I'm happy to report that Nice lives up to its name. This week has been full steam ahead tourism with some nice relaxing beach time mixed in. My mom and I have been walking about 10 miles a day, so the blog has slowed down quite a bit, my apologies.
We covered a lot of ground in our six days in Nice and the Cote d'Azur, including day trips to Beaulieu-sur-Mer, Cannes and Antibes, Juan-les-Pins, and Monaco, as well as a cooking class and a walking tour in Nice.
I can highly recommend the Niçoise salads here (no potatoes or cooked vegetables in the original recipe), as well as the Pan bagnat, which is a Niçoise salad in a sandwich form. The plentiful (and not quite local) rosé pairs nicely with the vegetable-based Niçoise cuisine. Honestly I think I prefer the cuisine here to the heavy butter-based delicacies of Paris (although of course I still have a croissant or pain au chocolat every morning for breakfast).
We were lucky to get an Airbnb this week since we were here during both the Cannes Film Festival and the Grand Prix of Monaco. It was a lovely spot not far from the Nice Ville train station, or from the beach, with adorable balconies for happy hour and for drying laundry out the window.
Since we did so much, I'll summarize with a list of Best-Ofs (according to me).
Best Museum: Chagall Museum
Best Villa: Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild
Best Aquarium: Oceanographic Museum of Monaco
Best Cooking Class: Les Petits Farcis - sign up for her newsletter!
Best Ice Cream Boat: On the beach of Sainte-Marguerite Island
Best Mom: my mom!
All in all, I give it a 10/10 mark and hope to visit again soon! À bientôt mes amis!