Nice, France

by mjcarney

As promised! I’m finally here to share our photos from France! The South of France was utterly amazing. If I were a doctor, I would prescribe a week there to cure any ailment. Every time you step foot outside, it’s like looking at a painting–sailboats in the distance, bright blue, crystal clear water, beautiful, old homes stacked up on the hillsides. It’s really a sight to see.

We stayed at the Hotel Negresco–I’d read such fun things about it online I couldn’t resist. Each floor was decorated differently, filled with art and interesting antiques–and each room decorated in some done up fashion. It certainly was a fun place to stay!

My favorite things we did in Nice were climbing Castle Hill, wandering around Old Town and generally staring at the coast. Le Jardin de Albert 1er is quite beautiful too. They have some interesting installations–my favorite were the men sitting on pillars–at night they glow different colors.  The views on Castle Hill were incredible–you can see in every direction and there’s a lovely little park. There are about a billion steps to get to the top, but they also have an elevator. For hunger reasons (we’d just picked up sandwiches from a nearby shop, which were calling our names) we took the elevator. As soon as I stepped on I realized the stairs would’ve been a safer option because there is no risk of being stuck in the stairs. But all is well that ends well and we made it to the top without a hitch!  Everyone always complains about rocky coast, but I love them… Sam taught me how to skip rocks and I couldn’t get enough of it!

Also, when in Nice, you MUST MUST MUST go to Cours Saleya! It’s the most amazing outdoor market. On Monday’s there’s an amazing flea market filled with all kinds of art, housewares and clothing. The rest of the days, the market turns into a flower lover’s dream. It becomes soaked in flowers (and fruit and veggies). I’ve never seen so many gorgeous flowers in one place before. I can’t believe Nice can sustain a flower market of that size six days a week. It’s incredible.

Here are some of my favorite snaps from Nice:

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