I have just returned from an 8 day trip to Nice with my daughter and mother, it is the annual holiday that we always take, women only! In fact it was more than 8 days as first I had to travel to Bath and then onwards to Bexhill where my mother lives ( and the same in reverse).
The weather there was brilliant at about 25 – 32degrees and the sky’s were endlessly blue. We took our break fairly leisurely, having been there several times before. There was no need to rush and see all the tourist sites. We did however go to Antibes and the Picasso museum which I’ve not been to before. Antibes, which we went to by train, is not at all how I imagined it. It is quite ordinary ( no disrespect meant ), everyday folk going about their lives, some tourists yes, but very much a lived in town (apart from the port which has all the usual toys for boys, rich peoples boats in it.)
We went to a very pleasant, covered market, full of the most gorgeous produce, vegetables, fish, cheese and meat, but there were ordinary people there doing thei shopping, not at all a tourist trap. We wandered up through the old town to the museum, having stopped for lunch en route.The Museum was well set out and we were able to use a wheel chair for mum. The best bit about it were the views from the windows!
Other hi lights from our trip to Nice included, a good lunch in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, the Beaux-Arts museum where they had loads of Dufy, evening bathing in the Med., the Central Park in Nice, discovering more than one art shop, the pizza restaurant and time spent up on the castle mound just reading our books.
As usual there were road works in Nice, this time around the Old Port as they extend the tram, but that is France for you, always seeking to improve. I must say that the help that we had ordered for mum at the airport in Nice was second to none, unlike Gatwick where it seems to be under staffed by geriatrics!
Here are a few photos!