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Albert I Garden, Nice
The Albert I Garden (Jardin Albert 1er) is located between Avenue des Phoceens and Avenue de Verdun, just east of Hotel Le Meridien in the heart of the city of Nice. It is one of the largest and one of the most beautiful parks located in the heart of the city. It is certainly a favourite meeting place for the locals as there are many locals just sit down and relax in the park daily. A favourite attraction in the garden is certainly the imposing structure of the monument of Jardin Albert 1er. The monument is facing the beach and the waterfront.
Address: Avenue des Phoceens, Nice
Directions: Located between Avenue des Phoceens and Avenue de Verdun, just east of Hotel Le Meridien in the heart of the city of Nice.
Lovely nightview of the Promenade
The nightviews of Nice especially during the months of December and January are indeed beautiful when the city streets are brightly and beautifully lit up in the evening and at night for the festival season! The whole city looks like a fairyland on that occasion! On top of that beautiful and brightly decorated Christmas market is held annually in the city. You are able to purchase some Christmas products at a bargain!
Take the opportunity to visit the city of Nice in the months of December and January if you want to visit this lovely fairyland at night! Kindly flip through our photographs above to see the many beautiful night scenes in the various locations in the city of Nice!
Address: Promenade de Anglais, Nice
Directions: Most of the photographs above were taken at and around the Promenade de Anglais which is at the waterfront.
The flowers market at Cours Saleya in Nice
Cours Saleya is located in the heart of Nice just within a stone's throw from Promenade de Anglais and the Old Town. This is principally a colourful flowers market dealing mainly in fresh flowers. The colourful market opens from early in the morning until approximately 1.00 p.m. in the afternoon daily.
Cours Saleya is also a favourite meeting place for the locals. It is one of the major tourist attractions in the city of Nice. Fresh fruits, vegetables and meat such as fish, porks and chickens are also available in the market occasionally. Nevertheless small Italian souvenirs can be purchased at reasonable price at Cours Saleya compared to those of the other parts of the city. Don't forget to bring along your digital camera and camcorder with you when you visit Cours Saleya! The place is full of colour!
Address: Cours Saleya, Nice
Directions: Located just 100 meters from Promenade de Anglais in the heart of Nice.
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel
Arc de Triomphe du Carrousel is located at Place du Carrousel within a stone's throw from the famous Louvre Museum in the heart of the city of Paris. It is smaller than the Arc de Triomphe located at Champs-Elysées Avenue. This arch of triumph was erected by Emperor Napoleon I in 1808 to commemorate his victory in the war earlier. It was designed by Charles Percier and Pierre Leonard Fontaine. In fact it was a reproduction of the Arch of Septimius Severus in Rome. Nevertheless it is a lesser known tourist attraction in the city of Paris. We have not heard of this arch until we visited the Louvre Museum!
The arch is approximately 20 meters high, 23 meters wide and 7 meters deep. The central arch is 6 meters high with two smaller arches of 4 meters high on both sides. Eight Corinthian columns surround the arch which was constructed of rose marble. It certainly looks impressive from a distance with the pyramid structure of Louvre Museum in the background as depicted in our photograph above!
Address: Place du Carrousel, Paris
Directions: Located at Place du Carrousel within a stone's throw from the famous Louvre Museum in the heart of the city of Paris. Stop at Metro station: Paris Royal.
Space Mountain (De la Terre á la Lune) is located at Discoveryland inside Paris Disneyland on the outskirts of the city of Paris. Space Mountain is a thrilled roller coaster ride of journey through space in the dark based on Jules Verne's theme "From the Earth to the Moon". The ride at approximately 75 kilometers per hour takes approximately three minutes over a one kilometer length of track at a height of approximately 60 meters from the ground.
Space Mountain was designed by Tim Delaney of Walt Disney Imagineering. It was the first thrill ride to feature sound. Space Mountain was first opened to the public in 1995 at Paris Disneyland. However a new version of Space Mountain known as Space Mountain: Mission 2 was launched in 2005 at Paris Disneyland to attract more visitors to the park. Don't miss this wonderful and exciting thrill ride when you visit Disneyland in Paris!
