Woke up on day two, and headed to breakfast solo while Kevin was off to meet with a fellow shoulder doc for the morning. The hotel had a cute little breakfast set up, complete with croissants, fresh baguettes, jam, honey, eggs, sausage, assorted cheeses, prosciutto, and most importantly… espresso. While I enjoyed my breakfast, I planned our day’s itinerary so we would be ready to take off as soon as Kevin was back from his meeting.
The Plan: First, we would walk through the beautiful Parc du Chateau, along Port Olympia, over to Le Petit Marais (a trendy area off the beaten path from the tourist-heavy area) and that’s where we would have lunch. When Kev got back, a few hours later than expected, we did exactly that.
The hike up to Parc du Chateau was steep, but beautiful. We had to stop several times just to gaze out at the Promenade des Anglais ( famous stretch of beach) in awe…
We strolled through the beautiful park, imagining how fun it would be to have the kids there! We meandered through winding trails down to Port Olympia, where beautiful boats were docked and cruise ships come in and out.
Just as we were approaching the end of the port, it started to rain, so we ducked into our intended lunch spot, Déli Bo for a very late lunch. It was the cutest coffee shop/bistro that had great sandwiches, salads, and sweet treats. We sat out on the covered patio and enjoyed a delicious Niçoise salad, while watching the rain come down. We ended our lunch with some delicious little desserts. Just as we paid the bill, the rain stopped. We were able to stroll down Rue Bonaparte, to Rue Bavestro, and Rue Lascaris. The 3 streets were recommended by The Lonely Planet, and did not dissapoint. They were filled with cute/trendy boutiques and cafes.
Afterwards, we wandered Back towards the historic area of Nice, AKA Vieux Nice. We strolled along the Promenade du Paillon. A long stretch of jungle gyms and reflection pools, perfect for families. All of the jungle gym equipment was designed to look like different sea creatures. It is the perfect spot, if you are visiting Nice with Children, to stop and enjoy! Even without kiddos, it is worth the walk-through.
After that, we headed into Vieux Nice for gelato at one of Nice’s finest spots, Finnochio.
Finnochio was located in a square area that reminded us of a piazza in Rome. There were street musicians playing the most beautiful music and we sat and took it all in! It was the perfect finish to our second day. At this point it was about 7, and the jet-lag was hitting us both. We decided to head back to the hotel and call it a night. Eze, France tomorrow!!!
Where We Went: Parc du Chateau, Port Olympia, Petit Marais, Promenade du Paillon, Vieux Nice
Where We Ate:
- Breakfast at Hotel Nice Exelsior
- Late lunch at Déli Bo- excellent!
- Gelato at Finnochio- Must try! go for the passion fruit (steer away from the mint)
Where we slept: Hotel Nice Exelsior
What I Wore:
Dress- Free People