Tuesday, March 13, 2012

South France, Day 7 & 8: Nice

Our last couple days in Nice were pretty relaxed. We went to a couple more museums and relaxed on the beach some more. On our way to the Matisse Museum, we ran into some ruins:

Site Galo-Romain Ruines at Parc des Arenes de Cimiez. 

This is the Musee Matisse. The facade is actually painted on, only a few of the windows and shutters are real. 

Henri Matisse
Tete de Marguerite
Issy-les-Moulineaux, 1915

Monastere de cimiez

Sadly, we were not allowed into the monastery, although the outside is beautiful. 

Nice Cemenelum Archaeological Museum and Site
Cemenelum: 1st century B.C.E. - 7th century C.E.

Beautiful sunset. 

Dinner at the Buffalo Grill!
Love that fried food. 

We happened to come to Nice during Carnaval... It was very strange. 

The "king and queen" of Carnaval were two giant inflatable dolls. 

The seating area for the parade. 

Poor, beautiful statue stuck in the middle of the craziness. 

I will never get over how the French designed their buildings to fit the paths that were there first. 

Order a tofu-steak burger and you'll get a chunk of tofu (about an inch thick), lightly fried and tossed into a burger. But it tasted amazing!

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