Postcards from Jiles
Thursday, 9 May 2019
Bonjour mes amis!
Today was our last day getting on a tour bus. lol. We’re anchored out off the coast of Monaco for nearly two days so we decided to venture over to Nice as a family for a bit of beach and a wine tasting.
Nice is the capital of the Côte d’Azur and the beach actually doesn’t have sand here. Instead it’s a bunch of lightly colored smooth rocks about the size of a little less than half of the palm of your hand. Miles and I stopped at a restaurant on the beach for some wine before our wine tasting. lol.
The city has a great vibe. It’s Miles’ favorite stop so far on the trip and he’s already decided we’re coming back. No argument here! It’s actually the 2nd most visited city in France next to Paris.
I can see why Nice attracted artists like Henri Matisse. The city actually boasts a Musée Matisse as well as a Musée Marc Chagall — two of my favorite artists! I can see how the colors alone in Nice would inspire artists. It’s the first time I ever really “got” what the color Azur blue was. We just loved sitting on the beach staring out at the Azur blue waters with the beach front promenade and beautiful architecture housing so many luxury hotels and museums behind us. Yep. We’re definitely coming back!
Our wine tasing was a hoot! He was a real showman. We’ll tell you more about it when we get home.
À votre santé!!!
xxx, Jenjen & Miles