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A narrow street in the old town
We flew from London to Nice where we spent the first three days of our honeymoon. We ended up not getting on with Nice particularly well. It didn't help that they were digging up the centre to install a new tram system.

We stayed in a mid-range hotel in the centre of town, from where we were able to walk to the old town as well as to the beach and an area with a number of restaurants. We did have a lovely meal one evening at a rather expensive restaurant that we found in a small courtyard. The rest of the restaurants in the area were rather touristy and the food didn't look anything special.

The beach is a shingle beach and so not particularly inviting from my point of view. The seaside promenade is lovely for strolling along; a broad expanse along the edge of the beach with a great view along the strip in both directions. The old town is composed of narrow streets between high houses, and has a certain charm. It's pleasant to stroll around, and it gets you away from the traffic. We found it difficult to find somewhere inviting for lunch, however, and ended up getting a bit hot and bothered. We stumbled upon an interesting antiques and bric-a-brac market, which held out attention for a little while.

All in all however, the best thing that we did in Nice was to hop on the train and go to Monaco for the day (see next entry)! We picked up a hire car on the third day and headed for Aix-en-Provence and Avignon.
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A narrow street in the old town
A narrow street in the old town
A narrow street in the old town
A narrow street in the old town
Not the best name for a restaurant
Not the best name for a restaurant
The antiques market
The antiques market
The beach
The beach
We saw this in a shop window
We saw this in a shop window
Nice
photo by: EmyG