We wandered around Nice, France today. Here are some photos.
Formerly known as Saint Paul de Vence, Saint-Paul is located about 10 miles Northeast of Biot. It is a charming medieval fortified village perched on a narrow ridge between two deep valleys, and is one of the most intact medieval examples of the region, with much of the ramparts still there. It’s filled with art […]
Biot is a medieval village that is about 2500 years old. It sits on a hilltop only 4 ½ miles North of Antibes. Biot is currently renowned for its glass works, typically a clear or colored transparent glass with little bubbles. We visited a factory on the outskirts of the village, and watched glass blowers […]
Antibes is a resort town about 8 miles East of Cannes. It has the largest yacht marina (by total tonnage) on the Côte d’Azur, built in the 1960s on the site of a Roman harbor.
Cannes (almost 22 miles Southwest of Nice) is home of the famous annual film festival, but more importantly, it is home to several cardboard cutouts of famous people.* *See photos of us with Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta Jones, and Elvis!
Villefranche-sur-Mer (about 4 miles East of Nice) is a small town and commune in the Alpes-Maritimes département. Situated on the French Riviera, it has a population of just under 7,000.
Monte Carlo is the wealthiest of Monaco’s four quarters. It is known for its casinos, gambling, glamour, and for sightings of famous people. Monte Carlo is the most fabulous place we have ever visited.
The Principality of Monaco, more commonly known as Monaco, is a constitutional monarchy and city-state in Western Europe located along the French Riviera between the Mediterranean Sea and France (about 5 ½ miles East of Eze). It is one of six microstates located in Europe. Monaco is the world’s most densely populated country and second-smallest […]
We took a guided tour of the Fragonard Perfume Factory in Eze. We learned about the origin of perfume, the process of creating perfume, and the profession & art of being a “Nose.”
Eze (about 7 miles East of Nice) is a medieval village perched like an eagle’s nest on a narrow rocky peak overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. The ancient village is still crowned with the ruins of its 12th-century fortified castle (torn down in 1706). It is filled with narrow roads, archways, restored stone houses, ancient fountains, […]