French Rivera: Relaxing in Nice

After four-days of hitting sightseeing spots in Paris, we felt pretty relieved to be arrived in Nice, which has no little, if any, must-sees. As soon as I saw the beautiful coast line along French Rivera, I immediately felt relaxed. I couldn’t wait to see what Nice has in store for us! Apart from a day trip to Monaco, we had no particular agenda in mind. So what did we do for our three days in this coastal town?

We took a stroll in Nice old town and came across beautiful squares and cathedrals.



We meandered through the narrow alleys and came across freights of stairs. Not knowing where the stairs would lead to, we climbed up. On the way, a young tourist asked if we knew where we were going. “Nope”. And that’s part of the fun! We liked surprises.

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Then we reached a graveyard. The young tourist thought it was creepy and left.


We were pretty excited about the marvelous view, however.


Then we continued up to the direction where other tourists were going, and came across a waterfall.


Further up, we arrived at a vintage point where we could see the entire town of Nice. We were so glad we stumbled upon this beautiful view!  Of course, later we found out this place is actually Castle Hill and is a popular attraction in Nice.

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Afterwards we took another way down. There were cactus everywhere!


We found an elevator which took us down to the beach, where we got a nice foot massage by walking barefoot on the pebbles. However, we stopped when we saw shattered glass. We stayed until we were hungry, then we bought grocery in a supermarket to make a home-cook  dinner at our Airbnb apartment.

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On our last day in Nice, we headed back to the beach in the evening. We could see the moon rising and the pinkish color along the ocean rim was so beautiful.

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-The End-

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