Postcard from Old Nice

Postcard from Old Nice

I have a love/hate relationship with Old Nice: the winding network of cobbled streets and vividly-colored shutters are crowded with terrace tables and slow-walking tourists. For seven months, I lived on the edge of Place Garibaldi: overlooking the sloping roofs of Old Nice, but not quite in the hustle and bustle (or as English-speaking expats referred to the very small world, the fish bowl) of the vieille ville.

Heart detail in a shutter in Old Nice, French Riviera, France

So while my favorite thing to do in Nice might be to lie on the beach, wandering through the Old Town might be a close second. Returning to my favorite flavors at Fenocchio, hiking up la colline du chateau, noticing the clotheslines and shutter details and art galleries: the squares might be crowded, but turn down a quiet alley for a peek into the daily life of the Niçoise.

Place Garibaldi in the sunshine in Nice, French Riviera, France

Streets of Old Nice in French Riviera, France

Laundry hanging outside home in Old Nice, French Riviera, France

View of the rooftops and windows in Old Nice, French Riviera, France

Place Massena in Old Nice, French Riviera, France

Fenocchio ice cream in Place Rossetti, Old Nice, French Riviera, France

What’s your favorite photo of Old Nice? 

  • Neha

    Gorgeous shots!

  • Such gorgeous colors!  I like the rooftops and windows one…though I could really go for that ice cream cone right now.  Yum.

  • My favorite is the stairway and buildings.

  • How are the prices?

  • I love windows and doors so the vibrance of the first is my favourite.

  • camorose

    Thank you! One of my favorite cities to photograph 🙂

  • camorose

    That was the view I woke up to every morning when I lived in Nice–absolutely killer!

  • camorose

    One of my favorite areas of town 🙂

  • camorose

    Less expensive than Cannes or Monaco, but it’s still Western Europe on the Mediterranean–so certainly not cheap!

  • camorose

    Such a good window–would love to have shutters like that on my house one day!

  • Jesse Weinberg

    nice pics

  • Malin Lundberg Mueller

    Love your images, used to live there too, just on the border, Blvd Jean Jaures…

  • camorose


  • camorose

    I lived on Blvd Jean Jaures too! Right by Place Garibaldi–the best!

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