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Dec 19, 2012 - Menton

Well, we finally arrived at our next destination, Menton (France) after flying Barcelona/Madrid and Madrid/Nice. We picked up a rental car in Nice and drove to Menton, approximately 32kms. It reminded me of our road trips in America, in that, I had to get use to driving on the right-hand side of the road again and handling a left-hand drive vehicle! It was a bit hairy exiting the airport and the numerous roundabouts, but once we were on the motorway it was plain sailing. Our apartment here is absolutely beautiful, very chic and modern (a...

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Sep 27, 2012 - Europe Day 12: Pisa and the French Riviera

Copy and paste link to photos: Sorrento, Capri, Florence, Pisa https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152154570210707.909990.746395706&type=3 France https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.10152154574210707.909994.746395706&type=3 Day 12 Pisa and the French Riviera, 450km Breakfast at the hotel was similar to the other fare offered, and we have come to accept that every morning is an early start, but it is getting tiring. We have little energy left at the end of the day to see the sights at night. Those that do go out sleep on the...

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Nov 30, 2011 - French Riviera

Today we headed back into France to explore the French Riviera before heading into Provence. Our first stop is a small town just over the border - Menton (http://www.tourisme-menton.fr/-Menton-French-Riviera-Cote-d-Azur-). The day starts out with a heavy layer of smog. Visibility is down to a couple of hundred meters. Real pea soup stuff (and still they drive at 130+ kph). I am officially an Italian driver. Ran two red lights, switched lanes three times without indicating, cut across two lanes to turn right, and stalled the car midway thru...

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Sep 24, 2011 - We reach the Mediterranean

We finished our last days hiking to the Mediterranean, and the heat increased as we neared the sea. The mountaintop villages were our last encounters with the countryside as we descended to the seaside urban centers; Menton was the hike's destination. A great week of hiking ! Lidia & I will spend a few more days in Nice before flying on to England. Happy Trails to Susan, Jennifer, Bunnie & Peter; see you back in Texas. Au Revoir

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Sep 15, 2011 - Menton, France & Monte Carlo

Well what a day, cover lots of miles, 3 countries & 183 tunnels. Last day in Italy, sorry to say goodbye, just love the country, but over the food, i have cured all my cravings of pizza, pasta and gelato. Have just rebooked the gym for when I get home they just don't believe in small meals. As we leave Florence we are headed to Pisa to see the leaning tower, then off to France. We pass through letopasso which is in the middle of Tuscany and is the bread capital of italy, well known for it's unsalted bread, this due to the fact that many...

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Jun 17, 2010 - Menton (La perle de la France)

The train journey to Menton is a fabulous way to see the beauty of the the Côte d’Azur in between the tunnels offering glimpses of Monte Carlo, the blue bay at Villefranche-sur-Mer and the rocky coastline around Èze. Arriving at Menton we had quite a walk to the hotel along the sunny promenade. This was particularly unfortunate because the wheels on Laurie’s suitcase had broken so had to be dragged noisily through the sand and gravel past the tranquil diners in the sea side cafés. The auberge provençale was a decided step down from the...

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