Hotel du Petit Louvre
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Non-smoking hotel
- Refrigerator in room
- Multilingual staff
- Microwave in room
- Concierge desk
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... and in the middle of this very old fort a baseball court which looked so out of place.
With one more hour for the boat I headed back to the jetty and had a last paddle in the beautiful clear waters. Our boat was one the last in but again I managed to get a good seat for photos then as the boat approached Nice I went to the prow where there were only 2 couples and had the best view of the mountains behind the city as we came into Nice.
Today is a free day!! Everyone is going to the beach, I'm not missing out on seeing another artist I studied. So I am off to see Musee Matisse. But first we have the worst breakfast from the hotel (this place and Bordeaux are both pretty ****). Then we go see a lady about getting our washing done. I am happy to pay €15 for someone else wash my stuff while I explore. Got ready and went off to Matisse. Amazing place and like all the candles I have been lighting ...
... on our kindles (thanks Amazon Unlimited!) so were able to get a restaurant recommendation. We went to Trattoria della Raibetta that had sounded good in the book. As has been standard, the two pastas we ordered were standouts (another seafood ravioli with a seafood sauce -- this time the raviolis were smaller and one side was white, the other side black -- it made a memorable presentation. The other pasta was a Ligurian meat ravioli with a "tocco" sauce, which ...
... turtle, blacktip sharks, an angel ray (which neither of us had ever seen before) as well as some very cool jellyfish displays with lights that changed color. We also saw the first diving bell (made of wood!), scale models of the old masted research vessels, complete with a recreation of the specimen collection and logging lab from the 1800s.
We also saw the massive wood-paneled meeting room, or honor hall, that is used by the oceanographic society, ...
... to visit the Russian Orthodox Church. It would have been a strange site to see in a French community. Unfortunately, it was under construction and the ice cream cone shaped rooftops were concealed by scaffolding. Nevertheless, we were plenty satisfied with our sightseeing and ready to head back to our hotel. We had seen a hilltop palace, several antiquated shopping areas, and the bluest beach I have ever seen. Not bad for a day trip to the French ...