So after Paris ravaged us, we slept on the TGV down to
Cannes, and spent the next 5 days based at La Campanette, that idyllic house
I stayed at last year in the hills behind Cannes. It sleeps 12 and the
owners have decided to rent it more regularly, so if you like the idea, let
This is La
Campanette and La Pitchoune (actually two houses joined together).
There is a pool just beside them too.
Just so you
know we were slumming it, this is all we had for breakfast every day.
Almond croissants (from the boulangerie near the roundabout, not the one
near the Super U), chocolate croissants and chocolate twists. I think
I'm hungry now.......
So this is the
south of France right? We visited Gourdon, the perfume village un a
mountain, and it snowed! The day before June and it snowed. If
we knew who to ask for our money back, we would have. Mind you, 3 days
later it was 32C/90F and the snow was gone.
Gonzalo whiling away the time doing emails. This had to be after
midday (since that was when Gonzalo got up).
touristy in the glass blowing village of Biot. Lunch there was
excellent, served by guys who looked like they were from the French Rugby
team. We stayed for extra coffees................
Gonzalo in Valbonne. See no snow, it was hot now.
Gloria and Gerry (right side) in Ventamiglia, just across the border from
France. Cafe creme changed to cafe late, but it was exactly the
same. As those of you know who have traveled to Europe, the coffee is
to die for.
after a little shopping spree in the main street, at the markets, and
anywhere else we could find.
Back to Nice
on the Saturday then, and guess what was on other than Gay Pride. So
we joined the very non international crowd and tried to not look like
tourists. Who can forget the diablo shirt, the tall blond hunka hunka,
and many others.
My arty pics,
the Nice Opera.
And a Nice
monument to someone famous, not Italian though I think. That is
actually Mark at the bottom, I was trying to get moving and still.
4/10 I think.
Mark and Sam
on our last day, in Nice before flying back to Paris and then home the next
day. The best weather of course was the day we left. I think
that is my fault as it always happens to me.
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