Nice

We took a drive along the coastal road (west) today for a short visit to the city of Nice. The first challenge was finding a parking space. Most of the paid parking is in underground car-parks, but many have a height restriction of 1.9 metres (I need about 2.1 metres for the Defender which has a raised air intake). Once we found a suitable car-park, we took a walk through the Cours Saleya Flower Market towards the old town where we ate lunch.

I wish we could buy flowers at this price in Bermuda!
I wish we could buy flowers at this price in Bermuda!
Amazingly vvid colours on these flowering cacti
Amazingly vivid colours on these flowering cacti
A flower stand in the Cours Saleya Market
A flower stand in the Cours Saleya Market

 

Fruit shapes and characters made from marzipan and 'glace'
Fruit shapes and characters made from marzipan and ‘glace’
Fresh figs
Fresh figs
Varieties of olives
Varieties of olives
Nicely presented watermelon
Nicely presented watermelon
Various spices
Various spices
Narrow lane in the old town
Narrow lane in the old town
Shopping in the old town
Shopping in the old town
Part of the old town
Part of the old town
A cooling off section of a pedestrianised area, where a cooling mist of water sprays from the ground
A cooling off section of a pedestrianised area, where a cooling mist of water sprays from the ground
Pedestrianised area in Nice
Pedestrianised area in Nice

We took a short walk along the Promenade des Anglais, which is adjacent to the coastline and above the beaches. I found the beaches to be quite interesting (maybe something to do with the topless ladies) but I was dragged away after a couple of minutes 🙂

A rare sandy area in an otherwise pebbly beach
A rare sandy area in an otherwise pebbly beach
The promenade overlooks the pebble beaches
The promenade overlooks the pebble beaches
20 euros per day to rent a sun lounger (25 euros for the front row). Umbrellas cost extra.
20 euros per day to rent a sun lounger (25 euros for the front row). Umbrellas cost extra.
Good looking old Vespa seen in Nice
Good looking old Vespa seen in Nice

 

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