When I was going through security in Amsterdam, the official asked me where I was going before stamping my passport. I told him Nice. His response with a flawless English accent was “nice!”
Nice is a nice city.
At one end of Vieux Nice is the Parc de la Colline du Château. One can either walk up the steps to the top or take an elevator. From the top one will have a beautiful panoramic view of the Promenade des Anglais and la Vieille Ville. It is a popular destination for that reason.
Sometimes I like to go elsewhere for a view. Two places are favorites: La Terrasse du Plaza and Le Méridien Nice. At La Terrasse du Plaza one goes to the 6th and last floor of the Boscolo Hotel Plaza. The restaurant there is good. For Le Meridien Nice I go to the 9th floor terrace and sometimes to the 1st floor. (That would be second floor in the US.) Be prepared to pay dearly for drinks.
During one recent trip to Nice, I went to the terrace of Le Meridien Nice. I had wanted to see from above the Carnaval de Nice parade as it wound onto La promenade des Anglais and past Le Meridien Nice. (Click on any photo to see it larger and in more detail. Cliquez sur une vignette pour l’agrandir.)
By chance right below me a sniper and his spotter had placed themselves. Everywhere security was tight. But wait, there’s more!