A nice night in Nice - In Photos

Posted on 12. Oct, 2012 by in Destinations, Europe Travel, France, Photo Posts

Pun very much intended. It was way too obvious to be avoided!

What wasn’t obvious, however, is how much I would love Nice. It was my second time in the city, and I remember liking it, but it wasn’t in my favorite places in Europe, that’s for sure.

Now, I don’t think I could leave it out my top 5! I could even forego the uncomfortable stone beach and the few dark alleys guarded by gangs in the Old Town at night, because the rest of the city is so great. I’m really looking forward to spending a few days in Nice next year during the summer holidays, and work on my tan phosphorescent skin.

Old Nice

The Place Rossetti is particularly lovely, with the big Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate, lively restaurants and fountain. It’s entirely pedestrianized, as is most of Old Nice. Perfect for a late night walk after a particularly heavy meal!

I think what I love most about that square is how the colors seem to come alive, even more than they are during the day. The lighting, the terraces and the people truly make this place unique, and quite perfect.

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Other great squares in Old Nice?

Cours Saleya, which is a restaurant street at night but a gorgeous market during the day - it’s quite fascinating to see both sides of the place in the same day. How can such a big food and flower market transform into such a lively, active eatery at night?

But Place du Palais and its clock are also worth checking out. It’s where you’ll find lots of locals just hanging out, having a drink, living the Niçois life. If your timing is right, you may even go to a concert there during the warmer months of the year.

Promenade des Anglais

The Promenade des Anglais is a bit quieter than Old Nice. Either because people are all in Old Nice, or because lots of them are being treated to a fancy restaurants in one of the many private beaches. Mind you - the promenade is very entertaining nonetheless, especially if you are into fast, luxurious cars. There are TONS of them over there!

Like I said, I’ve had a very nice night in Nice (couldn’t help myself).

Have you ever been to Nice? What’s your favorite thing to do, or your favorite area?

 

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11 Responses to “A nice night in Nice - In Photos”

  1. cheryl

    12. Oct, 2012

    Wow, it looks beautiful and yes, a really nice nigh in Nicet!! :)

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  2. Christine

    12. Oct, 2012

    Awww YAY! So glad you loved one of my favorite cities :)

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    • Marie-Eve Vallieres

      31. Oct, 2012

      I certainly did enjoy it. The Old Town is SO charming!

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  3. Angela

    15. Oct, 2012

    Beautiful Nice, I’ve been only once and I loved strolling about its city center.

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    • Marie-Eve Vallieres

      31. Oct, 2012

      Me too! I didn’t dare venture out in other neighborhoods (Nice isn’t the safest city) but the center is nice enough.

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  4. Andrew

    16. Oct, 2012

    Been once, during Carnevale for a few days. Not my favorite place either, but nice enough. The hill overlooking the old town and the old town itself is pleasant enough, but the pebbly beach is odd.

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    • Marie-Eve Vallieres

      31. Oct, 2012

      There are some nice sandy beaches closeby, though. Cannes for example! But staying there is so expensive.

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  5. Adela @FourJandals

    17. Oct, 2012

    I always think cities look nicer at night, these photos are lovely. I actually quite liked the stone beach, although I remember it bring such a struggle to get out of the water!

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    • Marie-Eve Vallieres

      31. Oct, 2012

      ME TOO. I looked a bit retarded trying to get back to my chaise, haha.

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  6. Cappuccino e Baguette

    09. Nov, 2012

    I live in Nice now, and after a little while I’ve learned to love some places of this city.

    Tips for your next visit: Cimiez and Place Garibaldi, especially if there is a “brocante” or “vide grenier”. ;-)

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