Visit to Nice - August 2007

After the trip to Shetland a little warmth was called for. We found a nice little hotel, the Hotel de Flore, about 200m from the beach so John could swim in the sea every morning, and used Globespan to fly direct from Edinburgh. We were very pleased with Globespan. Whilst looking forward to the holiday a good beach preview is available!

The Negresco Hotel on the Promenade des Anglais [click for larger image (99kb)] The sea, beach, and the "ponton" [click for larger image (116kb)]
The harbour - lots of big motor yachts here [click for larger image (164kb)] View from the castle hill down to the port [click for larger image (166kb)]
The beach viewed from the other side of the castle hill [click for larger image (128kb)] Nice city from the same viewpoint [click for larger image (141kb)]
We took a trip to Annot with Chemins de Fer de Provence [click for larger image (127kb)] Annot is a lovely little town [click for larger image (163kb)]
The Villa des Arènes, containing the Musée Matisse [click for larger image (109kb)] The "Site Gallo-Romain" - remains of the arena [click for larger image (149kb)]
Eating in a beach restaurant as the sun sets is great [click for larger image (59kb)] The marina at Antibes, with the fort in the background [click for larger image (75kb)]
Château Grimaldi, containing the Picasso museum [click for larger image (117kb)] Small boats in the inner harbour in the port [click for larger image (127kb)]

Yes, we got lots and lots of sunshine and warmth, and also found lots of lovely places to eat and drink!