Address: Disneyland, Paris
Directions: Located at Discoveryland inside Paris Disneyland.
Mark Twain River Cruise - Liberty Belle
Mark Twain Riverboat Cruise is located in the south of Big Thunder Mountain in Frontierland in Paris Disneyland. It was opened to the public in 1992. Visitors are taken for a riverboat ride in old fashioned paddle steamer of type known as sternwheeler circling the Big Thunder Mountain and the Wilderness Island along the Rivers of the Far West.
Along the way visitors will be able to see wildlifes, creature remains, cascading waterfalls, erupting greysers, caves etc. Most visitors have to stand on the riverboat to have a better view of the attractions. There are very few seats available in the riverboat. The roundtrip lasts approximately 15 minutes. This is certainly one of the best Disneyland's attractions that we have ever encountered!
Address: Disneyland, Paris
Directions: Located in the south of Big Thunder Mountain in Frontierland in Paris Disneyland.
Place de la Concorde
Place de la Concorde is located at the eastern end of Champs Élysées between Champs Élysées and Tuileries Gardens along the bank of River Seine in the heart of the city of Paris. It is one of the most beautiful squares in Paris and a popular tourist attraction. The square was formerly known as Place Louis X and was designed by Ange-Jacques Gabriel in 1755. The square covers a total area of approximately eight hectares. A gullotine was installed in the square for publc executions in the late 18th century.
An Egytian obelisk was erected in the center of the square in 1834. It was presented to King Charles X of France by Viceroy of Egypt. The 3,300 year old obelisk is made of red granite and is approximately 23 meters tall. It weighs approximately 250 metric tons. A beautifully-designed fountain is located nearby. Don't miss Place de la Concorde when you visit Paris for your vacation!
Address: Place de la Concorde, Paris
Directions: Located just several hundred meters from Champs Élysées in Central Paris. Take metro line 1 or 8 Concorde Station.
If you visit Cannes during the Christmas festival season from late November to early January, you will be witnessing beautiful and colourful Christmas lights brightly decorated all over this coastal Mediterranean city of Cannes. Christmas markets are held every year at the harbour at Boulevard de la Croisette between Palais des Festivals et des Congrés de Cannes and La Sequet Old Town. Entertainment for adults and children are also held at the markets. You may also do some Christmas shopping for foodstuffs, goodies, Christmas decorations and other items. Don't forget to bring along your cameras!
Address: Boulevard de la Croisette, Cannes
Directions: Located at the harbour at Boulevard de la Croisette between Palais des Festivals et des Congrés and La Sequet Old Town in Cannes.
Cannes is a lovely Mediterranean coastal city located at the French Riviera in south of France. It is situated approximately 30 kilometers west of Nice. It is even more beautiful during the Christmas festival season in the months of December and January when colourful Christmas lights brighten up the city.
La Sequet is located at the summit of a hill overlooking the bay and the harbour, approximately 150 meters west of Palais des Festivals et des Congrés de Cannes. It is a favourite meeting place for the locals. If you walk up the hill at La Sequet Old Town overlooking the harbour and the waterfront, you will be rewarded with a spectacular bird's eye view of the entire city of Cannes with its beautiful Promenade and the waterfront as depicted in our photographs above. Le Seqeut is a popular tourist attraction which attracts millions of local and foreign tourists every year. Don't miss La Sequet when you visit Cannes for your vacation!
Address: La Sequet Old Town, Cannes
Directions: Located at La Sequet Old Town approximately 150 meters west of Palais des Festivals et des Congrés de Cannes ing the harbour.
Yachts at the bay
Promenade de La Croisette (Avenue of the Little Cross) is one of the most famous streets in the world. It stretches along the shore of the Mediterranean Sea from the Palais des Festivals et des Congrés de Cannes to Port Canto and Palm Beach Casino. The promenade is approximately two kilometre long. It is quite similar to Promenade des Anglais in Nice.
The whole area is dotted with impressive cafés, bars and restaurants, luxurious international hotels, specialty shops and luxury apartments. Simply relax and take a leisurely walk down the promenade and look at some elegant yachts at the bay!
Address: Promenade de La Croisette, Cannes%s
Directions: Located along the shore of the Mediterranean Sea.
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