It’s so nice to be back in Nice after a year away. I can see the city with fresh eyes again and it’s just lovely. So, I thought today I would just share a little photo essay of the Old Town, the oldest and most colorful part of Nice.
I love to walk through Nice’s Old Town. You just never know what quirky or beautiful sight awaits around the next corner. I always appreciate the architecture with the Mediterranean colors, peeling paint, shutters and flower boxes.
Or tall towers and skinny buildings…
I always see things that make me smile…
Like this funny sign in Place du Jesus. It’s a small plaza in front of the Church du Gesu and the Restaurant du Gesu (Jesus) just across from the church. I always chuckle at the restaurant sign of an angel eating, licking his lips, and pouring wine with his wing. I guess their food is heavenly, but I’ve never eaten there.
The Old Town is also a haven for artists like this colorful shop.
There are plenty of things to make you smile in these little Niçois streets. Here you can see the mascot for Chick’s Bar and a carnival mask that seems to be looking through the wall of another restaurant.
Socca is a Niçois specialty – It’s basically a chickpea pancake. One socca shop, Chez Theresa, cooks their socca on Rue Droite and delivers it to their market stall on this specially adapted motorized bike. The metal cone keeps the socca hot while it’s being delivered. You can read more about socca here.
You can also find funky clothes and some wonderful chocolate.
I can’t walk through the old town without stopping by – or at least peaking in the window of – Auer. An amazingly beautiful chocolate shop just across from the Opera. You can read more about Auer here.
On this trip I discovered a fish aquarium made entirely of chocolate…
And a chocolate clock. I take this to mean that it’s always time for a bite (or two) of chocolate.
Yum… I think I’ll go have some now.
Hope you’ve enjoyed this little peek into quirky Old Nice.
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