Nice

“One day, beauty, wishing to be eternal, sought a place that would never turn its back on it. It discovered the French Riveria, settled there and was quite content to stay there. It has remained ever since.” – Louis Nucéra.

Ever been on a holiday and thought to yourself, “I need a holiday to recover from my holiday?”

Next time, finish your vacation in Nice, surround yourself with beauty and slow down.

It was the perfect end to a busy holiday. As always, I’d rather tell you through photos instead of write an essay, so enjoy the snaps!

Our AirBnb accommodation was right in the heart of Old Town. We were in a 150-year-old building, 92 stairs up, (no lifts in Old Town). It was incredible to be staying right in the middle of it. This was the view from our apartment window. Did, our AirBnb host, helped us with our bags, took the time to explain where the best restaurants and bars were, and then it was time to go exploring!
Our AirBnb accommodation was right in the heart of Old Town. We were in a 150-year-old building, 92 stairs up, (no lifts in Old Town). It was incredible to be staying right in the middle of it. This was the view from our apartment window. Did, our AirBnb host, helped us with our bags, took the time to explain where the best restaurants and bars were, and then it was time to go exploring!
This is Old Town. I've got all the time in the world for narrow streets and old buildings.
This is Old Town, just outside our apartment. I’ve got all the time in the world for narrow streets and old buildings.
It's important on holidays to create the moments that refresh your soul. Wandering around a beach taking photos is where I feel most at home, so I relished the opportunity.
It’s important on holidays to create the moments that refresh your soul. Wandering around a beach taking photos is where I feel most at home, so I relished the opportunity.
I'm a sucker for any opportunity to wander around a beach and take photos, it makes me feel at home. Some people aren't fans of rocky beaches like this one, personally I think it adds some character.
Let’s go to the beach – each… There’s no waves though, so we’ll just take photos instead. Some people aren’t fans of rocky beaches like this one, personally I think it adds some character.
Rocks, rocks everywhere. Time for a token #fromwhereIstand photo.
Rocks, rocks everywhere. Time for a token #fromwhereIstand photo.
My name is Chris, and I like Selfie-Sticks. Don't be a hater.
My name is Chris, and I like Selfie-Sticks. Don’t be a hater.
We grabbed a drink from one of the recommended bars, which gave us a decent view of Nice. The oversized seagulls had no issues intimidating tourists enjoying their night out.
We grabbed a drink from one of the recommended bars, which gave us a decent view of Nice. The oversized seagulls had no issues intimidating tourists enjoying their night out.
Sunday Morning Farmer's Markets... complete with fresh fruit, baguettes, and people yelling in French and Italian. Nice was once a part of Italy, (kind of, well before Italy was unified in 1860ish... Don't quote me on the historical accuracy of this blog). Anyway, Nice feels like you're in Italy and France at the same time.
Sunday Morning Farmer’s Markets… complete with fresh fruit, baguettes, and people yelling in French and Italian. Nice was once a part of Italy, (kind of, well before Italy was unified in 1860ish… Don’t quote me on the historical accuracy of this blog). Anyway, Nice feels like you’re in Italy and France at the same time.
Fresh, saliva-inducing oranges.
Fresh, saliva-inducing oranges.
After the Markets, we walked up Castle Hill. Bring some water, and some snacks to enjoy in the garden at the top. Keep stopping whilst walking up the hill, partly to take in the view, and partly to catch your breath.
After the Markets, we walked up Castle Hill. Bring some water, and some snacks to enjoy in the garden at the top. Keep stopping whilst walking up the hill, partly to take in the view, and partly to catch your breath.
We got slightly lost in Old Town on the way back down from Castle Hill... It wasn't so bad.
We got slightly lost in Old Town on the way back down from Castle Hill… It wasn’t so bad.
On our last full day in France, it POURED down rain. So, we decided to jump in a bus and head to Monaco for €1.50.
On our last full day in France, it POURED down rain. So, we decided to jump in a bus and head to Monaco for €1.50.
This is Monaco, where the 1% find creative ways to spend their money. The torrential rain made it impossible to enjoy the city to its full potential, but it was still worth a visit.
This is Monaco, where the 1% find creative ways to spend their excess money. The torrential rain made it impossible to enjoy the city to its full potential, but it was still worth a visit. In a few short hours we saw four Ferraris, a Gucci shop for children, a private jet dealership and too many luxury yachts to count.
On the way back from Monaco, we made an impulsive stop when we saw the rain was clearing. Villefranche-sur-mer is a delightful village, and the perfect spot to grab a drink and relax.
On the way back from Monaco, we made an impulsive stop when we saw the rain was clearing. Villefranche-sur-mer is a delightful village, and the perfect spot to grab a drink and relax.

That’s it! It was such a great holiday and we saw and learnt so much. It’s also given me a taste for adventure and I can’t wait to see more!


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  1. Also been once to Nice and Villefranche-sur-mer and I loved it but due to it being summer holidays the narrow streets were fully packed. Have to return at a not so touristic time. As always incredible photos!

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