A long day - arrived in Nice via Air Transat flight from Montreal at 7:30am.- took a bus into Nice - 4€ and it was a day pass for the whole Cote d'Azur bus network. Hey, maybe we can check into our hotel early, get a few hours rest & head west (Cannes) or east (Monaco) in the afternoon. BUT, our hotel has a 2:00pm check-in time, and we were able to check in at 2:00pm, not a minute before. No way we were going to be able to do much without some rest. We left our luggage at the hotel, got some breakfast at one of several options at the nearby and inviting Place Magenta (see pic below), then walked about 5 minutes down to and along the Promenade des Anglais, then walked through the market at the Cours Saleya. This day, at least, the Promenade and the Cours Saleya are dominated by cruise ship group tours. Also, the weather was cool and drizzly until the early afternoon.
But now the sun is out; the temperature is rising; I'm in a hotel on rue Maréchal Joffre in Nice; there's an Intermarché around the corner; I'm getting ready to visit a recommended restaurant this evening; and we're off to Corsica tomorrow. If you want to trade places ... uh ... no thanks.