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"Wintering swallows head South" Top 5 Page for this destination Nice Things to Do Tip by NiceLife

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  End of another Summer
by NiceLife

7.30 am, late November, and Summer has given way to Winter. The fickle European swallow shuts up shop and heads for warmer climes.For a few weeks each morning, moon still bright, the sky blackens briefly as another flock of a half million swallows takes to the skies overhead destined for Africa.

They'll be back in the Spring along with next year's Tourists. In the mean time Nice is poised for Christmas. The artificial snow is sprayed onto the fir trees planted out in Place Massena, and the wooden cabins of the Christmas Market prepared, the ice rink readied.

Some shops and restaurants close for a brief holiday in the run up to Christmas. Others are shut for refurbishment while things are quiet. Blessed still with the chance of days of warm sunshine, Nice is calm and quiet. And there are still people on the beach.

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  • Updated Dec 5, 2004
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