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Nice, France


Here we have to mention QUERALBS, a small village (population of 300 people) on the mountains of Catalonia. We visited this picturesque little village on our way to Andorra. All houses are made of stones and the streets are cobbled. We were really in the middle of nowhere, very quiet and really gorgeous place to visit!!

Στο δρομο προς Ανδορρα, μετα τη Βαρκελωνη, ξεχασαμε να αναφερουμε οτι ειχαμε παει σε ενα καταλανικο χωριουδακι πανω στα Πυρηναια. 300 ατομα κατοικοι!!! Παρα πολυ γραφικο μερος της Ισπανιας (Καταλωνιας), με ωραια θεα!

In France, we stopped in Carcassone, a small touristic city in south France, with a prestigious castle standing on the hill (we didnt enter it). It looked a great place to stay, judging from the 3 hours we spent there!

Μερικες φωτος απο Carcassone, τουριστικο μερος, δυστυχως δεν ειχαμε χρονο να παμε στο καστρο, το οποιο πραγματι φαινοταν εντυπωσιακο. Ειχαμε αλλες 4-5 ωρες οδηγημα μεχρι την Nice...

Then we headed for Nikaia (now known as Nice), in South-eastern France. It took its name from ancient Greeks who had founded the city.

There still were people trying to sunbathe, in late September!!! Anyway, we visited the Laskaris music instrument museum. Funny experimental musical instruments were exhibited and also some of the palace's original furniture was there.

Η Νικαια, στην Γαλλικη Ριβιερα, ειναι πολυ ομορφο μερος. Ολη η περιοχη εκει στα νοτιοανατολικα της Γαλλιας πρεπει να ειναι πανεμορφη, κρινοντας απο τις ματιες που ριχναμε απο το αμαξι.

Στο μουσειο Laskaris (καμια σχεση με την Λασκαρη):

(πειραματικο οργανο "αρπα-βιολι")

We of course walked up the hill where a few hundred years ago they created a waterfall (from water diverted from a nearby canal)!!!! Outstanding views of all sides of the city from up there!!!

Ο καταρρακτης αυτος στο λοφο της Νικαιας ειναι τεχνητος, με την εννοια οτι παιρνει νερο απο ενα κοντινο καναλι! Τον εφτιαξαν 100-200 χρονια πριν!! Απο ψηλα εχει πολυ ομορφη θεα της πολης!

We also dared to visit the modern art museum (it was free!). Haha, it was HARD to understand the meaning of STONES forming circles on the floor!!!!

Πηγαμε (τζαμπε) σε μουσειο μοντερνας τεχνης. Εκτος απο πετρες στο πατωμα που σχηματιζαν κυκλους (!!!) ειχε και εναν "πινακα ζωγραφικης" που προφανως καποιος τεμπελης αρχισε να μουντζωνει με λασπη. Παρε και 2 μουντζες απο μενα:

More Nikaia photos:

FRENCH ARE SUPPOSED TO BE SNOBBISH WITH THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE. TO PUT THINGS RIGHT, THEY WERE NOT. THEY ALL KNEW ENGLISH AND THEY ALL TALKED TO US IN ENGLISH. CONTRARY TO SPANISH, WHO EVEN THIS 1% THAT KNEW ENGLISH, THEY WOULD ALWAYS REPLY TO US IN SPANISH...

permalink written by  ManosGeorgia on September 19, 2008 from Nice, France
from the travel blog: Europe trip 2008
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