Another brilliant day! We started with a later than usual breakfast and a leisurely stroll along the promenade. The beachfront at Cannes is geared for the sunbathers and the tourists, plenty of stalls, sun umbrellas, beach loungers and even beach volleyball courts. There were many sports cars parading along the streets and bronzed residents and tourists relaxing in the cafes. We had a very pleasant coffee in one the cafes and returned to the hotel in time to head to Nice. What an adventure this was! It all started at the walled city of Saint Paul.
Our tour guide took us through the narrow streets of this intriguing old city where painters and writers many centuries ago used to live and flourish. Although it was overloaded with other tour parties it was an impressive example of the older parts of Saxony and the early days of Nice when it was part of Italy.
We had lunch in the cafe by the old walls of the town and watched a group of Frenchmen playing pétanque in the dusty courtyard.
On the journey back down the hill towards Nice we caught some grand vistas of the Côte d'Azur. Out to sea there were a number of large yachts out cruising the coast. We saw Cap Ferrat where many of the rich and famous live. We passed Tina Turner's and Sir Elton John's impressive holiday villas. And we saw the road where Princess Grace of Monaco died over thirty years ago after failing to negotiate a bend in the road from her farm behind Nice.
Once we arrived back in Nice we walked through the old town to a restaurant for a meal. We had a special meal, including escargots, with plenty of vino to wash it down. It was a lovely evening and we were all very tired by the time we arrived back in the hotel in Cannes. A long but satisfying day!