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The French Riviera, France

Antibes and Nice

sunny 80 °F

We dipped back into France on the way to Spain to visit our friends Carmela and Charles and meet their son Rafael. We were greeted by the best hug ever (from Raf), amazing weather, waters warm enough to swim in and beaches that weren’t that crowded.

Carmela lives in Antibes, which is just south of Nice. It is famous for having what is known as the Billionaire's Port, containing some of the most expensive privately owned yachts in the world. We scooted around these boats and were stunned that no one seemed to mind us snooping around...

Antibes is situated perfectly for swimming and picnicking on the beach. We weren’t so impressed with the neighborhood on the peninsula where Hollywood stars have second homes they stay in for the Carnes Movie festival, but we dug the nearby mountain village and small cobbled streets.

In Nice, the Museum of Modern Art had an epic display of Yves Klein blue square paintings that we were pretty sure we could have painted, but there were also some very unique pieces including a gown made from plastic 2L bottles (ideas for the wedding!). Toting around town we noticed most folks drinking rosé wine at every meal so we decided that we were obligated to bring some quality stuff to Castel beach for a little picnic.

It was a short stay, but we had a great time catching up with Carmela and scooting around the beach town.

Posted by Robin-and-Kevin 00:38 Archived in France

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