We spent the day today seeing some of the smaller villages around Nice. We had a lovely French man called Pierre drive us around. We visited Antibes and St Paul de Vence.
Antibes is on the coast and not as far south as Cannes. It is a very pretty seaside town with a big fort on the top of the hill and a wall that ran around the coast. There was a busy food market here that ran along the street just below the city wall in the old town.We tried some yummy cream filled croissants and cannoli and also some Socca. Socca is a chickpea flour pancake cooked in a terra cotta wood fire oven. The Socca was fun to try but not something that I would choose to eat regularly.
The wall around Antibes.
St. Paul de Vence is a town that is perched high on a hill and was the home of many artists including Picasso. The old town has one main Street that was full of very good art galleries. We were all happy to explore these art galleries and even though it was very tempting to buy something we left empty handed. My favourite piece of art was a beautiful forged iron olive tree. This little town is part of Provence.
The view of the town as we were coming into it.
We finished our day listening to Jazz from our hotel room . The Nice Jazz festival is going on this week and our hotel room is next to the main stage so we can open our doors and enjoy the music each night.