Okay, please don’t judge me ~ I’m slooooowly posting about every day on our tour. I have a lot more photos and will eventually get them into an online album. In the meantime, I’m at least compiling a (brief) daily photo journal of the wonderful memories we made together.
On Day 4, we had an easy morning with everyone free to do whatever they pleased … sleeping in, shopping, catching the Musée Chagall or Matisse, exploring the old town, or climbing Castle Hill. So many choices!
At 12:30 we met our guide Stephanie, boarded our comfy coach in Nice, and wended our way along the Moyenne Corniche, enjoying the spectacular views where the hillsides drop precipitously to the azure sea.
After a brief history concerning the stunning hilltop village of Eze, we committed to heading straight up the steep cobblestone allées to the 12thC castle ruin at the top of Jardin Exotique. The panorama from here at 1400 ft above the Mediterranean is worth the climb.
Below is another perspective of Eze that I took on a day when I drove along the Haute Corniche … a bird’s eye view.
From Eze, we drove back down to the sea and spent a leisurely afternoon exploring the stunning Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild and its breathtaking gardens and dancing fountains in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat.
At the end of the day, another fine evening!
Be sure to visit the website of my friend and tour co-leader, Deborah Bine aka Barefoot Blogger, where you will find all sorts of great articles on more places in France than you can imagine. I’m telling you … that lady gets around! Click right here!
Martha Paley Francescato says
Love the photos and the large group. How I wish I had been able to join you…if and when I was much younger. I am so happy that you are dong this and that so many others are enjoying it. I also enjoy looking at the pictures and reading what you write!
Patricia Sands says
Martha, I’m glad you are enjoying coming along with us. I feel your spirit!
Melissa Henderson says
Thank you for sharing the photos. Looks like you ladies enjoyed a fabulous time!
Patricia Sands says
I’m glad you’re enjoying them. Every day was wonderful and the group of women became such good friends. That’s my greatest pleasure doing these tours. 🙂