Where in the world are Wayne and Donna this time? travel blog

Fayence street scenes

inviting little cafe

such a pretty little corner resting spot

flowers and character galore

unusual location for a hotel - street view for sure!

Cannes waterfront pier with chaise lounges

Lounges and umbrellas as far as the eye can see

public beach stuck in between private beach areas

We have settled in and are loving our new digs in Fayence. We have explored the little old town with the tiny winding streets set above our place. It requires a fairly steep 10 minute hike UP to reach the clock tower with its fantastic views. In typical European fashion the stone buildings have painted shutters in various soft hues and flower boxes hanging from and set in the windows creating a gentle welcoming to town. The locals, with a quick and easy smile and “bonjour”, have made us feel comfortable and accepted into their piece of paradise.

The weather has remained perfect so we have spent our afternoons sunning and swimming in our pool, so a really nice spot to spend time.

We caught the early bus to Cannes for a day of exploring prior to hooking up with Lari and Gayle, who travelled in from Italy – (this was Donna’s second sunrise in less than a week and she is adamant that sunsets are her preferred photo event and she will leave these sunrise photo ops to others!). We were pleasantly surprised with Cannes as the compact downtown offered many very nice shops and restaurants while the waterfront featured several stately old hotels and, of course, the promenade that Europe does so well. The harbour was full of yachts and sailboats so it was fun watching all the action. The hotels seem to have claimed ownership of the beach across from them so that you must pay to access “their beach”, with restaurant, chaise lounges and umbrellas. There is a couple of small public beaches alongside the breakwater but the majority of sand area is private.

We met Lari and Gayle, grabbed their rental car and joined the throngs trying to escape the city at rush hour! Arriving safe and sound into sleepy little Fayence we enjoyed a wonderful meal outside on our terrace - ah life is tough!!!

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