Summer 2012

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A water-side restaurant in Villefranche-Sur-Mer (a town half way between Nice and Monaco)

A view of one of the streets in Villefranche-Sur-Mer

In Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat (where the multi-zillionaires live - very near Villefranche-Sur-Mer) we visited the home of Baroness Rothschild. When she died many years ago with no children, she gave the property to the French government to kept as a public park.

The gardens on the Rothschild property

The gardens on the Rothschild property

One of the rooms within the Rothschild property

A view of the local harbor. Note the helicopter on the yacht and sailboat on the deck just to the right of the red arrow.
I thought this was Paul Allen's yacht as he has a home in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat (where the Rothschild property is located).
However, on the internet it shows a different yacht than this as Paul's yacht.
If any of my Riverside friends can identify the yacht, please email me the answer.

Our day trip to the Leger Museum in Biot about 20 miles west of Nice.

In the town of Biot

In the town of Biot

A restaurant in the town of Biot. This was not the one where we ate lunch.

Cynthia's lunch that consisted of warm cheese on toast points with sliced breast of duck

Tomatoes and Mozzarella Cheese and the most fantastic red orange vinegar and oil. I bought bottles of each at their gift shop to bring home.

The fountain next to our restaurant (on the right)

The train from Nice to Biot where we went for lunch and to see the Leger Museum.

The walking street just outside of our apartment.

Cynthia's dinner last night

That looks like fun. Being pulled behind a speed boat in a parachute

The beach area in Nice

Two things to understand about Nice. First, yes, the beach in Nice does not have sand. It is full of stones. However, this is the largest resort on the Riviera, and the tourists are accustomed to it. Other areas west of Nice do have sand, but they are not as popular as Nice.
Second, contrary to what you may heard, all the women do wear full top and bottom swim suits. The abbreviated look went out many years ago.

By paying for admission to a private section of the beach a person can avoid the stones and walk on mats plus have a umbrella.

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