That’s right, I went back to Mont Boron! I hadn’t gone up the hill with beautiful views overlooking Nice since back in October. I guess like with my two visits to Villefranche, it needed revisited before I left! I considered putting the pictures from the day in with my Haut-de-Cagnes post, but I decided two short-and-sweet ones would be nice after my massive post about Toulouse 🙂
One warm and sunny day Sam (Notice a pattern? He’s a good friend, haha) and I decided to go up to Mont Boron, since I had never seen the fortress up there. Honestly it’s not much to look at, but the views of the city below are AMAZING. I miiight have amped up the color a little too much on some of these pictures, but they’re just so pretty!
It seems that things have come full circle; back in October I went to Villefranche with some of my friends, but we didn’t do much other than sit on the beach and get gelato. Well one of the teachers at my school told me about a few cool things there, so I decided to check it out! I actually went the same week that I went to Parc Phoenix; I had a particularly light class load that week and the weather was great, so I took advantage of it! Plus my handy little list has been keeping me motivated.
The first place I went was the Citadel, which is a 16th century fortress that’s open to visitors. Honestly I was kind of confused by it–I wasn’t sure if I was missing something, since it was mostly open and outside–but there were a few small museums and such, so I guess that was it. I was kinda underwhelmed, but it was cool to see the old stone walls, the green grass, and the abundant flowers.
One Sunday, my friends and I decided to take a quick trip to the town right next to Nice, Villefranche-sur-Mer. We hopped on the train for about a five minute trip, then just sat on the beach for a few hours. We got ice cream and headed back right as it started to rain! It was the first time it’s rained since I’ve been here, other than a drizzle on my first full day in town- the day I spent in bed with a cold.
Some photos from the day!
Me and Sam on the train.