Monday, 13 January 2014

Weekend in Nice


This weekend I went to Nice to watch the Cardiff Blues take on Toulon in the Heineken Cup, and although we lost (thanks to the ref *ahem*) it was still a good weekend. I've been to the south of France before to Toulouse and Marseilles, but Nice was definitely my favourite city out of the three. 



The weather was just perfect, for January it was a lovely surprise. It was warm enough to go out in a t shirt and light jacket, the locals were even swimming and snorkeling in the sea.




The Promenade des Anglais (Promenade of the English) along the Baie des Anges (Bay of the Angels) made for a refreshing walk on Sunday morning before heading back to the airport. It was such a wonderful place to people watch, it was packed with people walking small dogs, families rollerblading, people jogging and young couples pushing prams.








I thought I'd include one rugby photo, this was taken during the warm up. We had fantastic seats in the stadium, the Toulon fans are really entertaining to be around, they make so much more noise than British rugby fans.



Nice is definitely a place I'd like to visit again in the future, I could have done with an extra day to see the sights and sit outside a cafe or two watching the world go by.

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  1. Wow, it looks beautiful! Shame about the result though :( x

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    1. It really is a lovely city. The less said about the result the better! x

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  2. Just stumbled across your blog and it's lovely :) My parents have been to Nice a few times and they keep telling me to go and investigate cos I'd love it, I think these pictures have really shown me how beautiful it is. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. Hi :)

      Thank you for your lovely comment! You should definitely go, it's a fabulous place.

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  3. Oh I love Nice - I lived there for a few months in 2009 - such a wonderful place. Beautiful photography and such a putty Cardiff didn't win. Hopefully see you around Cardiff soon - at a bloggers meet maybe :)

    Laura

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    1. Laura you're so lucky, I really enjoyed my time there. Thank you for the compliment on the photographs :)

      I'm hoping to make a blogger meet this year, it'll be my first one!

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