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  • Day8

    Nizza

    May 16 in France

    Nach kleinen Startschwierigkeiten (ein platter Fahrradreifen) haben wir eine circa 1 stündige Fahrradtour entlang der Côte d'Azur bis nach Nizza gemacht. Sehr schön. Zunächst hat uns die Stadt optisch nicht gefallen, da man vom Strand aus fast nur Hotels und Casinos sieht, doch auf den zweiten Blick ist vor allem die Altstadt sehr schön mit sehr vielen kleinen Geschäften. Wir sind über einen kleinen Kunstmarkt geschländert und haben uns die Altstadt angeschaut. Auf dem Rückweg hat dann auch noch das andere Fahrrad Probleme gemacht, trotzdem haben wir es zurück zum Bus geschafft.Read more

  • Day23

    Nice was nice-ish

    September 18, 2017 in France

    Nice was nice, but certainly not my favourite place in this part of the world. This may in part be due to the hideous weather that came along today. A bit of a chill in the air, cloudy so not blue sky and intermittent drops of rain. A bit annoying really! Because Nice isn't really a tourist location to be enjoyed in inclement weather, it was a bit of a dampener on proceedings. As a result, we also decided to ditch the idea of going to Monaco. The hills are definitely more our thing than the waterfront locations.

    Our AirBnB coffee table has the Rick Steves guide to the French Riviera. We took his advice and decided to avoid the exorbitant fees and hassle of parking in the centre of Nice and parked at a nearby tram station. That all went pretty smoothly. We wandered around the markets in Vielle Ville, which based on the pricing of their wares (which were mostly pretty good), they cater for a more affluent clientele. It started to spit so we took refuge and had a leisurely lunch on the waterfront - the kids enjoyed crepes, Glen and I had homemade gnocchi, Craig had mostly salad. After lunch, a walk along the Promenade was required to appease lunch guilt.

    Notable things on the Promenade... Craig got a call from an old school friend via Facebook Messenger, so I thought I might as well ring my sister.

    I am being good tonight and going straight for the wine to avoid the bier ;-)
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  • Day30

    Day 28&29

    June 27, 2017 in France

    Yesterday we went on a walking tour around nice we also went to the antique markets that were on. Then we visited the Russian Cathedral and Notre Dame replica cathedral. We went out for drinks on a rooftop bar then had Indian for dinner

    Today we got up and went to the highest point of 90m to get panoramic views of Nice which were stunning and went to the war memorial that they have erected and tonight we will have another dinner togetherRead more

  • Day34

    Nice

    August 29, 2016 in France

    Nice is nice. But also very lively, vibrant city. We came just moments before it got dark. From busy 'LA beachy type' of city where people are running, walking, exercising on the sidewalks, to the bustling city, where sleep is apparently not on the menu, as there is so much going on.

    We took a stroll down the Promenade de Anglais towards old harbour, sea breeze was just what we needed and the view was nice too. Promenade is very long and it's facing the sea all the way. Even though the attack happened here on this place only one month ago, we weren't feeling afraid or felt any uncomfortable vibes. City lives on, as it should.

    We watched street dancers, musicians and colorful fountains. On the way back to the car, we spotted tons of restaurants and hotels. It seemed like it's very important where you eat, like you give certain statement by eating at the most expensive restaurant. This massive turism of 'show me the money' type isn't really our thing, but for the night or two, we would be okay even here. At least the view is nice ;)
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  • Day8

    Train ride to Nice

    July 30, 2017 in France

    Woke up early for one last swim (I let Laura keep sleeping) before we packed up and checked out. A series of delayed trains made our ride into France take a little longer than planned, but we made it with plenty of time left in the afternoon to walk around and have dinner.

    We went past kilometers and kilometers of beach, which made for an interesting view on the way over. Monaco and Monte Carlo were impressive as well, but I'm glad we're staying in Nice instead.Read more

  • Day9

    2nd night in Nice

    July 31, 2017 in France

    Since we failed in our quest to find a place to swim up in the mountains, we desperately wanted to hit one of the beaches Nice has to offer. The water was fantastic, and the surf made for a great swim.

    Feeling like we had gotten some much needed exercise after a day in the car, we headed back into old town to find a good place to eat. Once again, dinner was first rate. Nice is a great place to walk around at night, with a lively stretch along the beach and promenade.

    Also pictured was the tiny elevator in our hotel, which had a nasa-style rocket launch countdown as you ascend. Laura was not amused.
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  • Day10

    Heading to Avignon

    August 1, 2017 in France

    Our time in Nice was over all too soon, and we started to pack up to hit the road. Before hopping in the car, we realized we hadn't yet had a single crepe in France, and headed back into old town to correct that.

    We saw the flower market (which is really more a farmer's market), and bought some fruit to snack on during our drive.

    Getting out of the city was a bit rough, as our GPS failed to perform, and the maze of one way streets compounded our confusion. It was slated to be a pretty quick drive, but we hit a terrible traffic jam -- they had closed the other side of a major highway due to a logging truck going over the railing and spilling it's cargo all over the road. It probably doubled our drive time, and we were both very much ready to get out of the car by the time we pulled in to Avignon -- it was beer o'clock.Read more

  • Day23

    Nice

    June 1, 2015 in France

    I had an awesome day today, Nice was nice! I spent the day with Kayla, Christina, Kevin, Josh, Danielle, Hayden and Anthony. We spent the day walking around the city and managed to see most of it, we even walked up to the lookout where we got an amazing view of the beach! Somehow on the way up Anthony ended up in a pond and afterwards he stunk so much he had to go to the beach to wash himself! haha. We ended up at the shops to buy an outfit for the Monte Carlo! I managed to find a little black dress. Really looking forward to tonight!Read more

  • Day39

    Suns out, flip flops on and nice flat ride round to Nice today. Not a massive amount to see on the way round but good cycle path. Having visited Nice before I found a great spot at Fort du Mont Alban which after getting to Nice pretty quick I decided to ride to. Pretty steep climb there but offers great views back across Nice and over the other side looking East towards Villefrance-sur-Mer and the uber exclusive area of Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.

    Very much in holiday mood and after a short spell on the beach the evening was spent having a few chilled drinks on the front then in the old town area of Nice with a few people id met in the hostel.
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Nice, Nizza, Niça

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