We left Switzerland and had another long bus ride to Nice, the capital of the French Riviera (Cote d’Azur). We arrived in the evening, and after getting settled in our rooms at Hotel de Berne, we had dinner at an Italian restaurant. Some of us then joined our tour guide at his favourite bar in Nice, a British pub with a live band, where people danced on tops of tables. It was pretty cool!
But Drew and I didn’t stay long. I loved the view on the way back to the hotel.
According to our tour guide, Nice used to be part of Italy but was given to France during a war. You could definitely still see hints of its Italian heritage.
The next day was a free day, so we decided to use it exploring the Pebble beach. The place was so gorgeous! We managed to find Colline du Chateau, which had a view overlooking it. I love the juxtaposition of the buildings and the shore line.
I also love how consistent all the pebbles look on the beaches. It looks so pretty, unlike the pebbled beaches in my hometown.
These palm tree lined streets remind me of… LA? Not sure. But definitely something I’ve seen in movies.
Then we saw the statue of liberty! A miniature one. I couldn’t resist making this pose.
This is my favourite picture in Nice! 😂
Then we bumped into a few of our Topdeck tour mates and decided to eat lunch at an Italian restaurant called La Voglia.
We were shocked at how big their servings were. One pasta dish could probably feed a small family in the Philippines, but somehow, one of us, a girl, managed to eat it all by herself, which also shocked us. 😂
After lunch we parted ways and we three friends continued walking around town.
Not just walking, but jumping, too, it turns out.
Nice la belle is indeed beautiful, and I just wish we hadn’t run out of time to visit Cannes beach, which we could only reach by train. We needed to meet the others in time for an evening trip to Monaco, which is a country by itself but is also part of the French Riviera. I know, isn’t geography confusing? I’ve always found it to be so!