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... was the Tourist Information Office for a decent map, then - following recommendations - we walked the length of the main boulevard, La Canebiere. We weren’t overly impressed but maybe because it was a Sunday and most of the shops were closed. [Many French shops and restaurants close on Sunday. We also found many places close for lunch and/or siesta, so afternoons could be very quiet! ] We moved on to the Old Port which is now a very ...
Our apartment is in the middle of the old part of the city. We are on the 4th floor of a small
walk-up apartment building. There are 86 steps up to our apartment and another 12 if we
want to take a shower. That will keep us in shape, the good news.
Parking is impossible and the price for a parking space is outrageous so I have been using
Arrived to a dead & black alley; awoke to a market-place. It was Saturday morning after all. Found the local map with 3 historic walking trails, and as the old town is tiny, did two of them; and included the hike up to Notre Dame de la Garde. Via the amazing fortress protecting the eastern side of the port. Views down were great, though the light a little bright. Had a ...
... frites, and I had quiche lorraine with salad. It was delicious. After we ate, we did a little shopping in the stores. It was smaller and a more relaxing atmosphere than Aix-en-Provence, but similar.
There were some amazing buildings and architecture. It was quite hot walking around (35 C). We decided before we got back on the road to get some gelato to cool off. We both got two scoops, same flavors: pear and some pink flavor with a name I can not ...
... and we didn't get to see much of Nice. We might have to take another visit sometime in the future. One odd thing did happen. We were walking through the markets and came upon Fabrizio (previous tour guide) and his group. This is the only person we have met in Provence. Honestly what are the odds!!! Next Monaco!! We had both been looking forward to Monaco (perhaps for different reasons) I had heard that it was beautiful and also I guess I wanted to see where the rich and famous ...