Thursday, December 31, 2015

Nice: a trip to the seaside

The coastline in Nice

After a long scenic journey along the coastline, it was time to relax by the seaside.

Nice has a 7km walk along the coast, with beautiful views of the sea.


The coast at Nice
The coast

In addition to the beautiful coastline, the city offers some of the most delicious seafood, fresh from the Mediterranean and full advantage was taken of this fare before finding an overpriced bar overlooking the sea for the inevitable beautiful sunset.


Sunset in Nice
A view from an overpriced waterfront bar
Nice coastline at sunset

Although the coastline is a star attraction in Nice, there is also the beautiful old town which houses the Cathedral (of course) and many of Nice's best restaurants and bars. The best views of the old town are from the Castle Hill lookout - a château that sits above the town.


Nice Cathedral
View from Castle Hill
Nice's Old Town

Nice is also an excellent base for trips to the Alps and also to Monaco - which were the next two destinations