Hotel Villa Vauban
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Experiencing the diversity and similarities between all beaches seems like a life lesson about embracing differences in all walks of life. We walk to the beach here in Cagnes-sur-mer just about everyday whether we're running along the promenade, searching for sea-glass, buying produce or bread from the boulangerie. The irony here is that we also take road trips to the beach! The highlight of these trips is also just how gorgeous the Mediterranean looks that day - but don't we see the ...
... of Monaco where the Palace and Cathedral are. There is also a Maritime Museum (which we didn't go to)and a park as well as homes and shops.
Our guide took us around the rock and then gave us about 30 minutes of free time. We picked up a souvenir and then went to the cathedral.
We got back on the bus and headed to Monte Carlo. We drove along the formula 1 track before arriving near the famous casino of Monaco. The Casino was built as ...
... tap out too and held back into Old Villefranche for a nice lunch on the docks. Heather ordered some pasta Arbarita (sp?) which turned out to have a nice spice to it...first spicy thing we've seen so far.
For the return trip up the hill back to the bus station, we decide to take the direct route in lieu of the winding roads we took on the way down, which entails about 200 steps with me carrying the backpack and MD sitting in her ...
... This church is dedicated to St. Rita, the patron saint of desperate causes. Forgive me, but I almost laughed out loud when I saw this arm sticking out of the pulpit and holding a crucifix.
Regaining composure we ventured back onto the narrow pedestrian lanes. This is probably the most “Italian” area in France and the Place Rossetti is its crown jewel. Colorful umbrellas frame a fountain in ...
A cloudy day and a few drops of rain this morning, but we walked to the market which is on Wednesdays and Saturday mornings here. Will have to remember that they do beautiful roasted chickens here with potatoes roasting underneath to catch all the drippings. We bought some nice appetizers for our happy hour.
We visited the St Pierre Chapel which was restored by Jean Cocteau, a beloved man in this area. He painted the inside of the chapel with bible scenes relating to St Peter, ...