A European Vacation (part 2)


How I like to start my day sur la Côte d’Azur…

Bonjour from Nice!

How I love this summer ritual and the time spent
in my favorite French city!
This year, things were a bit different.
Junior was invited to tag along with Maman, you see.
I’d say he made the most of it…

Skateboarding along “La Prom'” (Promenade des Anglais) 
Shooting the Bay of Angels
Making friends at the Nice Sailing School

Moi? I had fun too.

This year, there were fewer field trips outside of town,
but I got to spend quality time with Nissa la Bella;
relaxing with a local friend,
 or exploring on my own,
walking, capturing, observing from my favorite café terraces.

Two friends (and bloggers) pay tribute to a favorite artist…
Nice’s M.O.M.A. (Museum of Modern Art) 
The iconic Negresco, the Museum-Hotel
At the Negresco, even ice cream is elegant…

At times, the weather just got too hot,
or I just got too lazy.
My favorite retreat?
The small apartment we rented in the heart of the Old Town.
The Crow’s nest.
Six flights of stairs to reach the door.
But once there, the terrace, the view.
I could not get enough.

Le Vieux Nice. The Old Town.
It is my favorite place to stay.
Is it Italy? Is it France?
Does it matter? It’s Old Europe, and that’s good enough.
Sure, there are tourists around.
Restaurants are packed at night.
Yet real people live here.
There are discoveries at almost every turn.

Rue du Malonat, Vieux Nice…
La Dolce Vita on Place Rossetti…
Going down Castle Hill…
Le Chat et la Deuche (2CV)

Once again, I was enthralled by Nice and its unique beauty,
The light, the colors, that seduced so many before this French Girl.

For at night, the Southern Belle sizzles…

Cours Saleya
La grande dame of Nice palaces…
Plage Beau Rivage (private beach) 

Yet, daytime offers many grandiose or picturesque sights.

Le Fast Food de Nice
Marché Saleya
Nice, le Port
“Les Pointus,” the traditional fishing boats
Secluded pebble beaches…

Yes, this week has gone by too fast.
It is time to say “Au revoir, à bientôt, Nice.

Tomorrow, Junior and I will board another TGV (high speed train.)
It will take us south, to Spain’s Costa Brava.

One last week of European adventures.
The Mediterranean: best place to be.
No reliable Wifi connection where we will be staying,
but a few photos posted on French Girl in Seattle‘s Facebook page.
Finally, back in Seattle, just in time to wrap up July.

Happy summer! Thank you for traveling with us!

French Girl * hearts* Nice!

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