After our week in Hyères, we headed up the coast to take in the whole of the French Riviera – absolutely beautiful views.
Stopped at Cannes for a picnic in a shady spot by the marina…
…and wandering along the palm lined main street and around the shops where who knows, with the Film Festival just finished, we may have been mingling amongst celebrities.
The sandy beach there was magnificent, though trying to take photos while avoiding capturing the topless bathers was a little tricky.
We arrived in Nice and just had to take a stroll along the Promenade des Anglais. No wonder they built the promenade – there’s no sand to stroll along, only stones, though no-one seems to mind and happily lie down on their towels, sunning themselves.
When we arrived in Monaco, we drove on the race track that still had fences and grandstands set up from the Grand Prix. We presume they do take them down between races!
And just before entering Italy, we enjoyed an ice-cream in Menton, a lovely French seaside town with obvious Italian influences and private beach areas tucked away.
Finally over the border we reached our destination: San Remo – our first taste of Italy.
Quickly chose a hotel…
… and then had an evening picnic overlooking the lines of deck chairs set out in partitioned areas along the beach.
A lot to digest in one day!