July 13th 2017 (Day 66) 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.
Time to hit the road again.
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.
Horse racing circuit in Nice.
Sea-front in Cagnes-sur-Mer.
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.
View looking south-west from the promenade at Cagnes-sur-Mer.
Sign for the Nice city limit.
Cycle-way beside Nice airport.
Promenade des Anglais in Nice.
Parasailing off the beach in Nice.
Palais de la Mediterranee hotel in Nice.
There was quite a crowd at the # I_Love_Nice sculpture.
Corsica Ferries boat, the Mega Express Two.
Plan for a new tram-line to the port in Nice.
Two huge cruise boats parked up in a sheltered bay.
The cruise boats were anchored near Villefranche-sur-Mer.
Park in Beaulieu-sur-Mer.
Tunnel near Beaulieu-sur-Mer
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.
House in Cap d’Ail. I would guess this house is owned by a Russian billionaire.
Cap d’Ail harbour.
Apartment block being painted by an abseiler.
The abseiling team’s van.
Lots of traffic and cranes in Monaco.
Monaco harbour wasn’t as big as I expected it to be.
A selfie with Monaco harbour in the background.
A McLaren F1 outside the Mercedes dealership in Monaco.
Poster for the Herculis Athletics Meeting in the Stade Louis stadium in Monaco on Wednesday July 21st.
There were cranes everywhere in Monaco.
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.
A beach between Monaco and Rocquebrune-Cap-Martin.
The sign says “Menton, the pearl of France is happy to greet you”.
Sign for Meton city centre.
The Casino on the sea-front in Menton. The Menton Casino is the traditional start-point for the Route des Grandes Alpes.
Menton skyline with the Cote d’Azur in the distance.