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Place Masséna

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  • Day11

    A Day Exploring Nice

    August 16 in France ⋅ 🌙 23 °C

    Had a wonderful nights sleep and breakfast was provided by our hosts Gerard and Madeline. We then set off to explore. It is the most beautiful city with amazing buildings, parks and statues. And of course the beach. We found a street market where we found our food for our picnic on the beach to watch the sunset.

    We found a cafe where we sat upstairs for quite a long time people watching and just enjoying the atmosphere. We did more walking, eating and drinking and then headed back for our siesta!

    Headed out to the beach, not the white sand beaches we are used too. It was quite stony, but one benefit, no sand in your bathers. Though the stones are a bit tough on our soft feet so looks like ref booties will be acquired. Ooooh more to carry 😂😂

    We had a picnic after our swim in the azure blue ocean. What better way to end our last night in France than with a bottle of Rose, bread, cheese and olives. Yum!

    We ended the night at a wine bar where we enjoyed live music and a couple of drinks. Was our Friday night Guildford Grumpies night and a great way to finish our stay in Nice. Returned to our BnB giggling like teenagers trying not to wake everyone up. Early start tomorrow and 4 trains and we will be in Florence!
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  • Day3

    Nizza zum Zweiten

    April 2 in France ⋅ ⛅ 17 °C

    Heute war ein gemütlicher Ferientag 😊😎
    Nach einem ausgiebigen Frühstück sind wir losmarschiert. Durch die Fussgängerzone bis zur Place Massena. Der Platz fällt auf durch Figuren auf hohen Säulen. Die Figuren leuchten in der Nacht farbig. An den Platz grenzt der Jardin Albert 1er an, in welchem zur Zeit irgend eine Gartenausstellung stattfindet - mit Regenwald und so. Wir sind durchgegangen und haben uns danach ein paar Minuten auf einer Bank an die Sonne gesetzt. Schöööön, herrlich.
    Wie gestern vorgenommen sind wir Richtung Burg auf dem Kies entlang dem Meer gelaufen. Hier zu liegen ist möglicherweise etwas unbequem. Strandschuhe und irgendeine Unterlage wäre sicher notwendig. Im Sommer aber sicher sehr schön hier.
    Rund hundert Meter über dem Meer befinden sich die Überreste einer Burg. Oben auf dem Berg hat es einen schönen Park und die Aussicht über Nizza ist atemberaubend. Punkt 12 Uhr - ein Riesenknall! Wir und die umstehenden Touristen sind ziemlich erschrocken. Irgendwie wurde eine Kanone abgeschossen und anschliessend haben alle Kirchenglocken geläutet. Ist wohl üblich hier.
    Später habe ich das dann noch gegoogelt 'Lou Canoun de Miejour'! Kurzfassung: Der Legende nach erinnerte ein reicher Schotte in den 1860er Jahren mit dem Kanonendonner seine Frau daran, dass jetzt Mittag ist und sie nach Hause kommen soll.

    Vom Hügel sieht man auf der einen Seite über die Altstadt von Nizza - der Blick auf der hinteren Seite zeigt einen grossen Hafen mit der einen oder anderen Millionenyacht!
    Wieder vom Berg runter haben wir uns die Marktstände auf dem 'Cours de Saleya' angeschaut und uns im 'Pain&Cie' eine Trinkpause gegönnt.
    Weiter ging es dann an der 'Fontaine du Soleil' (Apollon-Brunnen) vorbei über die 'Place Massena' in die berühmten 'Galeries Lafayettes' - ein Erlebnis zwar, doch mit Preisen ausserhalb unseres Budgets.
    Ich durfte mich dann bei 'Jules' noch mit Sommerkleidern eindecken. (PS: so füllen wir die Lücke im Kofferraum, welche durch den Koffer, den wir bei Samuel lassen, entstanden ist)
    Zurück im Hotel schnell geduscht. Es blieb dann noch Zeit, ein Hotel für morgen Abend zu reservieren. Wo es hingeht soll hier noch nicht geschrieben werden.
    Nach 18Uhr gings wieder los. Wir haben uns noch einmal mit Samuel zum Znacht verabredet.
    Wir lassen uns in der 'La Trattoria' (rue de France 37) kulinarisch verwöhnen.
    Wir begleiteten Samuel anschliessend zurück zu seiner Wohnung, weil er uns ein paar Sachen geben wollte, welche wir heimnehmen sollen, weil er sie nicht braucht.
    Ein kurzweiliger Spaziergang zurück zum Hotel und nun den Tagesbericht schreiben und um ein paar Stunden zu schlafen 😴
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  • Day10

    Heading to Avignon

    August 1, 2017 in France ⋅ ☀️ 93 °F

    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 ⋅ ⛅ 77 °F

    Villa Saint Exupery Hostel - https://www.villahostels.com/hostels/beach-hostel-nice/

    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 ⋅ ⛅ 77 °F

    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 ⋅ 🌙 72 °F

    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 ⋅ ⛅ 20 °C

    Bonjour...
    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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