His birthday present was a short trip to see the French Riviera. He told us he was always game to go anywhere, and this was one of the few places he had not been on his college tour of Europe. It works for me as it was on my bucket list of places to visit. The Riviera did not disappoint! The water was several shades of blue, there were expensive cars and yachts to look at, the Jazz Festival was in full swing and IronMan Nice was setting up for the weekend race. There was not a shortage of places to go or people to watch.
This statue to Apollo was at the center of town, just down from our hotel. We were in the center of all the action. It was great.
Our first stop of course was lunch. A friend of mine noted that there was a lot of Italian food in the Riviera as it was so close to Italy. She was right. It seemed that all we came across were Italian restaurants. I don't think any of us were disappointed, well, maybe J as he wanted French food, but the rest of us were content with all of the Italian. We did happen to find a bakery or two to sample all of the French pastries. Yum!
After lunch, we started our exploration by taking a tour of the area by boat.
We climbed up the hill to overlook the bay and found a playground for the children to play on.
Gelato to end the day!