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Place Massena in the morning light
Gooood morning Nice!
Our "Nice exploring day" started at arround 9 o' clock. First of all we had a look for a restaurant which offered (just a small) breakfast for us. After a short walk with our tourist map we found a nice brasserie which offerd french and english breakfast. We chose the french breakfast with a baguette, a croissant, butter, jam and a cup of coffee. This was the right start into the day :-).

After a short orientation on the map, we walked westbound on the "Promenade des Anglais" to enjoy the sea view and the palms all arround. It's definetly a southern flair if you're used to see "normal" trees in Central Europe.

Let's go "sightseeing"
We passed by the Casino of Nice, the famous hotel Negresso, many small shops and market stands and so on.
Promenade des Anglais (along the sea)
After hotel Negresso we headed northbound into the city were we passed through a small but nice park (recommendable: location: corner of "Boulevard Gambetta" and "Boulevard Victor Hugo"). This district is a residential area with many flat buildings, not very lively.

As we walked back in direction to our hotel we passed a pedestrian area, the rue Massena with many shops, restaurants and so on. This street ended up at "Place Massena" a definitly hugh and nice looking square.

The old city center of Nice
We decided to continue to the eastern part of the city where the historical part is located. This was a nice experience to see all these small alleys with the tiny shops on your left and right offering mostly fresh food.
Walking arround in the historic city center is nice but you can just walk by and look arround. You have to see it if you're there.

Lunch .
The historic city center
.. this time, TravBuddy was wrong

We decided to take our lunch at Castel Plage, as I've found this location here at TravBuddy (see link). Unfortunately it wasn't there anymore. A bad thing *gg*.
So we walked a few minutes southbound and found another very good location for our lunch (see Review below).

Hop on / hop off bus tour
After the relaxing lunch after walking arround in the city we took the opportunity to get on a hop on / hop off bus, showing you the city of Nice, without walking too much. These bus stops (I think 13 stations) are located all across the city (ask your hotel staff). It's nice to take photos of Nice *gg* and get informed about the history of the city.

Nice harbour, booaaahh.
As we passed by the harbour on the bus, we decided to have a closer look at it to enjoy the view of these expensive and large yachts. Deeply impressing!! I think that's quite expensive to have your own yacht there but I haven't found any free space for an additional yacht. The harbour was completely sold out, wow!

Dinner, just a small one
Somewhere next to the "Palais de Justice" we found a nice Italian restaurant which served ordinary but fresh pizza as our dinner.

So many impressions of this city ... now we have a good sleep!

Good night guys!
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Place Massena in the morning light
Place Massena in the morning light
Promenade des Anglais (along the s…
Promenade des Anglais (along the …
The historic city center
The historic city center
fresh bakery
fresh bakery
The park mentioned in the blog
The park mentioned in the blog
Once again, the park ...
Once again, the park ...
Once again, the park ...
Once again, the park ...
Right next to the Place Massena
Right next to the Place Massena
The Place Massena (looking northbo…
The Place Massena (looking northb…
Yummi!
Yummi!
Place Massena in the morning light
Place Massena in the morning light
Promenade des Anglais (along the s…
Promenade des Anglais (along the …
Promenade des Anglais (along the s…
Promenade des Anglais (along the …
Our (french) breakfast
Our (french) breakfast
at the Brasserie at Promenade des …
at the Brasserie at Promenade des…
The Casino of Nice
The Casino of Nice
Promenade des Anglais (along the s…
Promenade des Anglais (along the …
Hotel Negresco
Hotel Negresco
The library
The library
The Palais de Justice
The Palais de Justice
Our bus tour leading us to some ni…
Our bus tour leading us to some n…
The harbour of Nice ... oh my dear…
The harbour of Nice ... oh my dea…
Definetly great!
Definetly great!
Nice shot, isnt it?
Nice shot, isn't it?
The post office of Nice ^^
The post office of Nice ^^
Nice
photo by: EmyG