Nice, France


Tuesday, April 25, 2017

The next stop of the Evans Family Spring Break Mega Road Trip™ was Nice, France!
The view from our five-star airbnb balcony. It was a very pleasant evening when we drove into town.
After a good night's sleep we were up early to explore this big city on the Riviera.
The main train station. | Smooth as silk tram tracks.
The Cours Saleya, Nice's main market square, was alive with colors, smells, and tastes. It has been the main place for locals to sell their goods since the middle ages.
The name Cours Saleya is derived from the word soleil, or sun, and it certainly lived up to its name.
Then we walked the block or so down to the beach. Jane was in heaven! I've never seen a bigger genuine smile on this girl!
Nice has a 4-mile long seafront and promenade. The beach was pebbly, rather than sandy, and the kids loved it < - - - understatement of the century.

After throwing rocks in for awhile, the kids stripped down to their birthday suits and jumped in! When in France!
After we got the kids semi-dry and clothed, we walked back into the heart of town and stumbled up the. best. macaroons. ever at Gourmandises d ANGEA.
One of each please! Which is exactly what we did (except the ones with alcohol and coffee) then ate them all so quickly and voraciously that we went back for a second box only minutes later. For reals though, we've had our fair share of macaroons and these are hands down the best. Chewy and rich and full of flavor. Man what I wouldn't give for more right about now!
The old city mixes Italian and French flavors creating a unique Mediterranean feel.
Charming colorful back alleys.
The Cathedral of St. Réparate is the city's main church. It was built in the 1500s and is named after Nice's patron saint.
Vieux Nice, or "old Nice," is a wonderful maze of narrow medieval streets with charming sights around every corner.
The seaside portion of town is straight up Riviera glamour!
Nothing epitomizes that glamour more than the Hotel Negresco - Nice's finest (and most expensive) hotel. The building is also a historic monument and symbol of the city. I just love the pink roof, what can I say.
We got some lunch and strolled in the sunshine back towards the tram stop in Place Massena.
Nice sure is nice! Come'on, it had to be said :)
Snippets of our morning walk around Nice:
Our family in Nice, France on Tuesday April 4th 2017.
Then we drove to the cute town of Avignon!

2 comments

  1. hehehehe ... when in France!! LOL!! I loveeeeeee that birthday suit photo... too cute!!! What a beautiful city!!! LOVING all the photos!!!

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  2. oh my gosh beautiful - makes me SO happy we picked Nice for our day in that area. But I have to know- what is the name of the macaroon shop? I want those floors almost as much as I wanna have a box (no coffee or alcohol ones for me either!)

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