Nice

Image credit: George Pearman

Nice

The morning was spent walking around Marseille. I found this cool hotel with a great view of the port.

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The hotel
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The view

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:

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Marseille and Nice on a map

After arriving in Nice, I immediately noticed how very blue the water is. I guess that’s why they call it the Côte d’Azur.

In other news, making the horizon level is difficult:

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A private beach in Nice

Walking along the coast towards the east, we encountered some people who were parasailing. It looked like a lot of fun!

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People parasail in Nice

Towards the end of the Promenade des Anglais we found a rock that a lot of people were jumping from.

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People jump from a rock in Nice

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.

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Nice Panorama

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.

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I want to see this best panorama!

Up at the top I took some more shots of the beaches.

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View from the top

This is what the panorama viewing site looked like:

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The area
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Vikram and a wall

The obligatory selfie in the viewing area:

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Obligatory selfie

Looking east, I saw a (hard to see in this picture) mischievous seagull and a sailboat:

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Boat on water, seagull on roof

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!

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Dinner