Place Masséna

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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.
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  • Day6

    Accommodations Nice, France

    August 31, 2014 in France

    Villa Saint Exupery Hostel -

    Seriously I have to pay 7 euro to get laundry done and you don't even fold it for me?

    Heavily modified power outlet. Note use of my duct tape which I brought and already came in handy.

    My temporary home in Nice. Works great as I am only here to sleep generally. Women's shoes are not mine. Belong to Brit chick sleeping above me. I chose bunk near the window and have a nice ocean breeze all the time.Read more

  • Day6

    At the beach!

    August 31, 2014 in France

    This is one beach where you should BYOS. Seriously that's rock from about half a fist full size to 3 fists and it just keeps going in to the water. All rounded, not rough at all but very hard to walk on. It actually feels really good to lay out on it, like a back massage and no sand getting in everything.Read more

  • Day8

    Nice - eating dinner at the hostel again

    September 2, 2014 in France

    8 euro, can't beat it. Steak, linguini with a light Alfredo with ham in it and salad with light vinaigrette. You can taste how fresh the beef is clean, most likely hormone and antibiotic free due to the food laws. I could stay here for a long time.

  • Day2

    Nice, France

    April 10, 2016 in France

    Started our journey after 30 hours in transit. Checked bags in at Townsville airport and picked them up in Nice. Dubai was our 3hr transit point.
    Checked in at Grand Hotel Aston (Aston La Scala). Great location. Nice and handy.
    Weather has been amazing. A beautiful 15/17 deg during the day.
    We remember what we love about France. It is the crossants and their amazing tasting butter.
    Got on la grand Nice tour bus (hop on hop off). It was good but it could have been so much better if we could have found the pick up points easier and if they had better commentary on the bus.
    The water at the beach was just amazing blue and so inviting. A far cry from our water at home. The place is really busy with people but has a really laid back atmosphere.

    Onto Montpellier. Bloody hell the train station in Nice was an experiance. Not very helpful and not signed well. The dude at information was not full of information but he was full of attitude. Finaly we managed to work it out. Luckely we arrived early. By the time we landed on the platform and found the carriage we had to get on and which train, it left 10 min later. Now we just have to get off at the right stop and change trains in Avignon and then onto Montpellier.
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  • Day42

    Nice, France

    July 28, 2017 in France

    Up early to catch the train from La Spezia to Nice via Genoa. We arrived, checked in at our hostel and met Erica for lunch. I had a yummy Niçoise salad washed down with some rose. We walked down the main street, had a Nespresso and found a water play area. It was packed with kids all loving the water jets. We all tested it out too! There was a drinking fountain with refillable cold sparkling water, which was so delicious that we found our way back there multiple times. We walked along the promenade and found a spot on the pebbled beach. Dane and I had a swim, the water was warm but getting out was particularly painful. We walked and found an interesting wooden playground with lots of giant timber sea creatures. In the old town we enjoyed a cocktail and free tapas. We walked through the streets up to the castle where there were beautiful views over the city. We watched the sunset, looked around the port area and had an icecream in the market precinct.Read more

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Place Masséna, Place Massena

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