NICE WAS NICE…

I feel like it isn’t often I can say we go into a city and do this but we actually managed to park for FREE next to the university. A great little spot for us so we could leave the van and explore during the day. We cycled in and took a walk through the streets towards the front. The architecture was so beautiful and picturesque. Looking out over the beachfront the shore was jammed packed. We could see why, the pebbles were pure white and the colour of the sea was like nothing id ever seen before. If only wed brought our bathers we thought and if we had more than just the day we would 100% have been shimming our way own there to sandwich between the locals and have a dip. Further up along the cliff edge we saw the giant ‘I heart nice’ Sogn so ventured up and took in the beautiful views it offered. Below us people dived of the rock faces and we happily sat and watched them in the heat of the midday sun. Higher again lay the castle so after a fair few flights we reached the top to overlook the whole city, the blending of the old and new. It lay in a park and we walked through overlooking the old harbour and after a relax took a stroll back into the streets below. It is a hub of tourism with shops, cafes and restaurants lining every road we followed suit people watching from a little place with a cool drink in hand. As the day wore we looked up to see the beautifully clear sky being imposed by a huge thunderous cloud. By the time we had ventured over to the Russian Orthodox Church the heavens well and truly opened and we took shelter in the stunning architecture. It was such a shame as the building was beautiful and I think it would have looked even more stunning in the sunshine of the morning rather than the thick grey clouds. It was early but the weather was putting us off exploring more so we decided to have a bite to eat.  Chez Moi was our chosen restaurant as it was one of the highest rated restaurants in Nice. The quirky decor was authentically French and it was clearly ran by one fellow who not only saw us in, but waited on us and also cooked our meal. The house wine went down a treat and with French delicacies on the menu we filled our boots. Joshua even tried snails. As we ate the rain poured outside but by the time we finished so had the storm. We walked down to the Beach front one last time to enjoy the beach and as the locals played beach volleyball we watched sky flash pastel hues as the sun grew lower and the light faded. It was a lovely way to end the day…

 

 

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