Travel Blogs from Nice
We came here to see two things, the Roman Arena and Ampitheatre. This was the key city during Roman times profiting from the trade route up the Rhone River and competing with Marseille for trade. Vincent Van Gogh moved here in the late 19th Century. We stopped on the way to visit their Cathedral and it was beautiful (if you had not …
We finally arrive into Nice after 6 hours of grueling driving. It is around 7pm and we are exhausted. The GPS keeps telling us we are at our hotel (NH Nice) but the hotel it has us stopped at is a Novotel. After driving around for 45 minutes we realize that our Hotel is behind the Novotel. We finally check in and the pit bull bell …
... 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 ...
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