Tuesday, August 26, 2014


Thursday 31 July
Jean Paul, our guide then took us on a tour of Nice, including the old section of the city. There is a variety of styles of architecture.
We began our walk along the Promenade du Paillon, a long park built where the Paillon River has been directed underground.
Beside the park can be viewed the colourful buildings of the city.
The park also has an interesting sea-world themed playground for children.
Jean Paul then took us into the old town to explore to explore the narrow streets, churches and shops.
The market in the Cours Saleya is open most days of the week providing a colourful display of local produce.
The building where Matisse lived for a time in Nice currently has a display of Aboriginal and Pacific art.
The street signs are written in both French and the Nicard dialect.
One of the best known shops is the Fenocchio Glacier with an extensive range of ice creams for sale.
Boulangers (bakeries) are also popular attractions.
It is not possible to visit Nice without visiting the beach - beautiful blue water of the Mediterranean Sea and a beach of pebbles, but there were still plenty of people enjoying the sun.
Others were enjoying walking in the sunshine along the promenade lined with palm trees.
Back to the bus for the trip to Arles where we were to board the ship, Armagio, for the cruise on the Rhone River.

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