Day 17 – Nice

Posted on July 13, 2017

Food, glorious food.

We spent the day in Nice, hanging around locally for the most part. The women wanted to have a shopping day, so I took the opportunity to sleep in and relax, before meeting them nearby for lunch.

The restaurant we decided on was one street over and was highly recommended, plus I hadn’t eaten since dinner last night, so I was primed and ready.

They offered a three course meal option (appetiser, main, dessert) for a very reasonable price, so I happily made my selections and awaited the food. I indulged in the Gnocchi with Truffle Cream for starters, moving on to my main meal of sliced beef with roasted potatoes, before finishing with Profiteroles with Ice Cream.

If you know me, you know I love food, and eating, and eating a lot. Yet I was very nearly defeated by the sheer quantity of food I was served. Each dish had a very generous portion, and was extremely tasty. In the end, I barely made it through, but was full to the brim.

In case you hadn’t realised yet, I didn’t do anything too interesting today, so I’m just talking about the food in greater detail than you probably care for. Anyway, it was good.

After that, the women continued their shopping, and Dad and I walked to the Chagall museum. I didn’t know who Chagall was, but there was some interesting paintings and sculptures to admire – plus it was air conditioned, which was a lifesaver in this heat.

After our time there, we walked back to the main street, stopping into the Notre-Dame church for a bit, before returning to our hotel. Oh and on the way back, I picked up the McCree POP! you saw above, as I thought it’d be nice to buy something at least from here, as a sort of souvenir.

A nice calm day, but always good to have a few of those to break up the intense chaos of other days. Also tomorrow is Bastille Day, so it’s going to be a big one. Depending on what time we get back tomorrow night, I might not be able to get the blog up that night, as there’ll surely be a lot of photos to process and upload, so it may be delayed a bit.

Until then.

Day 17 – Paris

Posted on July 16, 2014

At Notre-Dame the sections are prepared! At Rue de Bac they’re straining at the leash!

Today we got to sleep in which was nice. We had a homemade breakfast and got a late start to the day. Unfortunately the others wanted to go to La Fayette (a shopping centre) all day, so the day didn’t start too happily.

We had to walk to the Metro to take a train to the shopping centre and on the way we stopped at the Pont des Arts bridge (where people put “love padlocks”). There are thousands of them.

After the walk, we got the train to the shopping centre and had to trail behind as others shopped. Quite boring, but had some lunch and dessert which helped.

On the way back from the shopping centre, we stopped into Notre-Dame Cathedral and took a look inside. There are quite a lot of stained-glass windows which are cool. You can also climb to the top, but that section had closed by the time we got there. Didn’t take many photos today, but here’s a few from Notre-Dame.

After leaving there, we headed back to the apartment (taking the longest route possible) and rested for a short time before heading out to dinner.

The restaurant served steak and you chose only how you wanted it cooked. It also came with fries and a “special secret sauce”. It was quite nice, and they brought you more after you finished. Also got some dessert; creme brulee and profiteroles.

After dinner, we headed back and here we are. Tomorrow we are going to the Louvre which should be tiring and delightful.