Nice // France

Steve and I made a really quick stop in Nice during our South of France trip over the summer.  We had just a few goals in mind.  First, pick up a rental car from Sixt, and boy did Sixt deliver!  We were upgraded from a go-cart to a flashy BMW 1 Series.  I'm not generally one to notice cars, but I will admit it, this vehicle was a treat.  The built-in GPS was pretty stellar too... although it took us about 30 minutes to figure out how to change the language from French to English, and somehow German creeped in along the way.  Task number 2: find coffee.  I was in the mood for a barista masterpiece in place of the ever popular machine creations over on that side of the water.  The barista masterpiece hunt was a fail, but we did manage to track down lattes that came in paper cups for take-away.  Genius.  Task number 3: find a bathroom.  Oops... I mean a "toilette".  We landed in a McDonalds, which was pretty sad and non-ideal all at the same time.  Globalization at its finest.  Anyhow, final task: explore the city on foot for a bit.  Beautiful pastel buildings line the streets and complement the ever-blue, sunny sky.  I've heard pretty nice things about this town so it's a bit of a bummer that we didn't spend more time here exploring, but we were anxious to get our butts up to the gorgeous area of Lac de Sainte-Croix and the picturesque town of RĂ©gusse.