Hotel La Grande Bastide
Travel Blogs from St-Paul-de-Vence
We had a lovely breakfast with Liz and Joe before heading off towards the coast, the Mediterrean. It was to be a long drive today as we wanted to get across the bottom of France to Nice and have a few days there. We stopped off at the town of Sete along the way, a nice little town built on a port. Reminded me a bit of Honfleur but warmer! Heaps of …
... hopeful it was good enough for a podium finish. We watched the next 3 teams with intense interest, when the last team went across the line and it was confirmed GreenEDGE had won the trial and would now hold the yellow jersey the whole tent erupted. The atmosphere was just amazing and I feel very blessed to have been there, it was an afternoon I will remember for the rest of my life.
More to follow in the next installment.
... of the towns we were to visit, Manorola. We walked down the steep slope to the town . On the hillsides all around us were the terraces that make this place unique. All vines and produce are grown on terraces cut from the sides of the cliffs which slope down to the sea. An amazing sight and back breaking work for the farmers who tend them.
Manorolo is a quaint town with pretty houses, many two or three stories to compensate for the slope of ...
... town squares and cafes everywhere.
We walked along the promenade quite a way- heaps of people out walking, jogging, cycling. Amazing view out over the Mediterranean Sea, although no sand on the beach, just small grey pebbles.
Back in the car we drove on towards Antibes and Cannes. The Nice airport runs right along the beach front- with many small private jets parked along the fence! ...
... storm quickly encroached, and it wasn’t long before big fat raindrops were falling on our heads and sandaled feet. We quickly pulled our rain jackets out and carried on our trek. A wonderful thing happened when it started to rain - all of the tourists disappeared! It was as if they melted when the raindrops hit them! So we had a fine old town exploring the streets without the milling hoards, and we would occasionally see a ...
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- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed