Friday, July 12, 2013
Nice, day 2
Our time here in Nice is jam-packed, but it a really good way. We get up and out of our Airbnb flat (which I've taken to calling “The Hovel”) early and spend the entire day sight-seeing.
Day 2 started with a walk to Confiscerie Florian, a candy-maker since the 1940s where they still hand pick and preserve fruits and flowers from the region. We had no idea what to expect, but ended up with a private tour where the entire process was explained to us, after which we could taste almost anything we wanted. It was amazing and we left with a small box of candied vervain (the green candy in the photo — a sort of minty flavor that's hard to describe) and a jar of rose preserves.
From there we headed up the 345-or-so steps to the Colline du Chateau, a former citadel and park, with a man-made 17-th century waterfall and amazing, panoramic views of the coastline.
After lunch in the park we took a bus to the Chagall Museum. Most impressive was the first room you enter, where they had the entire series of (very large) biblical paintings that Chagall originally did as a series for a chapel in Vence.
As always, David's pictures of the day are amazing. See them here.