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Location: Nice

Day 1 - 7 Oct 2021

Nice Côte d'Azur Airport

Nice, Nice Côte d'Azur Airport

Content: It was a much needed girls trip and we reached Nice in the afternoon. We took a 48 hour pass from the airport and then took the metro to our hotel.

Hôtel Restaurant Campanile Nice Aéroport

Nice, Hôtel Restaurant Campanile Nice Aéroport

Content: We stayed close to the airport as we had a morning flight for Bastia. We chose Campanile Nice Aéroport hotel- simple and clean hotel near airport and also near metro. The hotel served good breakfast buffet for 13€. After we checked in, we freshen up and headed to Nice center.

Russian Orthodox cemetery Caucade

Nice, Russian Orthodox cemetery Caucade

Content: Our first stop was St Nicholas Russian Orthodox Cathedral. This is a little outside the city but absolutely worth visiting.

Ponchettes Public Beach

Nice, Ponchettes Public Beach
Nice, Ponchettes Public Beach
Nice, Ponchettes Public Beach

Content: We went to the Plage des Ponchettes. There are many restaurants along the beach, so we had light lunch at one of the restaurants there and headed to the beach. We stayed there till Sunset and it was very beautiful indeed.

#ILoveNICE

Nice, #ILoveNICE
Nice, #ILoveNICE
Nice, #ILoveNICE

Content: We took some photos at “I love Nice” sign. There are benches by the sign. We sat there for sometime listening to the sound of the waves.

Centro storico di Nizza

Nice, Centro storico di Nizza
Nice, Centro storico di Nizza
Nice, Centro storico di Nizza
Nice, Centro storico di Nizza
Nice, Centro storico di Nizza

Content: We headed to the old town of Nice. It was lively and very beautiful indeed. We had dinner there and headed back to our hotel.

Location: Nice

Day 2 - 8 Oct 2021

Nice-Ville

Nice, Nice-Ville

Content: Next morning we had breakfast in our hotel and then took a train to Monte-Carlo from Nice Ville. The train ticket was around 4 euros one way. Try to get a place on the right side in the direction of the train to get amazing views.

Location: Monaco

Day 2 - 8 Oct 2021

Monte Carlo

Monaco, Monte Carlo

Content: Once we got off the train, we started walking to the one of the most famous casinos in the world - Monte Carlo Casino

Monte Carlo Casino

Monaco, Monte Carlo Casino
Monaco, Monte Carlo Casino
Monaco, Monte Carlo Casino

Content: Monte Carlo Casino is the casino where Golden Eye (James Bond) was filmed. The architecture is stunning and the cars parked outside as well. People not only took photos of the casino but of/with the cars as well, and trust me, there were many fancy cars outside the casino.

Tunnel Larvotto

Monaco, Tunnel Larvotto
Monaco, Tunnel Larvotto
Monaco, Tunnel Larvotto
Monaco, Tunnel Larvotto
Monaco, Tunnel Larvotto
Monaco, Tunnel Larvotto

Content: We kept on walking around and went behind the casino. The view from there was amazing. Also there are some quirky statues to take photos with. I am pretty sure this would be an amazing sunset spot, but we had to head to our next stop and sunset there was not on our list.

Larvotto Beach

Monaco, Larvotto Beach
Monaco, Larvotto Beach

Content: Then we headed down to Larvotto Beach. We took some sandwiches at Nice- Ville with us which we ate at the beach and spent some time there.

The Champions Promenade

Monaco, The Champions Promenade
Monaco, The Champions Promenade

Content: We took a stroll along the Campions Promenade.This is a place where the feet of the world’s best footballers such as Ronaldo and Maradona have been imprinted. Even if you are not a football fan, I would still recommend this place.

Monte Carlo

Monaco, Monte Carlo
Monaco, Monte Carlo
Monaco, Monte Carlo
Monaco, Monte Carlo
Monaco, Monte Carlo
Monaco, Monte Carlo

Content: We strolled randomly in the the city.

