I love going on day trips, and to be honest it’s probally a lot cheaper and less hassle going on a day trip abroad. So a few Sundays ago my mum and I went to Nice, France and spent the day there. Your probally thinking, ooo the south of France, I bet the weather was lovely! Well, it wasn’t, at the moment it seems like the rain and clouds follow me everywhere! It rained, and it poured!
Ofcourse places like this are still really pretty in the rain, but it’s not the best weather to be walking around in. In fact I think England had better weather that day which is a bit of a shocker.
We arrived in Nice and caught the bus down the promonade and got off where we thought the tourist train was, however we did not find this. We walked around for a bit and tried to decide where to go first. On the walk to the castle we stumbled around the flower market.
I totally wish I could have bought loads from this market as it was just so cheap! If only I could have bought all the cactis back on the plane. However I did buy one of those mini pumpkins as they were so adorable!
After walking through the flower market we decided to try and find the view point up in the grounds of the castle. As we can never do anything right the first time we ended up walking miles up a hill in the wrong direction and the sign posts definelty didn’t help us. We then ventured all the way down again and found a free lift on the opposite up to the top. From here you can see over Nice and look out over the sea.
Even in the rain it still looked stunning!
By the time we came back down the hill we were starving and in desperate need of a snack so we found an American diner by the flower market and had some toast and a Fanta. At the point it absolute chucked it down so we were glad we were under cover.
After the snack we went to try and find the tourist train again, we ended up walking through a huge park and then eventually found the train. But ofcourse, I was shutting up shop early because of the weather.
That’s when I noticed a man peddling a tuc-tuc (no idea how you spell it) but it was a little bike with a seating area behind. We decided to do this instead, and for €30 for 2 people it wasn’t bad for a 30 minute tour. Plus you got to see the city from a different mode of transport which is always nice.
Nice is the ideal location for visiting lots of other places near by. Cannes and Monaco are around an hour away by bus and can easily be done in a day trip aswell which I think is amazing. So they will definelty be on my list…