A romantic picture in a flyer of the Austrian post office was the reason why I’m here on the Cote d’Azur. The second time in the Provence within two years. The foto was from a place in Antibes with a short travel report.
I had already the guide book. The flight to Nice was booked rapid. Away from cold Vienna to the warm south. The weather forecast for Nice unfortunately, was not so well. But thanks god in this case the meteorologist go wrong.
In Nice I stay in a small studio apartment in the city centre, the last four days of my journey I stay in Vence.
Eze – cactus with a stunning view
Eze-Village is in the mountains behind Nice. In the exotique garden not only the cactus enjoy the wunderful view over the Cote d ‚Azir and the Cap Ferrat.
Where the most expensive villa of the world changed its owner several years ago. You can see it very well from the habour.
There is a nice foothpath along the shore from the habour of Cap Ferrat to Beaulieu-sur-Mer where the Villa Kerylos is located. The Villa was built between 1902 and 1908 for Théodore Reinach an archaeologist. It is designed like a noble house of Delos, an Greek island.
The last trainstation before Italy is Menton. In this village are many villas with beautiful gardens. One of them is the botanical garden Val Rameh.
Menton looks very Italian and the restaurants are very Italian. With food like pizza, pasta and tiramisu including the Italian charme of its owner.
Here I want to snag a millionaire. Unfortunately, my fishing line is too short to reach the yachts down in the habour.
Though Monaco is vaster as I thought it seems that the place is still not enough.
At the beginning of my walk I saw fences and barriers. I thought this is a building site. But at the end of my visit I know that’s the racecours.
The city of fragrance. The best noses (=perfumers) of the world were educated here. Therefore it’s a must to visit one of the factories who produce parfum. They offer free entrance, a guided tour and a small museum.
After the visit I walk through the old part of the city.
I have lunch in one of the restaurants before I walk over one kilometre to the garden of Villa Noailles.
Above the roofs of Vence
My accommodation has a terrace where I look at the roofs of the houses nearby and the mountains behind. Vence is a medievale town in the back country of the Cote d’Azur ….
and my starting point to visit …
It has still an entire city wall.
a must see!
Unfortunately, it’s raining cats and dogs when I’m there. The advantage: nobody runs into my pictures.
It seems to be an insider’s tip. Though the sun is shining I’m the only tourist in the medieval town at 11 a.m.
There are also no visitors. It is noon and I’m looking for an open restaurant. I saw only an open bar and so I ask there if they have something to eat. The waiter lead me to his neighbour. It is a restaurant. But the tables and chairs on the terrace aren’t assembled and the door looks very dark, so I haven’t seen that the restaurant is open. That mistake you shouldn’t do. Indoor four tables, an one-man-show. The owner is chef and waiter in one person. The service is excellent and the lunch the best I have ever had in France.
Restaurant La Mangiuca, 27 place de la fontaine
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