A few days sampling the delights of the Côte d’Azur.
First stop Nice.
I love a wander around a market and Nice has plenty on offer
Marché Aux Fleurs (flowers, food and antiques)
Puces de Nice (antiques)
Place Saint-François (fish)
Place Garibaldi (antiques)
Place du Palais de Justice (second-hand books and antiques/arts and crafts)
Quai de la Douane (antiques)
I can understand why the French are so passionate about food, Tesco just pales into insignificance compared to the array of local produce on offer
This was just a bit scary, dead cat anyone??? or horror film dolls head…
Finally the correct sized bottle of Fizz for me, extra extra large
During my visit I loved the Promenade Du Paillon. You’ll first see the 3000m2 “water mirror” comprising of water fountains that launch randomly, in-between steamy periods. Fabulous for cooling off on warm days.
Lots of public art on display round the city to feast your eyes on, never a dull moment
Visiting Place Massena, in the very centre of Nice, you will come across “Fontaine du Soleil”, the Sun Fountain. Pride of place is an impressive marble Apollo. At 7 meters tall you can’t miss him and someone forgot the fig leaf! Apparently it was too much for some of the residents and he was removed for a period, but now back in full glory
I really liked this installation of buddha type figures in the sky. At night they twinkle different colours representing the seven continents. Each colourful figure represents communication between societies across the globe.
The beautiful Negresco hotel standing proud on the The Promenade des Anglais
Its the perfect place for a bit of Martin Parr-esque people watching. My favourite thing to do
There are amazing buildings from renaissance to brutalism all within walking distance
Always time to sample the finer things in life, and when in France, it would be rude not to do some wine tasting