Hotel La Fiancee du Pirate
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We met the girls in Cabanas at 8:15 so we could be in Fathoms at 9:00 for our excursion.
In Villefranche, we have to tender to get to the shore so, after checking in, we were led down to deck 1 and boarded a small boat that took us to the dock. We me our guide for the day who took us to our bus and off we were.
Villefranche is a small town that was established sometime in the 1600s and was an important fortress for defending the ...
... 30 minutes. The train is a better option to get here once you arrive in Villefranche, but its tougher to get to in Nice, so its a "pick your poison". Since we took the bus, its a long trip down hill to the beach and harbor, but dang! its beautiful!
Its getting hot by the time we get to the beach, and of course...there are zero amenities on the beach except for 1 small snack shop. Time to open an umbrella and lounge chair rental place ...
... br> Walking a bit further we visited the Cathedral of Monaco where Princess Grace and centuries of other Grimaldis are buried. Another short walk took us to the Aquarium. Built by Albert I, it was directed by Jacques Cousteau for 32 years. The Aquarium is undergoing some renovation but what we could see was very entertaining.
With so much of Monaco yet to see, we decided to return the next day to focus ...
... last night we talked about all the things we love about Provence and the Riviera: - rose and Cotes du Rhone - fresh croissants in the morning - St Agur creme - the colour of the buildings, pink, yellow, orange and turquoise shutters - 600 year old houses with modern interiors - the perched villages - the tiny restaurants with owners who treat you so nicely - the flower markets and the weekly markets with the ...
Took a day off sightseeing in Nice... My plan was to just lay on the beach, eat ice cream and relax, but I couldn't do it.. I was on the beach for a while actually, and managed to get sunburned. Quite impressing than I'm sunburned in April, never thought that would happen.. But then I had to do something, and found my self a museum of modern art. Loved it of cause, and it was more vacation for me than to ...