We made several stops along the winding coastal road to absorb the panoramic views: the Bay of Nice, Villefranche, La Turbie, Roquebrune and Cap Martin as well as other spots along the Coastal Corniche road. We also stopped at several of the quaint little villages along the way, each with its own unique pleasures.
The Village of Eze - Like an eagles nest clinging to an outcropping, this medieval village swooped up from the winding road before us. Flowers, fountains and ancient architecture abounds and we discovered a bevy of restored houses with pink tiled roofs that have now been converted into smart boutiques and artists studios. A walk along the ramparts of the old fortress, Eze Castle, offered breathtaking views of the sea and mountains beyond. It was a special delight to find a tropical cactus garden near the edge of the village.
Menton - This quiet year-round resort boasts beautiful beaches and supposedly the warmest climate on the Riviera. A picturesque promenade at the city center affords a place to browse the shops of the various perfume purveyors and souvenir vendors. Note: All shops in Menton are generally closed on Sundays.
Saint Raphael - A lovely waterfront town, Saint Raphael is a fashionable summer and winter resort along the "Golden Corniche." The old harbor area is lined with cafes, shops and boutiques which we enjoyed exploring.
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
October 20, 2003
From journal Zigbee quarterly - 12/1/02
by Barb B
Napa, CA and Hereford, AZ , Arizona
December 12, 2000
From journal Explorations From Cannes