Sunday, September 24, 2006

Sunday Morning Coffee 1...Nice and St Laurent du Var...

We had stuff to pick up in Nice this morning so decided to take a walk round the flower market and grab a late breakfast.

The Cours Saleya is in the old town and is where the various markets are held. You can find a bar/restaurant, sit in the sun and soak up the atmosphere; we were looking forward to settling down and, well, soaking it up....but early though we were the place was thrumming with activity and there was small hope of a parking spot...

We managed to save the plan and ended up on the promenade at St Laurent du Var where I had my first chocolat chaud of the Autumn and probably the best I've ever had; it was piping hot, barely sweetened and tasted of chocolate. I can't remember the name of the cafe but I will go back and write it down because good chocolat chaud is rare.
The promenade, though modern and lacking the charm of old Nice, was beautifully landscaped, we were right on the sea and the only traffic was a succession of small people on their tricycles and bicycles. It was very pleasant and we thought, "we must do this more often.."

1 comment:

Roger said...

Hi Angela,
Welcome aboard - I discovered you on the rapidly expanding universe of english-speakers who blog in provence. Where are you (physically) - I cannot work out from your supermarket connections!

PS - I have that photo too!