Quick Stop Côte D’Azur

After leaving Barcelona and Roujan we travelled along the coast to Cagnes Sur Mer where we stayed at a lovely little site called Camping Le Colombier.  From here we were able to spend a couple of days visiting Nice and Monte Carlo.

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Camping Le Colombier
After sorting out our home for the next few days, we took a short walk down the road from the campsite. towering above the site on a hill we found the little medieval village of Haut-de-Cagnes.  It is a beautiful little settlement built around an imposing castle, once owned by the Royal family of Monaco.

The view from Haut-de-Cagnes

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Pretty streets on the walk to the top
The next day we drove the short 20 minute journey into Nice.  Nice is a beautiful city with a beautiful old quarter.  We spent most of our day in Nice walking the old streets.

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Nice Old Town Streets

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Old Town

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Basilique-Cathédrale Sainte-Marie
We meandered our way up to Castle Hill – a bustling park overlooking the city. The walk to the top is made worth while by the panoramic views from the top of the park.

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Views from Castle Hill

We also spent a day in Monte Carlo, Monaco.  We walked the old and new parts of town and tried to follow the formula 1 route.  When you arrive in Monaco you immediately know you are surrounded by money – the car park was full of Ferraris, Aston Martins, Mercedes and our little Renault.

Mercedes SLS AMG – Guy’s dream car

A few details from the old town and Monte Carlo Casino

Oriental Gardens and Monte Carlo Palace.
The Côte D’Azur really is a beautiful part of France, with many wonderful places to visit; we only had 2 days unfortunately.  The only downside to visiting this area were the mosquitos, who seemed to take a very strong liking to my skin!

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Only thing that seemed to stop me getting bitten – Guy’s jeans and covering up as much as possible!

After a relaxing (and itchy!) few days on the Côte D’Azur, we packed up the car ready for our first trip to Italy – where I took a lot more photographs!

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