Old Town Nice (1)
The beautiful colors
of Vieux Nice
Text and photos Jan Everink
Old Town Nice (In French: Nice Vieille Ville or
Vieux Nice) is without doubt the most beautiful part of the French city
The very narrow streets of Vieux Nice are
full of beautiful colors; the bright yellow-brown of the houses
harmonizes wonderful with the laundry hanging from the windows.
In de maze of narrow streets you
can sometimes forget where exactly you are, but you'll never completely
get lost. Just walk a little further and you recognize a nice orientation
point: a beautiful church, a charming little square or an inviting terras
of a little restaurant.
Some of the streets in Vieux Nice are very quiet, others have many little
shops and restaurants and can be rather crowded. Because the lanes are so
narrow you cannot help smelling what is cooked inside the houses and the
There are also streets climbing towards the Castle Hill, the beautiful park
just south of the Old Town.
Some streets climb
towards the Castle Hill
Every day, except on
Monday, there is a colorful food and flower market at Cours Saleya, the
famous promenade in de South-West part of Vieux Nice.
Food stalls are also at Place Pierre-Gautier, a square adjacent to Cours
Saleya which is surrounded by cafes and impressive monumental old
Walking here you smell fresh fruits, vegetables, bread and all
kinds of delicacies.
Amongst the many kinds of flowers are
violets, roses and of course mimosa. The market attracts lots of people,
tourists as wel as locals.
Copyright © 2007 Jan Everink