And away we go! Day #2 began with us exploring the old town of Nice with guide extraordinaire, Stephanie.
We ended the morning at the popular Promenade du Paillon.
Le dejeuner ~ This Niçoise favourite was a newly discovered taste sensation by many in the group! Pan bagnat is often described as a salade Nicoise on a bun. Nom! Nom! Miam! Miam!
After lunch it was time to climb aboard the Hop On-Hop Off Bus and travel further afield.
From the Promenade des Anglais to breathtaking Villefranche-sur-Mer.
Then back to Nice again, through the heart of the city, up and down the hills to Cimiez before returning to the sea … an impressive overview of this stunning area.
La Chaise Bleue ~ the official symbol of the Ville de Nice. To learn the history behind it, click here.
Rolling along from Nice and the Baie des Anges …
… to Villefranche-sur-Mer!
Back to Nice just in time for an apéro in the quiet ambiance of the bar of the iconic Hotel Le Negresco. The original walnut woodwork dates from 1913 and the walls are adorned with an ancient tapestry as well as fine artwork.
Hanging out in the Royal Lounge with a melange of classical and contemporary artwork like this sculpture by Nicky de St-Phalle .
Going back to home base, Beau Rivage Hotel, in style!
And a good night to all! These night owls outlasted the others!
For more photos and additional details, please check the Barefoot Blogger’s website. My bestie, Deborah Bine, and I are having a blast sharing our love of France with the enthusiastic Francophiles on this trip … all 16 of them!
For more information about this tour and to sign up to join us next year,contact Absolutely Southern France Travel Company. It’s easy … just click on this link.