Après-Midi Recap

Jeanne Oliver, Nice – March 2024

Adrian Leeds and Jeanne Oliver
Adrian with Jeanne Oliver

We had a full house at Oscar Restaurant to hear Jeanne Oliver speak about Nice taken from her research writing Nice Uncovered: Walks Through the Secret Heart of a Historic City. She enlightened the SRO group of expats with a slide presentation and talk about the history of Nice, concentrating on the development of the city, first by the various visitors who made their mark, such as the British, the Russians and the Americans, and then from an architectural point of view, pointing out special Belle Epoch and Art Deco buildings of note. We’ve walked past them dozens of times, but maybe never thought much of them, except that they were beautiful. Now we had a chance to see them from a different light.

One of the Art Deco buildings, located on Avenue Victor Hugo, the Palais Les Mimosas built in 1938. It just happened to be the building in which is located an apartment on which one of our clients had made an offer just two days earlier, and had been accepted. He and his wife grinned ear-to-ear to discover its importance in the history of the city.

Even if you couldn’t attend, you don’t have to miss it. The entire session (1 hour 30 minutes) was recorded as it always is and you can enjoy it for yourself. Click here to watch the event.

About Jeanne:

After graduating from SUNY Stony Brook, Jeanne moved to New York City to work at the Village Voice as a copy editor. She then attended New York Law School and worked as a criminal lawyer.

Her love of travel propelled her to Europe where she worked as a tour guide before turning to travel writing. Her first assignment was to update a chapter on Croatia for Lonely Planet’s Mediterranean Europe. She went on to write the first edition of Lonely Planet’s Croatia which was the first guidebook in English to the new country. She also worked on several guidebooks for Frommer’s including Paris from $70 a Day and Memorable Walks in Paris.

Jeanne’s latest project was Nice Uncovered: Walks Through the Secret Heart of a Historic City, which she has published as both an e-book and paperback, available on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and Apple books as well as selected bookstores.

She currently resides in Nice, France where she works on her website, and enjoys swimming, cycling and hiking.



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