After some hours driving I arrived in Nizza. I parked the car at the seafront on the Promenade des Anglais. It was a sunny day with a magic azure sky. First, I stepped down the stairs to the beach. The sand felt warm although it was May and I enjoyed the far view over the sea. I looked behind me and saw the Hotel Negresco. What a fantastic building! It’s easy to understand, why the city is called Nice la Belle, which means Nice the Beautiful, which is also the title of the unofficial anthem of Nice, by Menica Rondelly.
You can burn a lot of time in the old part of Nice. Don’t forget to sit down in a bar for a Pastis, an anise-flavored spirit and apéritif from France.
It took some time to make a decision for the right restaurant. You should try Foie Gras and Daube, a classic Provençal stew made with beef braised in wine, garlic, vegetables, and Herbes de Provence together with a “La Croix du Prieur, 2013 – Cotes de Provence”.
Don’t forget to take a stroll on the Prom, how the Promenade des Anglais is called by the locals.
Nice is definitely a place to come back to.