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Report 2028: Two Travellers on Corsica

By Doug Phillips from Canada, Spring 2012

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Page 2 of 14: Nice - Monday October 1

photo by Doug Phillips

Place Magenta, Nice

A long day. We landed at the airport in Nice at 7:30am. By shortly after 8:00am we were on our way into the city, via a #98 bus - €4 and it was a day pass for the whole bus and tram network.

Hey, maybe we could check into our hotel early, get a few hours rest and head west (Cannes) or east (Monaco) in the afternoon? But, our hotel had a 2:00pm check-in time, and we were we 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; walked about five minutes down to and along the Promenade des Anglais; then walked through the market (antiques today) at the Cours Saleya. That day, at least, the Promenade and the Cours Saleya were dominated by cruise ship group tours. Also, the weather was cool and overcast until the early afternoon.

But eventually the sun appeared and the temperature rose. We checked into our hotel, got some rest, discovered an Intermarché around the corner and walked back into the old part of Nice in the evening for a very pleasant dinner at Le Tire Bouchon restaurant, on a recommendation from one of my brothers who had spent a few days in the city earlier in the year.

We were in the south of France and we were off to Corsica the next day. If you wanted to trade places ... uh ... no thanks.

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