on October 27, 2000
The Boulevard des Anglais is the main drag that runs along the water in Nice. It is the logical equivalent of the boardwalk at many seaside resorts, and is used to promenade. You will find many people strolling along at all hours of the night and day, and many of the city's activities are centered here as well.
On our promenade, in addition to the usual sights (you know, beachy kind of stuff), we came across a parking lot full of souped-up road cars that were on display in preparation for the 'Ville de Nice' road race. We weren't able to stay and enjoy the race, but I was horrified when we figured out what some of the stuff written on the cars was for. Each of the front doors, driver's and passenger's side, had a name on it (presumably the name of the driver and the navigator); the horrifying part was that their blood types were also painted on the door, beneath their names! Hopefully, an unnecessary precaution...
Anyway, if you are in Nice, you must got for a stroll down the Promenade des Anglais--it is, after all, the thing to do!
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