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Beach resort French Riviera Nice

August 10, 2015 by David Herd

Pebbles on the beach

Beach resort French Riviera NiceBeach resort French Riviera Nice is a very cosmopolitan city originally founded by the Greeks & later became a retreat for 19th-century Europe’s elite. The lacklustre port area is rapidly filling up with the city’s coolest restaurants and bars.

July 2010 marked 150 years since the Mediterranean city was ceded to France as a reward for French help in the second Italian war of independence against Austria. The locally born Italian hero Giuseppe Garibaldi was irate about the handover, knowing well – as generations of film stars, millionaires, princes, mafiosi and tourists would later come to realise – that France had quite a trophy on its hands.

Iconic sea-blue chairs

Beach resort French Riviera Nice While away the hours on one of its iconic sea-blue chairs rather than lay on the uncomfortable pebbles.


 36 Hours in Nice

A very nice You Tube video courtesy of The New York Times. 

 Private beach area

Beach resort French Riviera Nice The private beaches offer very comfortable sun chairs, umbrellas, and full service to their very EXPENSIVE bars. It’s a nice get away from the hordes of people on the public beaches, and the chairs are much more comfortable than the rocks.

Beach resort French Riviera Nice

Beach resort French Riviera Nice

Many of these private areas actually have sand instead of pebbles.

This can’t be comfortable

Beach resort French Riviera Nice However I would be very happy lying beside her, I would gladly put up with the pain from the pebbles. 🙂

The very congested boat harbour

Beach resort French Riviera Nice

I bet there is a long waiting list for a berth.

Toys and Condominiums

Beach resort French Riviera Nice As in many other cities on the French Riviera you can really smell the money here. 🙂

Church Maria Sine Labe Concepta

 photo Nice Cote DAzur 11_1.jpg This rather impressive church overlook the harbour in Nice.

Blue Vision 44m Benetti

Beach resort French Riviera Nice ‘BLUE VISION’ was built in 2007 by Benetti and last refitted in 2012. The yacht’s interior has been designed by Zuretti and her exterior styling is by Stefano Righini. Blue Vision’s interior layout sleeps up to 10 guests in 5 staterooms, including a master suite, 2 double cabins, 2 twin cabins and 2 pullman beds. She is also capable of carrying up to 9 crew onboard to ensure a relaxed luxury yacht experience. Timeless styling, beautiful furnishings and sumptuous seating feature throughout her living areas to create an elegant and comfortable atmosphere. With a cruising speed of 12 knots, a maximum speed of 15 knots and a range of 4606nm from her 63000 litre fuel tanks, she is the perfect combination of performance and luxury.

Beach resort French Riviera Nice

Beach resort French Riviera Nice Sometimes written off as staid and sleepy, France’s fifth city is is thriving, tourism is a huge business in Nice, but the city also has one of Europe’s biggest technology parks, hosting 1,200 international companies.

Strolling along the promenade.

Beach resort French Riviera Nice Nice’s Promenade des Anglais is part of the heart of this seaside French city. Nice’s Promenade des Anglais is lined with cafes situated directly on the beach, and it’s a bustling area active with cyclists, runners, walkers and roller bladers.

Hmm, which way to go?

Beach resort French Riviera Nice

Well I’m heading for Menton.

 Look closely you may see some rocks instead of sand. 🙂

Beach resort French Riviera Nice Rocks, what rocks? I don’t see any rocks. 🙂

 On the way to Nice.

Beach resort French Riviera Nice This was only a few miles from Nice, I had driven from St Tropez and after Nice I headed for Monte Carlo.

Thanks for visiting my Beach resort French Riviera Nice photo blog.

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