Nice Sights

April 22, 2010 We walked and walked. (Sorry, my photos look duller and less colourful on the blog than in iPhoto; I don't know why that is.)

The beach on Baie des Anges:

Some restaurants sit beachside along the Quai des Etats-Unis, but it was too cool and windy for most I suppose.

Locals line up and lunch or read the newspaper in silence:

Many residences look like this, steep stone drives, bright hues, shutter windows, laundry strewn over wee balconies, a flower box here and there...

Skinny buildings like this are more common than you might think.

On to the eats! I almost gave Papayou a post of its own. It was that good.

The secret to a great green salad in Europe, it seems, is a mix of fresh greens (sometimes herbs too) and a high quality olive oil. Our salad had a boost by way of grilled goat cheese, olive tapénade, cherry tomatoes and chives.

We chanced upon Papayou Restaurant during our search for a quiet spot away from tourists and filled to capacity squares. Papayou is on Rue de la Prefecture across the alley from a distillery.

Wild Mushroom Risotto with parmesan cheese and balsamic vinegar reduction. Our server chose the wine and Columbard Ugni Blanc became a new favourite by the second sip.

A sweet finale: delectable creme brulee.

Yeah, I think we'll leave this post with the sweet stuff.