The French Riviera (Part 02): Nice, France

Nice, France | Ciao Fabello

The Nice post from our first visit covers a lot, so we will only note things in this post that we didn’t do last time. Our home this time around was this stylish Airbnb on Rue du Marché.

Nice, France | Ciao Fabello
Nice, France | Ciao Fabello
Nice, France | Ciao Fabello

We came to Nice primarily for beach time, so we set up camp at beach club Opéra Plage for most of our only full day. Between dips in the sea and naps in the sun, we ate lunch (caprese salad) and made friends with a very sociable Corgi (we named him Benoît). Sadly, our last swim of the day was also our last swim of the summer.

Nice, France | Ciao Fabello
Nice, France | Ciao Fabello
Nice, France | Ciao Fabello
Nice, France | Ciao Fabello

On our final day, we checked out of our Airbnb and climbed Castle Hill via Montée Menica Rondelly, then walked down to the port. Check out the view across the bevy of colorful boats back toward Castle Hall from the other side of the port!

Nice, France | Ciao Fabello
Nice, France | Ciao Fabello
Nice, France | Ciao Fabello

Each day started with breakfast goodies from Boulangerie Jeannot; we grabbed lunch on our last day at Restaurant L'Ecurie (margherita pizza); and dinner was had at Les Garçons (bacon cheeseburger, spinach tagliatelle) and La Cucina (truffle pasta, crème brûlée, tiramisu).

Our visit to Nice served its purpose—not only did we catch some much-appreciated beach time, but we also got to right our wrong from years ago by visiting Monaco! We’re sad to see summer go, but fortunately we have our ceramic mug from La Petite Fabrique to help us remember the warmth of the sun this winter. Until next time, au revoir!