Early morning ferries
The ferry trip to Nice is five hours and we read, lounge around, and eat the wonderful hot fresh croissants and chocolate croissants (pain au chocolat) that we picked up at the just-opening bakery near the port before we boarded the ferry.
Hanging out in the ferry
As we get closer, we recognize Monaco, Cap d'Ail, Èze, then the familiar sites of Nice.
Approaching Nice, entering the harbor
We have a few hours before our flight and wheelie off the ferry into old town, where we start looking for a restaurant to camp out and enjoy lunch. After a block or two, we spot several possibilities and pick one that appeals to us. We have, strangely enough, two kinds of mussels, with mustard and with chrorizo, accompanied by fish salad with octopus, calamari, shrimp, and mussels. And, for desert, profiteroles.
Mussels two ways, profiteroles
What a great way to spend the afternoon, eating well, a little wine, and a great view of the old harbor, watching ferries and yachts come in and out. A classic French experience!
View from our table
Cutting through Nice
The art at the Nice airport is whimsical, but everyone is tired and just hanging out under it.
And soon, we're aboard and on our way to London.
Nice in the rearview mirror