The next stop on our Cote D’Azur (Southern France) trip was to check out Cannes & Mandilieu a Napoule. I have had alot of fun interpretting and checking out all the signs on our journey as I am the designated navigator on our trip. It also took me like 5 days to finally capture one of these signs.
Fun fact – Whenever you see a sign like this – the top is the city you are entering and the red lined city is the city you are leaving.Before heading out, we had our favorite French American breakfast.We had a different server this time and my eggs did not come out Bien Cuit. I just ate the whites leaving the yokes behind.Cannes has all the flare you’d expect of a “Hollywood” like town. There are fancy shops and artwork all over downtown.It is situated right on the beach with a harbor filled with all types of boats and yachts.This is the first beach we have seen with sand versus all rocks.There are still parts of the city that have the historic buildings and cobblestone paths.In front of the building where they have the annual film festival is the star walk of fame.Before heading out we shared a “pizza snack” and caprese panini. Both were surprisingly tasty.The second stop of the day was the Chateau de La Napoule. I completely fell in love with the story behind this castle.We were too late to take the tour inside but were free to read all the signs, walk all around outside and in the garden.The gardens were so peaceful and pretty.The castle sits right on the water and I could just imagine sitting outside overlooking the sea every day.The love the two owners shared for each other extended to those around them.You can walk along the beach or walk on one of the paths along the castle.When we got back to Nice, we headed out to have pizza at La Pizza Cresci.
We shared a Caprese salad – the creamy dressing was a bit much for me but overall the salad was good.Plus 1/4 peppeeoni pizza each. I loved this pizza – thin and crispy yet doughy and super cheesy.We finished the night with pralines and cream cones.My last two recaps are coming up soon for our trip to Italy and Castle Hill.
Here are my France Recaps for our trip so far:
- France Recap #1: Road Tripping
- France Recap #2: Chateau de Crussol
- France Recap #3: La Tour de Crest
- France Recap #4: Les Baux de Provence
- France Recap #5: A walk through Nice
- France Recap #6: Menton and Monaco
- France Recap #7: College Sure Loup and Saint Vincent Les Fort