There is a “destination soleil” train route, which passes through Marseille, along the Côte d’Azur, to Nice and beyond. I clearly need to return here, to this stunning and charming, bright sunny part of the world.
As I write this, I was attempting to have a solid siesta after a hectic schedule in Nice with two Aussie friends, and lots of work on, but my neighbours happen to be exceptional guitarists and they are rehearsing outside on our balcony. I don’t know what the genre is, it’s two acoustic guitars playing happy french sounding music!
Here are some photos of Nice, the Beautiful. Nice used to be part of the Savoy, and part of Italy! It reminded me a lot of Turin and other northern Italian cities. I love Nice and I will return! I stayed on the Promenade de Anglais in a beautiful hotel called The Westminster. Most of the hotels are old world glamour all the way, with 1950s designs and even signs dated to the 1950s of the rules of the beach club! We attended a club called Beau Rivage, where we had a boy wait on us all day moving our parasol and bringing us cocktails. Then I had a facial at the spa, and dinner with the girls at a seafood restaurant!
Now I will resume my siesta, as I have aperitivo with Julien and co at le Plage today at 7.