Travel Blogs from Nice
... the corner, we decided to hit the beach. We headed to a beach that had free overnight parking, a beautiful long sandy beach, with no towns nearby (nor any beach chairs). Unfortunately this was no secret, along with the motorhome parking lot, the dunes behind the beach have been taken over by hundreds of caravans, each with its own unique setup with fairly permanent decks and other accessories added. Still ...
... but the money was totally right. Got to Nice and the first sight out on the floor or the arriving deck of the airport was: Two huge camouflaged dressed French soldiers with automatic AK47's looking around and with that look in their eyes... "if you just think of doing something wrong at my airport I will make you regret it for the rest of your life". Yes, we got the message!
Nice is one of those strange places on the Cote D'Azur ...
... Castle Hill which was settled as early as 110 BC. It has some ruins up the top, but is mainly a beautiful park with views towards Monaco, over the port, and the Nice. There is a pretty man made waterfall, a very nice children's playground and a couple of eateries. Lots of families and tourists were enjoying the warm sunny day up there and both Vern and I caught a bit of colour. There is a free lift up the hill and a nice walk down if you choose (we did ...
... about 50 minutes so not too long, when we arrived we first headed to the Grimaldi Palace to get some pictures, the palace is quite modern and not very spectacular in my opinion. Then it was off to the Casino's, truth be told the casino was quite boring, nothing like what I was expecting and very different to Vegas. I decided to watch the others gamble their money away, I was tempted to play a few games of blackjack but the buy in ...
... and cost about $40 for an umbrella and a beach chair. There was going to be an Ironman Triathalon on Sunday, so we saw lots of atheletes training. And lots relaxing on the beach as well.
Meghan treated us to a wonderful lunch in Old Nice, right by the Market. The Market was being disassembled for the afternoon and evening, they change the whole area from a Market ...
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