Cannes, St Paul de Vence then Nice and Au Revoir, Richard and Rene


Welcome to Cannes

The last two days have been fervid, from a great dinner Wednesday night in Suquet, the old quarter of Cannes. We dined at Le Marais, which was worth the walk up the hill past all the other restaurants and cafes.

Yesterday, we decided to visit the hills and drove to Vence, had a coffee, then strolled through the Old Town and drove down the hill to St Paul de Vence for a lovely lunch of fish soup and salad.

Lunch at St Paul de Vence

The views and strolls through this old town are   remarkable and next time I hope we stay for a night and see St Paul de Vence under the stars.

Views at St Paul de Vence

We drove to Nice and motored down the Promenade des Anglais to the Cours Saleya.  We walked around the markets.  A few flower stalls were still full of peonies, lavender and lillies, while the restaurants and cafes were busily setting up for dinner.

Beach at Nice

Time to leave for the airport, we dropped Rene and Richard off for their UK flight and drove back to Cannes. The traffic in Cannes was so heavy, they might have arrived first.

PS We asked them not to go, but they were steadfast and the text from Cowes today was ” Blowing a Gale in Cowes”. Mercier had amazing a lovely motor sail under blue skies to beautiful Menton, Views of Cap Ferrat and Monaco were stunning and the water temperature is 24°C.



2 thoughts on “Cannes, St Paul de Vence then Nice and Au Revoir, Richard and Rene”

  1. Hi Gaila and James, Fran rang yesterday and told me about your blog so I am now reading it with great interest……what a wonderful time you are having. Here it is now raining and not as cold as it has been. Our crop has been harvested (corn for seed) but apparently there is not a buyer….so NO money. Why is farming so tough? Tyson, Jessica and Jorja arrived last night. They drove down in a truck to take home 300 bales of Lucerne hay for the horses to feed on over winter. They will be leaving this morning, but it was great catching up. Guy was down last week on his way to and from the dentist in Brisbane….no private dentist in Charleville and one has to have a health care card to use the public dentist…..the joys of living in the bush!!!
    I will keep reading your news. love and lots of it, Sue

    1. It’s lovely here, Suse. James is getting the boat ready to depart for Porto Fino, so best go and help. We can look out and see morning sun on the pink and ochre houses going up the hill.

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