It’s hard for me to pick a favorite part of our trip, but I loved Nice, France much more than I expected to. It was hands down one of my favorite spots, right along the Mediterranean Sea. The first thing we did in Nice was to hunt down an Italian restaurant, not only because we were craving pasta, but because Italy is only forty minutes away. The thing with traveling is that sometimes, you just have to pick the first restaurant you see instead of trying to figure out where exactly to go. Luckily, Giuseppe Pepino was close by in Garibaldi Square, where our apartment was. And guess what?? It was some of the best Italian food I’ve ever had. Our evening was filled with bread ( of course ), wine, noodles, and street performers.
We were told by countless people to try out Fenocchio gelato in Old Town Nice, and it did not disappoint. In fact, we had gelato there at least twice every single day — rain or shine. They have so many flavors that it is almost paralyzing to choose, especially when you don’t know what all the labels mean. But if you ever do get a chance to try Fennochio, my recommendation would be their Amaretto flavor. Oh boy, a scoop of that with some vanilla bean. I’d have that again in a heartbeat!!
Besides amazing food, we once again did a whole lot of walking throughout Nice. The town is definitely smaller than Paris, so our two days there was just right. Everything was much less crowded and felt like a nice change of pace. Plus, the buildings were really fun, sporting pastel colors and built into the hills. It’s a different kind of life down along the Mediterranean, slow and relaxed. I’m so happy we got to see a little bit of it and I sure hope we can make it back someday.
Because I quickly became obsessed with Nice and the coast, I have a few more photos I want to share with you guys in a few days time. If you ever have the chance to go to Southern France, please do it. We only saw bits & pieces, but know there is so much more down there to be seen!