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Around Grasse

Up to the hills, down to the beach

semi-overcast 25 °C

Then next morning’s post breakfast plan is to go up to the Grand Canyon of Verdon – which the French knew of way before the English Americans knew about theirs – but I am blessed with two fragile passengers and we have to curtail the trip at St Vallier de Thiey before they spew. Benefit one: there is a market on, it’s not big and a lot of the stuff is ordinary and unremarkable, but there are a dozen or so food stalls. one of everything

one of everything

We store up on salamis, cheese, halva, a bit of fruit and a roast chicken. Benefit two: we get to sit on the edge of the local petanque piste and scoff roast chicken baguettes as we watch the Sunday scratch matches in progress. We then borrow some boules and provide the locals with some entertainment with a match of our own.Locals could not bear our style

Locals could not bear our style

Australian honour satisfied, we return the boules, say our thanks and farewells and head back to home to a huge spread for dinner.
Nice Spread

Nice Spread


In the morning I go and get Croissants for breakfast, then we are off to the beach. We get to the beach between Antibes and Villeneuve Loubet to find it is all stones. It is hard to walk on, uncomfortable to lie on and hard to jump around in. And the water gets deep so quickly that it is cold – this is a tanning beach. Nice Rocky Beach

Nice Rocky Beach

After a couple of hours we break off and head into Antibes. It is supposed to be up market but where we are has a decidedly tourist fee, not helped by our presence. We wander around for a while before getting into the car for a drive around Cap d’Antibes, the small peninsula behind Antibes. We have found the MONEY – big houses, quiet or private beaches and high walls. Didn’t see any of this when we were looking for apartments to rent. We enjoy a leisurely sticky beak and are still jealous as we drive back up the hill to have Pizza for dinner.

Posted by lostagain 04:58 Archived in France

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