05.26.050 - Nice

Exploring Nice Old Town

The Old Town area of Nice was my favourite part of the city – a maze of narrow streets, red tiled roofs and Italianate facades, it looks like it has hardly changed for centuries. Strolling around and soaking up the atmosphere in this part of the city is an absolute delight. Laundry hangs from windows and…

05.26.036 - Nice

Seaside Strolling in Nice

A stroll by the sea along the Promenade des Anglais in Nice is one of the things they say you have to do. Not arguing with conventional wisdom, we hopped off our hop on/off tour bus at this point, found a bench and just sat for a while looking over the beach and watching the…

05.26.006 - Nice

Hopping On And Off Around Nice

Nice, the largest city on this stretch of coast and known as “The Queen of the Riviera” is the 5th largest city in France. Having been before and done all my pre-trip research I was well aware of its reputation for superb culture, shopping, eating and drinking mixed with crime, graffiti and horrendous traffic. I…

05.25.093 - Mougins

Exploring Mougins

Recommended by the lady who owned our holiday apartment, we had not heard of Mougins and were surprised to find it was just five miles north of Cannes. She recommended a visit, we took the advice and found like so many other places just slightly away from the Riviera coast, it felt like a different world. We…

05.25.073 - Tourettes sur Loup

Exploring Tourettes sur Loup

Our final stop on the Gorges du Loup explorations and it was definitely a case of saving the best for last – Tourettes sur Loup. Such a gorgeous little place, perched 1,300 feet up with sheer drops all around it is stunning even as you approach and we all were completely in agreement that the…

05.25.069 - Confiserie Florian

Exploring the Gorges du Loup

Heading out of Grasse we decided not to return to the coast but to drive into the hills further and explore the Gorges du Loup – first destination being the hilltop village of Gourdon. Spectacular scenery, the village is perched atop a cliff with rocky mountains all around. Great views from this little place, we…

05.25.039 - Grasse

Exploring Grasse And The Perfume Museum

After learning about perfume production at Fragonard we carried on into the medieval old town of Grasse. I had read some quite negative reviews on Tripadvisor so we weren’t expecting much but ended up all agreeing it was totally charming. The town has several perfume museums, we opted to visit the Musee International de la…