THE PROVENCE CITY GUIDE: NICE
Tobias Kaspar and Hannes Loichinger
This pocket-size book with a summery peach cover presents a tightly edited, discreetly packaged list of the best a city like Nice, “the California of Europe”, has to offer the art conscious traveller.
Whether you are staying for 48 hours or five days, visiting for business or a vacation, the editors of PROVENCE, Tobias Kaspar and Hannes Loichinger, have done the hard work for you: reading from more than 43 travel guides, from 1885 up to 2010, and comparing their merits and insiders’ tips, they’ve found for you the most extraordinary and enticing restaurants, bars, hotels, stores and sites, architecture and design. This full-color guide also presents a series of original photographs that compose a contemporary portrait of the intoxicating city of Jacques Médecin and Yves Klein, Hôtel Negresco and the Promenade des Anglais.
Thanks to this historical, if whimsical, approach, THE PROVENCE City Guide: NICE renews the genre of the travel guide : one of the more performative sort of books, usually considered as trustworthy, such manuals not only pretend to tell you what the present is like, but also how to experience it. This small volume is undoubtedly stylish, but anachronistically informative and probably not very precise ; it allows one to lose her or his way, and will nonetheless provide its readers with a real taste of the city’s landscape and (in)famous history, and the satisfaction you haven’t yet read all that you could see.
(Publié en collaboration avec l’équipe du magazine Provence – l’artiste Tobias Kaspar et le curateur Hannes Loichinger – ce livre de poche à la couverture estivale se propose comme une sélection précise et efficace de ce que la ville de Nice – la « Californie européenne » – peut offrir de meilleur au voyageur clairvoyant et amateur d’art.
Tobias Kaspar, Hannes Loichinger, The Provence City Guide: Nice – The California of Europe, 2011