bowls, egg cups… will look fantastic for your future meals ! You could find your happiness at L’Atelier des Cigales or at La Grange de Mimi Cadeaux, both located in the old town of Nice, and of course on the market of Cours Saleya.
6. Household linen in the Provençal colours
Crack for the typical household linen from Provence ! Tablecloths, bath towels, sheets, your house (and your relatives’ ones) will get some colours ! You will find beautiful pieces at Le Chandelier, in rue la Boucherie ; at the shop La Couqueto, you will even find clothes, stitched on site, near handmade santons (which are figurines) from Provence.
7. Herbin jams
The lemon jam from Maison Herbin is praised by the clients of the Hotel Brice Garden Nice as it is offered every morning on the breakfast buffet. This jam-producer from Menton prepares his products in respecting the craftsmanship. The visit of the factory is a must for travelers who are going to Menton. Tasting Herbin jams makes you travel and wakes up the taste buds ! Are sold at the reception of the Hotel Brice Garden Nice : lemon jam or bitter orange jam and mustard made with lemon tree honey (also available on tasting on the breakfast buffet).
The most beautiful souvenirs that can be brought back from Nice are memories ! But the little gift shops are also there to prolong the pleasure of the South until you are back home.