It is lovely to spend Christmas Day in Nice, a beautiful city on the French Riviera. It has sunshine, deep blue water, Promenade des Anglais, Vieux Nice, art work, and delicious food.
A surprising Christmas gift was the ballet of “Don Quixote“ at Opéra de Nice. The theater is beautiful with an interesting history. I love ballet, but don’t have many opportunities to watch it when living in a small town. The performance of “Don Quixote” was wonderful and we truly enjoyed the night.
La Promenade des Anglais (walkway of English)：In 1820, some of the English, who used to spend their winters here, paid for the construction of a walkway along the sea. It extends from the airport in the west of the city, to the castle headland in the east, for a distance of approximately 7 km (4 miles). Now local people simple call it “La Prom”. During Christmas season, the statue of Santa Claus has been located on the Promenade.
Only a two-minute walk from the Promenade, between the old town of Nice and main street, you will see the Place Masséna. The Place Masséna is the main history square in Nice. The statue which stands in the center of the fountain is the Greek God Apollo. Whether you’re here during the day or night, the view is fantastic.
The old town of Nice (Vieux Nice, Vieille Ville) is charming with the narrow cobblestone streets and colorful buildings. I went to the market several times and truly enjoyed strolling around the place and the atmosphere.
Thank you for reading my traveling blog! Traveling has given me the sunshine and leave the shadow behind during the difficult pandemic time. I truly appreciate your reading and comments!
I wish you Merry Christmas and Have a healthy and happy New Year of 2022!