Nice Parks

Back in Nice, we made our way to the bus stop for an in-town excursion.  Right next to the bus shelter, I spotted this little guy in an art store window.
The public bus pulled up and whisked us away into the hills above Nice.
We hopped off the bus in Cimiez and explored the Roman ruins and park surrounding the Matisse Museum.
Since the sun was shining, we decided to spend our time outdoors instead of going into the museum.
The park featured orderly rows of what looked like olive trees.
We spotted a tempting staircase and made our way up to the Monastère de Cimiez.
The Monastère de Cimiez featured nicely coiffed gardens.
The park and gardens towered above Nice and we spent some time admiring the views.
A hidden little corner full of fountains and bushes with sharp angles sat at the edge of the park overlooking the city.
We decided to get some exercise and walk downhill back to the heart of Nice.  The route was pretty residential and featured some posh homes.
As we descended further, we saw colorful and angular apartment blocks.
We spotted pigeons frolicking in a small bath at the roadside.
We ventured out again from our apartment for dinner and settled in a La Villa Restaurant in Nice's Old Town.
Small bites of grilled bread started us off.
We tried the three course fixed menu and enjoyed goat cheese parcels on greens...
...salad with roasted red peppers...
...chicken pieces with potatoes and polenta...
...and lamb with potatoes and beans.
Les Desserts is my favorite course.
We tried the chocolate fondant with vanilla sauce...
...and tiramisu served imaginatively in a cup.
I nearly licked the plate clean, the chocolate cake was so good!

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