Memories Tour/18 ~ Day 3

I’m in catch-up mode! Do you ever find yourself in this situation with so many good intentions but not enough time?

On this day we began by settling into our comfortable private coach and driving up into the hills above Nice and Cannes to Grasse, the world’s perfume capital since the late 1700s. Our first destination was to tour the Fragonard perfume factory, family-run since 1926.

Next we drove along a picturesque winding road to the medieval village of, Tourrettes-sur-Loup, one of my favourite places. We had time for lunch and a quick stroll.

A half-hour later we were in the charming hilltop walled village of Saint-Paul de Vence , with its storied history of attracting artists. After talking about this fabled past during our bus ride, there was free time to stroll the cobblestone streets and enjoy the beauty of the surroundings and art galleries … and, of course, shop. Many also took the time to visit the grave of Chagall who lived there for the last 30 years of his life.

Stay tuned for Day 4!

About Patricia Sands

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  1. What a delightful little village, but then I guess all villages in Provence are such. Bon voyage!

    • Patricia Sands says

      Thanks! Yes, it’s hard to find one that is not delightful (at least through my eyes). Are you missing living in Europe?

  2. More coolness! I’d love to visit a perfume factory! Sounds heavenly.

    Patricia Rickrode
    w/a Jansen Schmidt

    • Patricia Sands says

      This is a special place to visit. The tour is fascinating and the shop is a dream. I love the fact that the granddaughters of the founders run the business now.

  3. What fun you are having. I love the look of Tourrettes-sur-Loup!

  4. Looks like a lot of interesting things to do there. And the weather is fine too.

    • Patricia Sands says

      There’s no shortage of places to do, things to see, food for thought. We scratch the surface each time. And yes,
      Mother Nature has co-operated in the best possible way. 🙂

  5. The visit of Fragonard must have been very special. This French region is so photogenic! Love the contrast of the red sun umbrellas against the stone walls.

  6. What a beautiful trip!

  7. Patricia Latimer says

    Looks like a fabulouus trip!

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