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Nice was more fun than I expected. I stayed there for two nights, in a hostel, so I managed to stay out pretty late with some people I met there the second night. The first night was a late night simply because we didn’t arrive until about 1 a.m. After the major fail with BluExpress in Rome, they had some sort of problem once we arrived in Nice that caused us to wait almost an hour for our luggage to come off the plane.  I spent my one full day in Nice eating two amazing meals, enjoying the unbelievable sorbet not once but twice, browsing at the open-air flower and produce market, and visiting the Chagall museum. Nice was gorgeous, though it was cloudy that day so the photos aren’t too spectacular. I heard about so many amazing things to do that are very close to Nice, and it would definitely make a great place to spend a week because it is a good base for day trips. The old city is really lively and absolutely charming. And it was great to be back in a country where I can speak the local language!

The market was quite crowded for a Sunday morning, and I was happy to find most places were open on Sunday--Paris is quite the opposite.

The beach, on the other hand, was not crowded at all on a cool and cloudy day.

I think this might be a statue of Neptune.

One of my favorite experiences in Nice was the Chagall museum. I prefer more modern and contemporary art generally, especially because when viewing art in Europe I find that I get “Jesus art” fatigue pretty quickly. It was really cool to see art from a Jewish perspective that is also beautiful in addition. There were many paintings in the museum that I had never seen before, and I was really impressed with the collection. Out of respect for the other patrons (which I can assure was not reciprocate AT ALL), I refrained from taking photos inside the museum. I did capture this one photo of a mosaic wall on the exterior.

A mosaic fountain at the Chagall museum.

This beautiful church was located in my favorite square in the old city.

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