It is Sunday afternoon, and I have just arrived in this trop belle city. It is bustling with people, enjoying the perfect mediterranean weather at the many beaches with its loungers, running on the coast down the Promenade des Anglais, waiting for the buses for its many neighbourhood destinations.
I can’t control my excitement as this is my first time here and I have been imagining this city for so long! I decide to focus on really enjoying what Nice has to offer on my twentyfour. Since my hotel is located on Promenade des Anglais, I took a stroll all the way down to enjoy the beach views and beautiful facades. This is about an hour that goes by so quickly since there are many things to admire.
At the end of the Promenade, a few steps ups takes me to Castle Hill, a spot known for having the best views of Nice. There are many viewing points here and shaded areas for a bit of relaxation.
Many pictures and hours later I am off to Vieille Ville (Old Town) making a stop at Boulangerie du Palais for a baguette de jamon, no trip to France is ever complete without it. I walk down its labyrinth style streets, stopping at its many cute stores and flower stands.
Below is Place Massena, the biggest square in Nice. It concentrates the most stunning Neoclassical structures in the city, surrounded by buildings with impressive red facades. Close by you can find plenty of shops including the famous Galeries Lafayette.
Next day an early rise for a morning swim, I chose Ruhl Plage for its picturesque white and blue umbrellas. The water here is so clear and refreshing, no wonder some spend their whole holiday at the beach.
Lastly a walk down to Le Negresco, a very famous hotel dating back to 1912. If the building itself is not striking enough, inside you can find works by Moratti, Dalí and sculptress Niki de Saint-Phalle mixed in with the interiors rare antiques and historical paintings.
La vie est belle!