Well done, Anne-Laure, you’re the winner of yesterday’s 2-night stay at the G-Rough Designhotel in bella Roma!

For today’s giveaway answer three simple questions: Are you a woman? Do you love to travel and explore new cities? And do you like to solve riddles, overcome fears and get creative? If your answers are yes, yes and yes, we have something special for you!

We’ve teamed up with our friends at Pop and the City and Le Negresco hotel to present you with the unique opportunity to participate in the very same urban race for women that Marie and Kathi attended last year in Nice. Today two of you have the chance to win 2 passes for a Pop in the City 2016 event of your choice, and one of the those two will also get a 2 night stay at Le Negresco hotel in Nice including breakfast – just a hint: Pop in the City returns to Nice on 24 September 2016!


Pop in the City

Pop in the City started its event series a few years ago in Porto, but has since expanded to cities and urban centres all over Europe. Past editions have taken place in Utrecht, Bruxelles, Nantes and Nice. The ‘female urban race’ is open for all women to participate in teams of two. The Popettes have to solve riddles and with the help of locals find locations spattered all around the city. Each location holds a different challenge ranging from creating art with your bare boobs to ziplining off a building. The team who finishes the most challenges of the day AND crosses the finish line before it closes will win a grand prize. In 2016 Pop in the City will return to its ski edition in Risoul (March 12th) and our beloved Nice (Sept 24th), but also hit up Hamburg (June 18th) and Seville (Oct 15th) for the first time!

The race is a celebration of all the things women can do, but it’s also a great way to explore a (new) city from a different side and interact with its locals in a fun way. I mean, take a look at these photos.

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We are giving away two team passes (so 2×2 tickets) for a city of your own choice, but note that one of you will win an additional 2 night stay at Le Negresco in Nice – so put Sept 24th in your calendar!

Le Negresco, Nice

After a thrilling, but exhausting day mastering the challenges of Pop in the City all you can ask for is a princess-like bed in the hotel of your dreams. Le Negresco in Nice, right along the famous Promenade des Anglais (the beach-side promenade) is the perfect place for that. A dream of pastel colours and with an art collection spanning five centuries the hotel is the monumental achievement of Madame Jeanne Augier, who bought the 1910s building in 1957 and has revamped it as a museum-like hotel for all five senses ever since.

All rooms and suites are individually decorated. Our room had a canopy over the bed and sumptuous blue wall paper. The furniture was a mix of styles from different centuries, from an ancient looking bed to a 1970s-looking bright and sparkling turquoise hot tub in the bath room. The hotel has a restaurant, a brasserie where breakfast is served for all guests, and a great cocktail bar – pricey but so worth it! You are at the Cote d’Azure after all!

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Our personal favourites were the view from our room (turquoise sea, the beach, palm trees) and the brasserie La Rotande which looked like a circus tent with wooden carousel horses. There was any kind of breakfast you could name – from fresh eggs all styles, to continental ham and cheese platters, macaroons and french toast (duh!). PS: Breakfast is included in your prize!

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While the decor of the hotel is extravagant and luxurious, the atmosphere is so inclusive you hardly ever feel out of place – even when you’re all sweaty after running around all over Nice on a sunny day.

You might have seen the hotel featured in one of the many French films that had been shot here, or in Woody Allen’s Magic in the Moonlight. Soon you could join the list of famous guests which reaches from royalties from around the world over Frank Sinatra, Lauren Bacall and The Beatles to Picasso, Dali and Matisse. We’re not surprised they all loved this unique hotel – and we’re sure you’ll love it too!

If you’re still not convinced, that this prize is for you (and your best friend) have a look at our video from last year, featuring both Pop in the City and Le Negresco hotel:

How to win

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  • Leave a comment telling us why you are the perfect choice to participate in Pop in the City and visit Nice.

The winner will be announced tomorrow as we open the next door. Good luck!

*This offer does not include any transportation and has no cash value. The offer ends on December 1st 2016 and is subject to availability. Entries close at 7am Berlin time on December 14th, 2015.

This is a post by Kathi Kamleitner.

Kathi Kamleitner was a regular contributor at Travelettes from 2013 to 2019. Originally from Vienna, Austria, she packed her backpack to travel the world and lived in Denmark, Iceland and Berlin, before settling in Glasgow, Scotland. Kathi is always preparing her next trip – documenting her every step with her camera, pen and phone.

In 2016, Kathi founded Scotland travel blog WatchMeSee.com to share her love for her new home, hiking in the Scottish Highlands, island hopping and vegan food. Follow her adventures on Instagram @watchmesee!