Provence – Day 118-123

After Milan, we drove to the coastal resort town of Sanremo to stay the night. It was a gorgeous town, and we had a beautiful view, especially at night. 


NICE

The next morning, we took an easy one hour train ride from Sanremo to Nice. Our first stop on the stunning Côte D’Azur. Nice was beautiful, albeit crowded and touristy. We relaxed on the beach and listened to the waves crashing on the rocks, which was so unique and pleasent.


GRASSE

After Nice, we headed inland a little to the town Grasse, perfume capital of the world. We visited  a history museum and toured the oldest perfume factory in the town (I think there are at least 5 in this little town).

CASTELLANE
We headed to Castellane after Grasse and stayed the night on a campsite in an Adventure Tent. It was so quiet and peaceful.


We got an early start the next morning and took a sunrise drive through some of Verdon Gorge, the “grand canyon” of Europe.


Later that day, we rented mountain bikes and did mixed riding for a few hours.

ANTIBES
From Castellane we drove to Antibes. This was our favorite town in France. We stayed with an older lady Chantal, who not only made us breakfast each day consisting of homemade bread, homemade yogurt, homemade peach preserves, with porridge and honey, but hiked with us on the Sentier Littoral, and shared so much of her knowledge of the world from her own travels in life.



Our last day in Antibes, Chantal took us to a little town of Biot where, to this day, they make lovely terra cotta amphorae.

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