2016-08-05 & 06 Nice Marina, Nice, France

Tangaroa in Nice Port
Tangaroa in Nice Port
 In the port motoryachts going to Rotterdam are being loaded on a freighter
In the port this morning motor yachts going to Rotterdam are being loaded on a freighter
 Because of the many bike tracks, Nice is the ideal place to ride around and explore the town
Because of the many bike tracks, Nice is the ideal place to ride around and explore the town
Segways are also a popular form of seeing the sights of Nice
Segways are also a popular form of seeing the sights of Nice
 The Nice War Memorial cut into the side of the hill at the foot of Castle Hill to honor the 4000 locals that lost their lives in WW1
The Nice War Memorial, which is cut into the side of the hill at the foot of Castle Hill, is to honor the 4000 locals that lost their lives in WW1
A wonderful view of the beach and Promenade des Anglais from Place Guynemer by the port
A wonderful view of the beach and Promenade des Anglais from Place Guynemer by the port
Neuf Lignes Obliques, a 30m high steel monument built by 2010 to commemorate the 150 years of the County of Nice joining to France
Neuf Lignes Obliques, a 30m high steel monument built by 2010 to commemorate the 150 years of the County of Nice joining to France
Nearby is the 'Blue Chair' sculpture which represents the many hundreds of blue chairs that have lined the promenade for many years - none to be seen this year!!
Nearby is the ‘Blue Chair’ sculpture which represents the many hundreds of blue chairs that have lined the promenade for many years – none to be seen this year!!
......and not far away is the Monument du Centennial built in 1893
……and not far away is the Monument du Centennial built in 1893
 The bike track and very generous walkway is always very busy in Nice
The bike track and very generous walkway is always very busy in Nice
Bicycles can be hired from the many bike stations which are situated all over town
Bicycles can be hired from the many bike stations which are situated all over town
Flowers were still being laid after the horrific event that occurred here in Nice 3 weeks earlier
Flowers were still being laid after the horrific event that occurred here in Nice 3 weeks earlier
There is a very heavy presence of armed soldiers all along the Promenade des Anglais
There is a very heavy presence of armed soldiers all along the Promenade des Anglais and all around the city
The Negresco Hotel, built in 1912 is reputedly one of the world's finest hotels. It is a listed historic building and houses an amazing art collection
The Negresco Hotel, built in 1912 is reputedly one of the world’s finest hotels. It is a listed historic building and houses an amazing art collection
We enjoyed riding along the fabulous promenade
We enjoyed riding along the fabulous promenade
The Palais de la Mediterranee Casino
The Palais de la Mediterranee Casino

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Casino Barrier Nice Le Ruhl
Casino Barrier Nice Le Ruhl

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At the Centre du Patrimone we found a fabulous market
At the Centre du Patrimone we found a fabulous market
The fruit and vegetables looked amazing
The fruit and vegetables looked amazing
We take a walk through the narrow lanes of the old part of the town
We take a walk through the narrow lanes of the old part of the town
The interesting figures in Place Massena
The interesting poled figures in Place Massena
The Fountaine du Soleil with the statue of Apollo has a very interesting history where it was removed for a number of years, as it may offend some women
Nearby is the Fountaine du Soleil with the statue of Apollo. It has had a very interesting history where the statue was removed for a number of years, as it was believed it may offend some women (or was it the men!)
 At the fountain we locked our bikes and took the small tourist train on a circuit tour which lasted about 45 minutes
At the fountain we locked our bikes and took the small tourist train on a circuit tour which lasted about 45 minutes
The train trip took us around the town and up to Castle Hill
The train trip took us around the town and up to Castle Hill
The famous pebbly beach which stretches for many kms along the foreshore of Nice, has been very crowded during the hot weather of recent weeks
Good views over the famous pebbly beach which stretches for many kms along the foreshore of Nice. It has been very crowded during the hot weather experienced here in recent weeks
 Although there was very little left of the castle, the view over Nice and the Baie des Anges was quite spectacular through the overgrown trees
Although there was very little left of the castle on Castle Hill, the view over Nice and the Baie des Anges was quite spectacular through the overgrown trees
Once back at the fountain after the small train trip, we collected our bikes and headed back towards the port
Once back at the fountain after the train trip and after having a good look at Apollo (we did not know what all the fuss was about) we collected our bikes and headed back towards the port
 Looking back to Promenade des Anglais from Quai Rauba Capeu which is a continuation of the famous road heading east towards the port
Looking back to Promenade des Anglais from Quai Rauba Capeu which is a continuation of the famous road heading east towards the port
It is quite an amazing feat how the War Memorial of Nice was carved into the rock in the hillside
It is quite an amazing feat how the War Memorial of Nice was carved into the rock in the hillside
We arrive back in the port after a busy day of seeing some of the sights of Nice
We arrive back in the port after a busy day of seeing some of the sights of Nice

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