Eat Me

Monaco, Eat Me

Content: We had dinner at Eat me. It is mostly a take away place as it seemed. Food was already cooked and you can choose whatever you want to eat. The restaurant was small but served tasty and not expensive food. We were so hungry that we forgot to take any photos. We had coffee there as well.

Location: Nice

Day 3 - 9 Oct 2021

Promenade des Anglais

Nice, Promenade des Anglais

Content: After checking out, we took metro to Promenade des Anglais. We took a walk along Promenade des Anglais

#ILoveNICE

Nice, #ILoveNICE

Content: We clicked some photos at I love Nice and also spent some time on one the benches by the water, appreciating the color of the water and counting the number of flights that land every minute 😂

Bellanda Tower

Nice, Bellanda Tower
Nice, Bellanda Tower

Content: We walked to the Bellanda Tower, which is a tower overlooking the city and offers stunning panoramic views of the city.

Nice Airport Arrivals Terminal 2

Nice, Nice Airport Arrivals Terminal 2

Content: We went back to our hotel to get our bags and headed to Nice Airport. A small propeller plane took us to Bastia within an hour.

Location: Bastia

Day 3 - 9 Oct 2021

Bastia

Bastia, Bastia

Content: The first view of the island was indeed stunning . In about an hour, we landed. Bastia airport is very small and hence pretty easy to navigate. We headed to Avis to get our rented car which we reserved online.

Le Calavita Rooftop

Bastia, Le Calavita Rooftop
Bastia, Le Calavita Rooftop
Bastia, Le Calavita Rooftop
Bastia, Le Calavita Rooftop
Bastia, Le Calavita Rooftop

Content: We checked in to Hotel Calavita, which we booked from booking.com The hotel was really good, had a great terrace with rooftop restaurant, pool and jacuzzi. We travelled off season(season ends in the end of September), they stopped serving breakfast. Also, we had the pool and the jacuzzi for ourselves as there were not so many guests in the hotel.

Le Calavita Rooftop

Bastia, Le Calavita Rooftop

Content: We freshened up and we walked around in the neighborhood, walked to the nearest beach. There were not many good restaurants nearby, and so we decided to try the food in our hotel. The rooftop restaurant was closed, so we ate at the restaurant on the ground floor. The food was good and so was the ambiance.

Location: Bastia

Day 4 - 10 Oct 2021

Le Calavita Rooftop

Bastia, Le Calavita Rooftop

Content: We headed to Bastia old town but first stopped at one of the cafes for breakfast. I was very close to our hotel.

Place Saint Nicolas - Piazza San Niculà

Bastia, Place Saint Nicolas - Piazza San Niculà

Content: Our first stop was Saint Nicolas Square, we we lucky to find a parking place in a walking distance from the square. We kept walking towards the old port and took photos on the way.

Portu di Cummerciu di Bastia

Bastia, Portu di Cummerciu di Bastia
Bastia, Portu di Cummerciu di Bastia
Bastia, Portu di Cummerciu di Bastia
Bastia, Portu di Cummerciu di Bastia
Bastia, Portu di Cummerciu di Bastia
Bastia, Portu di Cummerciu di Bastia

Content: We walked along the water to the end the old port. It was very windy but the view was amazing.

Romieu Garden

Bastia, Romieu Garden
Bastia, Romieu Garden
Bastia, Romieu Garden
Bastia, Romieu Garden

Content: Then we headed to Basita Citadel and on the way was Romieu Garden. The garden offers stunning views of the old port and Bastia city.

Citadelle

Bastia, Citadelle
Bastia, Citadelle
Bastia, Citadelle
Bastia, Citadelle

Content: The citadel is one of the major tourist attractions of Bastia and both picturesque and historical site of the city. It offers superb views of the Tuscan archipelago The citadel has many colorful pretty narrow walkways. We took our sweet time strolling around and taking photos and also enjoying the beautiful view. We took the elevator down, which is located at one end, towards the old port.

