Thursday, September 16, 2021

A day in Nice

 


If you want to know where to eat in a town, look for the big marché and pick any place nearby. How wrong can you go? 

Yesterday in Cannes, we had p’tit dej near Marché Torville and ate exactly what you can eat in toute France and most of the world these days.

I am definitely going back for these tomates confites inside the market (48€ a kilo !) They gave us a taste. I must figure out how to make them (garlic, herbes, olive oil etc.) Any clues most welcome.

Next stop Nice, a 30 minute shuttle train ride from Cannes with a very helpful tourist office just in front.

We got all-day transport passes(5€) and took a tram to the old town/veille ville. So much color at le Cours Selaya(the marché).

Look! Our fav Luxembourg chairs just sitting outside!

Wall murals are everywhere on the Riviera.

My favorite shop in Nice, Nicolas Alizari. This time I got anchovy tapenade and their beautiful logo shopping bag(5€).


You must, must try delicious Nicoise Socca at the marché best eaten hot off the griddle.

An homage to Belmondo on the Place.

I asked the fruit lady where we should eat, since the marché is lined with so many restaurants. She waved her hand away implying “forget about all these places and go to Le Safari…its straight ahead”. We did.

One of our best meals so far. We just had 2 starters each(10€ each dish) This salad of raw, marinated artichoke + Parmesan + perfectly ripe tomatoes was heavenly. The service and atmosphere lively and fun.we didn’t bother with dinner later.

Inside they had old pictures of the Nice marché

Every road in the old town leads to la plage/beach.

A ‘private’ beach where you must pay to enter.

These women reminded me…


Of this famous Hokusai print of tourists gazing at Mount Fugi…We are all tourists aren’t we😊


The Matisse museum is the perfect colorful dessert after lunch (Bus 5 to Arenes). This perfume ad sums up the lush Riviera for me😊 Is your bag 🧳 packed?🌴

20 comments:

DK said...

Don’t forget to dip your feet into water. Old tale.. then it will make you return. It worked for me.

Parisbreakfasts said...

Oh I Must do this DK
I want to come back to the Riviers🌴🌴🌴

Vicki said...


https://www.food.com/recipe/tomatoes-a-la-provencale-482200

Parisbreakfasts said...

Mille merci Vicki! But are they for sun-dried tomatoes 🍅 ??

Carolyn said...

I cannot believe you were able to come up with the picture of ladies leaning against the fence looking out!! How do you do it!!??!!

Bonnie L said...

Love all of your pictures…the south has a very different feel…including the fabulous food. Your tomates confites appear to be sun-dried or dehydrated…easy to replicate in an oven at low temps. Easier still to bring some home from the Marché?? Have fun!

Ga From Dekalb said...

Enjoying your photos. Such vibrant splendid colors.
Yes, my bags are standing by 🧳✈️🌴 for another visit someday.

Jeanie said...

Nice looks nice! I would buy any one of those delicious epicurean foodstuffs just for the packaging. Boy, it sure beats a jar of Hellman's or French's mustard in the looks department!

La Table De Nana said...

Still kicking myself over the not purchased NA oils .
I buy my sun dried tomatoes and add oomph 🙂🙂

Julie P. said...

J"ai adoré la référence à la peinture fameuse de Hokusai....trois femmes,
contentes, parlant de qui sait quoi.....en face de la plage, non pas le Mont Fuji!!

Parisbreakfasts said...

Exactly what kind of oomph do you add Monique.
I got them that way also.

JP said...

Marvelous pics...I thought you were too lucky with so much sun until I saw
the rainy ones...

Parisbreakfasts said...

just drizzle here and there and nice breezes. Its Fall!

sukicart said...

I love the south of France & you are reviving old memories. Thank you, Carol.

Linda Whitman said...

Very nice post. Thank you.
The "starter" salad looked delicious!

SS said...

That old photo! Amazing. I love their clothing and their stances.

Parisbreakfasts said...

My favorite too SS..it gives context to a post..
I found more today in Grasse

Gloria said...

Always get a kick out of your photos and observations -- especially since we haven't been back to Paris in a while.
I’ll just settle for a vicarious experience through you,
Especially adored your recent Audrey Hepburn issues.

Nice Lover said...

Thank you for stirring up so many memories. You are a gem and we are so very jealous of your lovely life there.

Martha said...

Thank you for this. Nice is one of my favorite places in the world. When I win the lottery I will be moving there. And isn't the tram great? It took so long to build but made such a difference in the town. Did you notice that the music at each stop is different? sounds from around the area