Tuesday Sept 8, 2014: Nice to Vence...to St. Paul du VenceFlew into Nice and jumped on a bus to Vence.
Dropped bags and checked into hotel: Auberge des Seigneurs
We loved the authenticity of this hotel. The room was furnished with antiques and it had a cozy restaurant. Highly recommend it.
|Auberge des Seigneurs: Vence|
|Armoire in our room|
|View from our room|
This scenic, hilltop village lives on a vast rolling landscape. Take your time to wander through the old stoned streets with chatty sidewalk cafes, try the local wines and wares, appreciate the art, linger around the fountains and simply take it all in. A cultural feast:http://www.beyond.fr/villages/st-paul-de-vence-provence-france.html
|Hike to St. Paul du Vence|
|St. Paul du Vence|
Then we hiked back to Vence for Dinner and explored the town.
|We had dinner and breakfast in the hotel restaurant|
Wednesday Sept 9, 2014: Vence to Ville-Franche-Sur-Mer
We packed up and took a bus to Ville-Franche-Sur-Mer. We stayed the remaining 2 nights here and day-tripped out and back.
Set just beside Nice, Villefranche has a little town feel, with its small fisherman's port lined with cafes and local restaurants. The streets of the town have a distinct medieval flair, especially its 14th century rue obscure, a covered and vaulted street, dimly lit, haunting and majestic in design.
We were short on time so we ended up taking a bus to Eze and Hiking down only...It was still a challenging hike...take plenty of water.
Hike up to Eze:
Sleep Donkey Paths with breathtaking views which will certainly work up your appetite.
Simply the most charming medieval village on the Riviera. This 12th century fortified area navigates
Hike down from Eze:
Explored Ville-Franche-Sur-Mer and Area
|The Nietzsche Trail: Hike Down to Eze Sur Mer|
|Our Favorite Bar in Eze Sur Mer: ANJUNA|
Right on the Coast where Yachts were moored...and would be brought in by dinghies for lunch/dinner and supplies
|Ville Franche Sur Mer|
|Ville Franche Sur Mer|
Thursday Sept. 10th, 2017
Spent the day renting bikes and riding around the coast of Ville Franche Sur Mer and Areas. Even went back to our favorite bar on the water and the beach on the way back. The water was so clear that we could see sunken boats right through the water. Beautiful bike bath all along the coast and in and amongst the mansions.
|a little chilled Rose|
|Back to our favorite Bar on the Coast at Eze Sur Mer: Anjuna|
|took a little dip in his skiveys|
|back to the bikes...|