Hotel La Bellaudiere
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Today we packed up all of our gear into Reggie and began the trip to France. We've decided to stay in Grasse in Provence, as it's not too far from Biassa (4.5 hours) and we can use it as a starting point to find some lavender fields and visit the Camargue. Grasse is a very famous town in France as it is the World's Perfume capital. Apparently two third of France's natural 'aromas' that are used in flavourings and perfumes are made here and lots of 'noses' (Les Nez) have been ...
... Running to catch the bus with Sarka in the morning and barely making the last night bus to get home.
*Public transportation...buses, trams, trains.
*Walking, walking, walking, especially around the winding, enchanting streets.
*Sitting in a cafe. Talking and getting to know people. Sharing cultural experiences.
*The food. Danielle was a very good cook ...
... to Paris. Obviously she was only allowed to die in Paris. Queen Victoria used to spend her summer breaks in Grasse and had a small castle on the hill in Grasse.
The International Perfumery Museum is a must see and gives you a good insight of the perfume history manufacturing in the area, including the history of the special Jasmin they used to grow in the region. The Jasmin grown in this region was very much sought after in ...
... stores. The beach was not as good as Nice's so we spent the day wondering around and then returned back to Nice.
Monaco on the other hand was much better, we got there early in the morning, went for a quick walk down to the Casino which wasn't opening till later in the day so we hightailed it up to the Palace to watch the changing of the guards. It was funny to see the difference between the Monaco and the London changing of the guards. In London ...
The service unusually was very efficient and we had to actually slow it down ourselves otherwise it could even have felt slightly rushed which is not the norm in France.
We wandered happily to the fountain and sat for awhile in the shade. Very soon peace was disturbed by groups of local schoolchildren on some sort of treasure hunt with their
teachers. French schoolchildren are so well behaved and at one point a group came rushing up to us and very ...
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- Free parking