Cycling along the seafront, along the splendid Promenade des Anglais in Nice, looking out across the dazzling azure sea, is one of our favourite family activities. No longer do we have to faff around fixing the bike rack to the car to load up our own bikes, we simply rent a vélo bleu. Vélo bleu, quite literally blue bike, is the name given to the city’s public bike share scheme, along the lines of Velib’ in Paris and “Boris bikes” in London. While they may technically be Nice’s bikes, the network extends as far as St Laurent du Var and Cagnes sur Mer, which makes it even more convenient for us to use as we don’t have to drive into Nice to start our bike ride. Here's a map which shows all the bike stands.