Sunday, July 8, 2012

Nice July 8

Our first full day in Nice, with gorgeous weather.  We have the large windows open in all the rooms and the ceiling fans on, and it's perfect.  I walked for over an hour this morning, then came back to get a shopping bag and head for the Sunday market.  Everything is so fresh looking, and the varieties of tomatoes are incredible.  I bought essentials for a giant salad, some cheese, bread, and roses.
In the afternoon we took a long walk to the hotel Negresco, seeing some very nice residential areas along the way.  The hotel is celebrating its 100th anniversary, and had art deco items from their old decor.  Not a large exhibit, but beautiful pieces.  Then we walked back along the beach.
Dinner on Sundays is a bit problematic, the places on my list all are closed.  But the old Nice area where the market appears in the mornings converts to restaurants in the evenings, so we had a pleasant outdoor dinner of OK Italian food.
Our apartment

View across the street is a little park with larger apts behind it

View from one of our windows towards Old Nice

Interior of Hotel Negresco (reminds me of the Palace Hotel in Madrid

Exterior of the Negresco Hotel

The beach is a rocky beach, but it doesn't bother the sunbathers

It's Jazz Week in Nice, so there's free music in the afternoon, then big name acts in the evenings

During the morning,this is a market street, but at night it turns into restaurants

The beach promenade looking towards Castle Hill

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