Glacier - PAOLI GOURMET Artisan Glacier

Bastia, Glacier - PAOLI GOURMET Artisan Glacier

Content: On our way back we stopped at one of Glacier - PAOLI GOURMET Artisan Glacier. The Ice Cream was delicious and highly recommended. Plus the view made it even more special.

Thai Cuisine

Bastia, Thai Cuisine

Content: Look for the thai restaurant We strolled around Bastia town and bought some souvenirs. We missed lunch and hence were very hungry but most restaurants were closed till 6, so we managed to find a Thai restaurant that serves meals before 6PM. The food was good and spicy(what I loved most about the food) Good portions as well.

Le Calavita Rooftop

Bastia, Le Calavita Rooftop

Content: We headed back to our hotel where we had some nice cocktails at the bar.

Location: Bastia

Day 5 - 11 Oct 2021

Glacier - PAOLI GOURMET Artisan Glacier

Bastia, Glacier - PAOLI GOURMET Artisan Glacier

Content: After breakfast , we headed to Calavita’s rooftop to relax at the jacuzzi.

Location: San-Martino-di-Lota

Day 5 - 11 Oct 2021

Plage de la Marine de Pietranera

San-Martino-di-Lota, Plage de la Marine de Pietranera
San-Martino-di-Lota, Plage de la Marine de Pietranera
San-Martino-di-Lota, Plage de la Marine de Pietranera

Content: Then we headed to our nearest beach. The way to the beach was super pretty. We sunbathe there for sometime and then headed to the old town for lunch.

Location: Bastia

Day 5 - 11 Oct 2021

A Funtana

Bastia, A Funtana
Bastia, A Funtana

Content: We had lunch at A funtana. The restaurant was small but cozy. We were lucky to get an English menu there and the guy who took our order could speak some English, so it wasn’t that difficult. Food was good and we ordered coffee after that. If you want milk coffee, do not order cafe Latte in France. My friends were a little disappointed and then figured out that cafe au lait is what they should have ordered.

Location: Unknown

Day 5 - 11 Oct 2021

Plage de l'Arinella

Unknown, Plage de l'Arinella
Unknown, Plage de l'Arinella

Content: After lunch we drove to one of the best sandy beaches of Bastia. It took around 10 minutes to reach the beach. By that time the water was a little warmer and it wasn’t that windy. We swam and sunbathe there and it was amazing to just to lie down on a long and well-kept strip of white sand. We stayed there till sunset and then headed back to our hotel.

Location: Bastia

Day 5 - 11 Oct 2021

Café WHA!

Bastia, Café WHA!

Content: We had nice tapas at Cafe Wha! by the water near the old port. We chose to sit outside by the water, and I would recommend that. Food was delicious. The view of the old port, the lively atmosphere there made it an even better experience.

Location: Lucciana

Day 6 - 12 Oct 2021

Bastia Poretta Airport

Lucciana, Bastia Poretta Airport

Content: We had our flight back to Nice at 10 AM. We returned our car and went inside the airport.

Location: Nice

Day 6 - 12 Oct 2021

Nice Côte d'Azur Airport

Nice, Nice Côte d'Azur Airport

Content: We had 6 hours gap between our flights (Bastia to Nice and Nice to back home). We booked tickets with separate PNR as same PNR tickets costed way more than separate tickets) So, we took this opportunity to head to Nice old town to explore some places which we couldn’t till now. We our our bags at the airport lockers.

Place Garibaldi

Nice, Place Garibaldi

Content: We took the metro to Garibaldi- Nice’s oldest major gathering place.

Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate de Nice

Nice, Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate de Nice
Nice, Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate de Nice
Nice, Cathédrale Sainte-Réparate de Nice

Content: The cathedral is beautiful and worth visiting. We had been here on our first evening at Nice and this time during the day. The Cathedral looked beautiful both during the day and evening .

Centro storico di Nizza

Nice, Centro storico di Nizza
Nice, Centro storico di Nizza

Content: We strolled around the beautiful/ colorful streets of Nice old town and then ate at one of the restaurants in the old town. Then headed back to Nice Airport.