Category Archives: France – Cote d’Azur – Alps Maritimes

Menton

Friday and Saturday, Oct. 10 – 11, 2014 – We arrived in Menton, our last port on the French Riviera.  It is only 700 yards from the Italian border and Menton feels very Italian with lots of pizza restaurants and … Continue reading

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Monaco

Wednesday and Thursday, Oct. 8 – 9, 2014 – Monaco had been on our Mediterranean bucket list and here we were.  Our slip at the marina was just below the castle.  Not bad.  Like other cities on the Med, the … Continue reading

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The Hills are Alive

Monday, Oct. 6, 2014 –   We had heard about the Train des Pines (Pine Cone Train), a narrow gauge track train that travels from Nice north into the French Alps through the sparsely populated back country.  It sounded majestic … Continue reading

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Nice is nice

Oct. 3 – 5, 2014 – The key towns along this part of the coast are very close together.  The distance from Antibes to Villefrance is less than ten miles.  From here Monaco is only six miles east and the … Continue reading

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Where’s France?

Sept. 29 – Oct. 1, 2014 We wandered around the village of Juan les Pins, located on the west side of Cap d’Antibes.  It seemed like a well-kept secret.  It is a pleasant upscale village with lots of shopping opportunities … Continue reading

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Classy Classics

Saturday/Sunday, Sept 27 – 28, 2014 — We dinghied in to the marina to discover the Cannes Classic Boat Regatta was in full swing and the crews were getting ready to head out for a race.  What an exciting time … Continue reading

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Everyone is a Moviestar

Thursday/Friday, Sept 25 – 26, 2014 — The water is still 81 degrees this late in September.  The summer season here is coming to an end.  The shops now show winter clothing and the swimsuits and sandals are on sale.  … Continue reading

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