Day 14: Provencal Tour in Nice, France

August 30, 2009

We were picked up at the hotel at 9 in the morning and we joined an Australian couple and 3 Italian ladies for this Provencal tour. We first went to St Paul Vence, the village of artists. It was really really awesome. The village was once a haven for artists such as Picasso. I loved it and it was the best village we visited for this whole trip. There were lots of small shops offering paintings, sculptures and all other contemporary arts made by present artists. It’s a must-see if you’re in Nice.

Next we went to Tourettes, the village of violets. It’s famous for the jam and icecream made out of the flower called violet which was abundant in this area.

Then we went to Gourdon, the village on top of the mountain (literally). It was 800m from sea-level and the road going there was steep and curvy, but once you reach the place – the dizziness you felt will be all worth-it. :p We had lunch at an outdoor restaurant and had lamb chops. Yum Yum! It cost us 25 euro per meal.

Then we headed to Grasse famous for their perfume factory – Fragonard. It was museum/perfume store where they showed us how to make a perfume. It was an interesting visit, specially for perfume-addict like I am.

Then off to Cannes, the place where the yearly film festival is being held was a total disappointment but the beach……… WHAT A BEACH!!!!!! You gotta see it to believe it. There were nude people getting tanned on the shore, haha! I told the tour guide that I will just meet them somewhere while I explore the streets of Cannes. It was lovely! Highly recommendable place to visit.

We then had a passing-by tour of Antibes where Picasso once lived then back to Nice again. Too tired to even have dinner I slept straight away.

Lou Messugo

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  • Reply Carolyne Kauser-Abbott November 18, 2015 at 00:32

    Lovely photos!

  • Reply Danielle - Living in Sin November 8, 2015 at 18:20

    You missed dinner in Nice? What a shame! Next time head over to my blog for some restaurant ideas for Nice 🙂
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High November 11, 2015 at 08:57

      I would definitely want to go back to Nice hopefully soon. Stay there for a longer time too. 🙂

  • Reply Girl Gone Gallic November 5, 2015 at 20:46

    Did you know they actually have to bring in all that sand??? Otherwise, it would just be galets – those little annoying rocks that are unpleasant to lay on 🙁

    • Reply Pinay Flying High November 7, 2015 at 14:30

      Really? I didn’t know that! I did notice the difference of the beach in Nice and Cannes. The one is Nice is pebbly which actually is my preference. Lol.

  • Reply Phoebe @ Lou Messugo November 5, 2015 at 14:11

    Oh gosh, no need to publish my last comment, thanks so much for linking up to #AllAboutFrance!!
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  • Reply Phoebe @ Lou Messugo November 2, 2015 at 13:55

    I just clicked through to this having found your 12 favourite old towns linked up to #mondayescapes. I’m happy to see all these places here as they are all just 20 minutes from where I live and I agree with you that St Paul is a very special place. You might like to know though that it’s not Toulettes but Tourettes. Even though this is years old you’d be very welcome to link it or any other post on France to my monthly linky #AllAboutFrance which opens this Thursday. I hope to see you there!
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    • Reply Pinay Flying High November 2, 2015 at 13:58

      You live 20 minutes away from all these places? I am sooo jealous!
      Thank you for the correction, I’ll edit the post.
      And I’m definitely linking this up with your blog on Thursday. 🙂

  • Reply pawa31 January 19, 2012 at 04:25

    Your photos are really beautiful

    • Reply Pinay Flying High January 19, 2012 at 08:48

      Oh how I wish I already have an iphone then when I went there. I could’ve taken more photos. Who knows, maybe I’ll go back. 🙂

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