Adventures in Nice

We rose early after a good night's sleep in our apartment rental in Nice.  We went out in search of a fresh baguette for breakfast.
We found a spot just a few blocks away from where we were staying.
We returned to the apartment past  frivolous accents...
...and musical sculpture.
After a fresh breakfast, we set out for the Old Town and daily food market.  We passed through Place Massena by day and it took on a whole different character bathed in sun.
Large, sparkly Christmas ornaments were scattered about town.
We arrived at the market on Cours Saleya.
 
We admired everything, from spices and seasonings...
...to dried fruits and nuts...
...to marzipan creations...
...and gorgeous flowers everywhere.  We picked up a bunch of carnations for just 4 euro and brought them back to brighten up our apartment.
On the way back to drop off our purchases, we picked up another fresh baguette at Boulangerie Espuno.
Our next stop was the promenade and our first taste of the French Riviera.
We spent some time walking around the border between old and new town.
We discovered some cool art installations outside the Theatre National de Nice.
Back in the old town we saw countless bars of colorful soap.
We wandered through the narrow streets.
We emerged at Place Grimaldi and wound our way to Nice's port.
We admired the large and numerous yachts anchored here.
We chanced upon Confiserie Florian and stopped inside to tour the operation.
We passed large bowls of expensive candied fruits.
Candied rose and violet petals were a specialty here.
The self-guided tour ended in the gift shop.  We picked up a few treats for later and then emerged outside to continue our walk along the harbour.
We followed the harbour path around until it connected to the Quai des Etats-Unis.
Gorgeous apartment buildings seemed built into the hillside overlooking the water.
We came around past a war monument.
We stopped to get a measure of the time at an old fashioned sundial.  It was nearly 4 pm!  Time flies when you're having fun.
We admired the picturesque sea views once more.
We veered off the promenade back into Nice's old town.
We passed a wagon full of champagne as people prepared for the New Year celebrations.
We let ourselves get lost on the winding streets.
We headed back to the water to watch the sunset on our relaxing day.
 
 
We walked along the pebbled beach for a ways...
...then back through the old town to our apartment.
I loved this view of a jaunty king showing his bottom while surrounded by the lights, sounds, and art of Place Massena.

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