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  • Day4


    September 10, 2019 in France ⋅ 🌧 17 °C

    Kurzer 5 Minutenstop in Monaco 😅💪. Jetzt geht’s weiter entlang des Mittelmeers mit seinen glamourösen und schicken Städten an der französischen Riviera Richtung Nizza und durch Cannes bis nach Saint - Tropez🤩

  • Day10

    Nice - I'm in Love

    August 15, 2019 in France ⋅ 🌙 23 °C

    After a reasonable nights sleep in the shoe box we made our way to the station. We had breakfast in a park, with a group of homeless people circling us for smokes. No luck with us. It is amazing how many homeless people we have seen in France, and makes me think how incredibly lucky we are to be able to live our life as we are.

    The train was once again fast and got us to Marseille where we had a three hour stopover. We stored our luggage and went to find somewhere for a glass of wine, of course! A truly beautiful town that has a beautiful port and looks like it would be great to explore! Maybe next time 😉😉

    Onto Nice where our Air BnB turned out to be amazing and our hosts were lovely and helpful, giving up their room so we could stay for two night! We dumped our bags and headed off to find the beach, which was beautiful. We found a place on the beach to sit and sip our drinks and watch the amazing fireworks they had arranged on our behalf, obviously!

    Wandered back along the streets and had a kebab as we walked. A very relaxing and pleasant city that we will explore tomorrow.
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  • Day2


    April 1, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 19 °C

    Nach etwas mehr als fünf Stunden Fahrt sind wir gut in Nizza angekommen. Ausserhalb der Ferienzeit sind die französischen Autobahnen 'ein Traum'!
    In der Nähe von Nizza wurde es dann aber trotzdem etwas hektisch und durch die Stadt war es abenteuerlich, aber mit Co-Pilotin sind wir direkt vors Hotel gefahren. Aber - kein Parkplatz 😕
    So mussten wir erst einmal um den Häuserblock rumfahren und einen Parkplatz suchen. Danach zu Fuss zum Hotel zurück und einchecken. Das Zimmer ist sehr speziell, gefällt sehr gut.
    Nachdem wir auch unser Gepäck im Zimmer deponiert und unser Auto im Parkhaus abgestellt hatten, machten wir uns mit Samuel's Koffer auf den Weg zu seiner (Ferien-)Wohnung. Samuel hat uns mitgeteilt, dass er am Nachmittag bis 17:15 Schule hat. Da wir noch etwas zu früh waren haben wir ein Zvieri gekauft und gewartet. Gegen 17:30 kam er dann um die Ecke und wir konnten seine nette, kleine Wohnung im 2. Stock anschauen.
    Danach gingen wir noch mit ihm essen. Nach dem Nachtessen haben Trudi und ich noch einen Abendspaziergang entlang der Promenade des Anglais (weltbekannte Strandpromenade) gemacht.
    Wir sind gespannt, wie sich das dann morgen bei Tageslicht präsentiert. Gute Nacht
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  • Day30

    Day 28&29

    June 27, 2017 in France ⋅ ⛅ 27 °C

    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

  • Day3

    Cathédrale Russe

    September 21, 2019 in France ⋅ ⛅ 22 °C

    Die Kathedrale St Nicolas wurde zu Beginn des 20. Jh unter der Schirmherrschaft des letzten Zaren Nikolaus II und seiner Mutter, der Großfürstin Maria Feodorovna errichtet.

    Die Kathedrale ist der schönste Kirchenbau dieses Glaubens außerhalb von Russland und die perfekteste Darstellung der russischen Religionskunst im Ausland.

    Wir sind begeistert.
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  • Day34


    August 29, 2016 in France ⋅ ⛅ 24 °C

    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 ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    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 ⋅ ⛅ 26 °C

    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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  • Day27

    Nizza Ankunft

    July 21, 2016 in France ⋅ ⛅ 28 °C

    Es ist geschafft, zunächst kurzer Aufstieg dann Abstieg nach Nizza. Dann einmal zu Fuß durch ganz Nizza, das zieht sich ganz schön... Plötzlich taucht es auf das Schild, dass das Ende des Weges anzeigt:-) Natürlich sind wir noch zum Mittelmeer gelaufen, denn das ist doch das eigentliche Ziel! Wieder einmal geschafft:-)Read more

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