Palace of Justice
This stately building is the Palace of Justice, which sits on a picturesque plaza of the same name, surrounded by other historical structures.
This building was constructed in the neo-classical style and is where the law courts are located. The clocher de la tour Rusca, an enchanting little bell tower sits opposite from it.
After taking numerous photos of this sunny square, Jim and I were off to explore Rue Messina, the Promenade des Anglais and catch a peek at the stretch of beach forming the famed French Riviera.
- ALEXSO INFO (http://www.nicecyber.com)
1, Rue de Belgique - Close to the train station (GARE SNCF)
Open hours: Everyday from 10 AM to 8 PM (in winter) and from 10 AM to 10 PM (mid-June to mid-September)
Rates: check their website.
2, Place Magenta - In Zone Piétonne (Pedestrian only area), around the corner of Rue de la Liberté.
Open hours: Everyday from 10 AM to 7 PM (Monday to Saturday) and 1 PM to 7 PM (Sunday).
Summer hours: Everyday from 10 AM to 9 PM
- L'EXPRESSO BY ILLY(http://www.espressoilly.com)
Address: 11, Rue Halévy (first floor)- In Zone Piétonne, close to Casino Ruhl and Meridien Hotel
Open hours: Everyday from 8 AM to 10h30 PM and in the summer, until 2h30 AM.
- MC DONALD'S
Forget about surfing on the net on their address: 47Bis avenue Jean Médecin (on the corner of Rue de Belgique). Last time I've been here there were no computers. However if you are by Lingostière, I saw one computer at that Mc Donald's. Address: LINGOSTIERE
Centre Commercial Carrefour Lingostière
Open hours: 7h30 AM to 10 PM
Phone : 04.93.18.10.04
What to take?
When I 1st visited Nice in April 2004, it was raining cats and dogs, and was freezing cold. The sea wasn't azur at all! So, we were all disappointed! But, when I went back again in July 2009, it was a totally different thing, I could enjoy Nice at its best.
That's why warm clothes and umbrellas are advised in March/April and October/November.
Une promenade de 14 km...
Un sentier de randonnée, fléché, d'une longueur de 14 km, utilise les anciens chemins ruraux qui relient la Plaine du Var à l'ouest , aux collines de Gairaut à l'est. Il permet aux bons marcheurs, de découvrir les paysages de la campagne niçoise, les vignes de Bellet, les oliveraies et les cultures florales traditionnelles et maraîchères, les pinèdes et les bois de chênes verts. Il offre de superbes points de vue sur la Baie des Anges et sur l'arrière-pays dominé par les Alpes Maritimes.
Visite du hameau de Bellet, de l'église de Saint Roman, avec halte à la petite source, avant d'emprunter la Via Augusta, construite en l'an 12, par Auguste : autant de centres d'intérêt qui racontent aussi l'histoire de la région.
Le point de départ se situe à la gare de Lingostière, desservi par le train des Chemins de Fer de Provence. Des lignes d'autobus recoupent le parcours, permettant d'accéder ou d'interrompre la promenade à loisir.
A ramble path, marked with arrows, fourteen kilometres long, is using the old country lanes which are linking the Var plain westwards, to the Gairaut hills eastwards.
It allows, for good walkers, the discovery of the landscapes of the country of Nice, the Bellet vineyards, the olive groves, the traditional floral and market gardening, the pine forests and the green oak woods. It offers marvellous viewpoints on the Baie des Anges and the hinterland overlooked by the Alpes Maritimes.
Visit of the Bellet hamlet, the Saint Roman Church, with a stop by the spring, before taking the Via Augusta, built in 12 AD by August : so many interesting places, which are also telling the history of the region.
The starting point is situated at the Lingostière station, which is served by the Chemins de fer de Provence train. Bus services are indenting the route, giving access to the paths, so one may interrupt the walk whenever he chooses to.
Beautiful leather gloves in every colour
This attractive shop is stocked with a small number of leather goods at excellent prices and in a range of colours. It is very welcoming - a wide front opens onto three sides split into gloves, scarves, belts and handbags plus some luggage. The stock is limited and neatly presented making it very easy to have a good look without feeling that you have neither overlooked anything nor too overwhelmed by choice. The shop is fresh and cool and clean. The chap who owns and manages it is Italian and all the goods are made at his factory in Naples.
You can have a good look in peace and there is no hard sell and he speaks english if required. He seems to be fluent in French too and Italian too of course. Gloves were the thing that lured me in, in the first place. Two rows of the softest calf leather gloves in a range of wonderful colours; pinks, oranges, olives, blues plus the ubiquitous black and neutrals.
I tracked down a pair of gloves I've been after for a while; longer than average not only covering the wrist but going up the arm slightly and in a perfect shade of muted orange - don't mock, the colour's gorgeous you can see a similar pair on Trinny in her what not to wear book 2 if you don't believe me.
The style of gloves range from regular unlined leather gloves, there are also silk-lined ones to fur-edged ones and longer silk-lined ones plus a few trendy fingerless jobs. You'll be asked to wear disposable plastic gloves before trying on any of the gloves.
The bags are extremely nice too, pretty good 'Kelly' types and good versions of other upmarket designs. Well worth a browse and a feel - the leather is very good quality. There are a small number of purses too.
A wall displays a range of belts in neutrals and more exciting colours to match the bags and gloves plus a choice of buckles in brass, shiny silver or matt silver finish. The chap fits the belt to your choice of buckle and cuts it to size there and then.
I got the impression if he didn't have it in stock, he could probably get it for you with enough notice.
I bought my gloves last week and today I bought a belt and a purse and he put in a matching leather key-ring as a freebie.
An English family popped in when I was having my belt cut and they were after another piece of luggage that they had bought two months earlier which I thought was a good sign. It is also a sign that if you see it and like it, then buy it as he had finished that particular line of luggage. (I saw her carrying one of the shop bags later on in the Old Town so luckily she managed to find something she fancied) Leather key rings from 10 euros, unlined leather gloves from 29 euros, my beautiful longer silk-lined leather gloves were about 70 euros, Kelly bags about 190 euros, purses from 38 euros and belts from 27 euros. The leather is excellent quality and it is well worth seizing the moment even in the heat of summer to think ahead to the winter, the gloves are hardly going to take up much packing space either.