July 13th 2017 – Nice to Menton – Nice to meet you, Nice as I cycle along the Cote d’Azur to Monaco

Today’s featured image shows the # I_Love_Nice sculpture on the sea-front in Nice. I passed through the city almost a year to the day after the ISIS terrorist attack in which over 80 people were mowed down by a truck on Bastille Day.  I don’t know if this sculpture was erected since that attack but it certainly is a hit judging by the number of tourists gathered around it and taking photos of it.

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Time to hit the road again.

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Total distance cycled Thursday July 13th from Nice to Menton – 50 km (includes 1,400 m of climbing). Total distance cycled so far on 2017 Tour de Travoy – 4,075 km.

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Horse racing circuit in Nice.

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Sea-front in Cagnes-sur-Mer.

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Myself and Travoy on the promenade at Cagnes-sur-Mer. The man in the pink T-shirt in the previous photo kindly offered to take a photo of me and Travoy.

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View looking south-west from the promenade at Cagnes-sur-Mer.

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Sign for the Nice city limit.

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Cycle-way beside Nice airport.

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Promenade des Anglais in Nice.

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Parasailing off the beach in Nice.

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Palais de la Mediterranee hotel in Nice.

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There was quite a crowd at the # I_Love_Nice sculpture.

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Nice harbour.

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Corsica Ferries boat, the Mega Express Two.

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Plan for a new tram-line to the port in Nice.

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Two huge cruise boats parked up in a sheltered bay.

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The cruise boats were anchored near Villefranche-sur-Mer.

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Villefranche-sur-Mer harbour.

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Park in Beaulieu-sur-Mer.

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Tunnel near Beaulieu-sur-Mer

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The village of Eze with the famous Col d’Eze in the background. The Col d’Eze often features in the Paris-Nice cycle race and between 1981-1988, the time trial up to the Col d’Eze was won every year by either Sean Kelly or Stephan Roche.

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Cap d’Ail.

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House in Cap d’Ail. I would guess this house is owned by a Russian billionaire.

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Cap d’Ail harbour.

 

Apartment block being painted by an abseiler.

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The abseiling team’s van.

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Lots of traffic and cranes in Monaco.

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Monaco harbour wasn’t as big as I expected it to be. 

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A selfie with Monaco harbour in the background.

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A McLaren F1 outside the Mercedes dealership in Monaco.

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Poster for the Herculis Athletics Meeting in the Stade Louis stadium in Monaco on Wednesday July 21st.

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There were cranes everywhere in Monaco.

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A Rolls Royce. Porsche Panamera and a Maserati cabriolet parked side by side in the car-park of the Monte Carlo Country Club.

 

The Avenue Princess Grace is not very befitting of the Hollywood actress turned Princess, Grace Kelly.

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A beach between Monaco and Rocquebrune-Cap-Martin.

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Rocquebrune-Cap-Martin.

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The sign says “Menton, the pearl of France is happy to greet you”.

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Sign for Meton city centre.

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The Casino on the sea-front in Menton. The Menton Casino is the traditional start-point for the Route des Grandes Alpes.

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Menton skyline with the Cote d’Azur in the distance.

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