We made the most of our last day in Nice before we drove home - the day started early for me again with the sunrise.
There were a few early morning exercisers, a few not-quite-finished-from-the-night-before party people and some giggling old ladies out for a sunrise swim (all with those cute bathing caps).
The seaside restaurants and lounges were all setting up for the day.
Once the pretty colours had been chased away by the sun I made my way towards the Vielle Ville, enjoying the sites on the way.
Bikes for hire
The gorgeous light fixtures outside L'Opéra de Nice
The streets in the Old City are narrow and colourful with an Italian feel. (The influence of Nice once being a part of the Roman Empire?)
Where we actually ended up eating lunch that day. Much more crowded at midday.
Even the laundromat looks inviting:
The antique market was setting up on the Cours Saleya as I arrived.
Plenty of trash:
And treasure (which is, of course, all in the eye of the beholder):
These vintage buttons were expensive but gorgeous (I only bought 4, very reserved).
I was too frightened to look inside this book in case it had pictures. Remember my trip to the French gyno?
After my morning wanderings we checked out of our apartment and headed up to the Parc du Château.
This Parc is located on top of a 92m hill right next door to the Old City.
The views from all sides are spectacular, whether it be over the beach:
Or Vieux Nice:
Or the Port (loving the hot pink silos):
There is much we didn't get to see in Nice and we'd love to go back. However, with the number of weekends we have left in France almost down to single digits it's unlikely this will happen. Boo.
But we never say never!