Driving The Grande Corniche

After Eze we got back on the Moyenne Corniche and followed the road all the way to Menton on the Italian border. It looked like a pretty little place but we opted not to stop again quite so soon and sought out signs for the Grande Corniche. Not so easy to find. After a false…

The Gorgeous Gardens of Eze

Climbing to the very top of the village of Eze involves plenty of steps and a bit of sweating, huffing and puffing thrown in for good measure. It is most definitely worth it. The streets and alleyways are lovely but right at the peak is the piece de resistance – the Jardin Exotique or Botanical…

Exploring Eze

We approached Eze driving along the Moyenne Corniche. What a gorgeous place – we’d seen plenty of villages and vistas that fitted that description on this trip but Eze was right up there with the best of them. Spectacular from the first glimpse it sits on a rocky outcrop at 1,300 feet above the sparkling…

Driving The Moyenne Corniche

Our last full day on the Cote d’Azur, we packed a picnic, left Cannes and headed off to explore and drive along the spectacular coast road known as the Moyenne Corniche. There is absolutely no better way to appreciate the natural beauty and diverse character of this place than by driving one of the coast…

Treetop Fun at Le Bois des Lutins

What a great find this place was. Son picked up a leaflet when we were out and about, they had him at the first picture and he lobbied hard for a visit. Not in our plans and having found nothing about it in my pre-planning trawls of the internet, Husband and I agreed it looked…

Exploring St Paul de Vence

Just ten minutes drive from Vence is the equally gorgeous but far more touristy St Paul de Vence. Tourists flock here and crowds are so not my thing but I have to say, despite all this the ancient charm of St Paul de Vence is not lost in any way. This is a gem, surely…

Exploring Vence

We were heading to St Paul de Vence later in the day but decided first to make a stop en route in the smaller and less well known little town of Vence – a good call. Just an easy thirty minute drive from Cannes, it was just¬†gorgeous. We all loved this old town, nestled in…

Bird’s Eye View of Nice

Having explored all the nooks and crannies of the Old Town in Nice we passed some lovely fishermen’s cottages and made our way to the Colline du Chateau. This is right at the eastern end of the Promenade des Anglais, once a fortified bastion but now (I read) the perfect place to see Nice from…

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…

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…