Nice Airport is far away from the volcanic ash from Iceland–at least for now. I visited a few hours ago and found it crowded, of course, with travellers waiting for news of their flights. Flights to the south–Madrid, Dubai etc.–were taking off but the many flights a day between Nice and northern airports like London, Dublin, Brussels were all cancelled. The regular roar of planes taking off became no more than occasional background noise to the sound of anxious travellers milling around. Let’s face it: there are far worse places to be stranded than on the Cote d’Azur on a beautiful spring day!