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Nice….Apollo has Returned…Girls Avert your Eyes

Today we hit Nice. The Place de Massena is a must see, looked over from one side by Apollo on the Fontaine de Soleil. His statue was removed fairly recently in case it caused ‘moral disruption’ but was daringly reinstated

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Posted in - France, 2014 Autumn, Nice, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Antibes…Picasso and Napoleon

We are at Villeneuve-Loubet, a town on the ‘Bay of Angels’ halfway between Nice and Antibes. The site is a short walk (5 minutes) from the beach. Mavis is parked in Camping Hippodrome ( N 43.642186 E 7.137281). This is

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Posted in - France, Antibes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Villeneuve-Loubet

Cannes…Ginger and Fred

We are in Cannes…we arrived here on Monday and went out for a good nosh at the Golf Park Restaurant, to celebrate Nia’s birthday. We drove along the dramatic Côte d’Azur from Ste Maxime…only about 15 miles. We stopped for

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Posted in - France, 2014 Autumn, Cannes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Sainte Maxime…Do Sharks Live Here?

May be better not to swim here. We moved on from Ramatuelle to Sainte Maxime which is a small town on the Gulf of St Tropez. We stayed at a pretty basic aire (N 43.317154, E6.630549) next to a roundabout

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Posted in - France, 2014 Autumn, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Sainte Maxime

Ramatuelle…the sous chef is unleashed.

We are working our way along the coast of Provence. Maybe working isn’t the right word. Meandering. For two days we have been encamped on an aire at Ramatuelle, about 12 miles to the south of St Tropez, soaking up

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Posted in - France, 2013 Spring, 2014 Autumn, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Ramatuelle

Porquerolles…the Mexican Connection

On Thursday we took the ferry to Porquerolles, one of the Islands of Hyeres, just a mile or so offshore. The arrow is pointing at our campsite, a stones throw from the harbour. On the way over we chatted to

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Posted in - France, 2014 Autumn, Porquerolles, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur

Salt Pans at the Salin de Giraud

We cycled 13 miles across the salt pans today…perhaps that doesn’t sound much but for quite a lot of the time there was a serious headwind…the flamingos were flying backwards…it was hard work. And when the wind wasn’t dead ahead,

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Posted in - France, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Salin de Giraud

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