The morning was spent walking around Marseille. I found this cool hotel with a great view of the port.
We were pleasantly surprised with the town, and could have spent more time in Marseille if we had the time in our schedule.
Around 1 PM we set off to Nice. Here’s Marseille and Nice on a map for some perspective:
In other news, making the horizon level is difficult:
Walking along the coast towards the east, we encountered some people who were parasailing. It looked like a lot of fun!
Towards the end of the Promenade des Anglais we found a rock that a lot of people were jumping from.
I took this panorama of the Promenade, hoping to show how many people were enjoying the beach and how there are many different public and private beach areas along the coast.
Nearby there was a sign with directions to one of the best panoramas in the world. Naturally I had to see this, and walked up 90 meters to a landing above.
Up at the top I took some more shots of the beaches.
This is what the panorama viewing site looked like:
The obligatory selfie in the viewing area:
Looking east, I saw a (hard to see in this picture) mischievous seagull and a sailboat:
We walked back along the coast in the other direction. Tired, we sat for a little while near the beach and about an hour later, went to dinner. Dinner was at le Lodge, which is located a couple blocks from the coast. I got to eat French onion soup, something I had been meaning to order while here!