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, it was truly awesome! I loved it and it was the best village we went into 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 cum 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.