French Riviera!

Today was the best day so far!  We met our incredible driver/guide Cecilia at the port in Cannes. The film festival is going on right now, so the city is filled with actors, producers, media, yachts, and paparazzi.  It is quite a scene! After Cannes, we drove along the sea to the peninsula and Antibes.  Antibes is an old city that still has its original stone walls.  We walked through the ramparts and down to the beach.  

I think Antibes has the clearest, bluest water we have ever seen.  We headed back through the walls, into the city center, and the old open air market.  

The fruit!  And the vegetables!  And the spices! So amazing.  And you can try everything in the place.  It was spectacular.  Our driver charmed her way into Billionare’s Row and we got to see the biggest yachts in the world.  

This one cost $400,000,000! 

From Antibes, we drove up into the mountains to visit St.Paul de Vence, a medieval village that has become one of the art capitals of the world.

We checked out a bunch of art galleries, and walked all through the city.  It is such a beautiful place.

Our final stop of the day was a last minute decision.  There is a small village that has a yearly violet festival, and they have shops and bakeries that sell all violet items, so once our guide heard Violet’s name, she had to take us there.  The village of Tourrettes sur Loup is way off the beaten path, no tourists at all, and it was our favorite place of the day.

We all had to try Violet ice cream, which is amazing.  We were so lucky to have such perfect weather and such fantatsic destinations today.  It couldn’t have been any better.  

© Knstrong 2013