[Stage 2] The French Riviera
STILL WITH US? Fabulous …
Leaving Monaco we travel into France and tour along the French Riviera. Stage 2 of the ‘official tour’ takes in Nice and Grasse before moving inland, therefore sadly, bypassing Cannes and St Tropez. But hey, this is my tour … so I say LET’S GO!!
The French Riviera is the playground of the rich and famous, perfectly suited to host the Cannes Film Festival where ‘anyone who is anyone’ comes to see, and be seen. I have seen Cannes and Nice, yet only briefly. Like Monaco, it was a whirlwind event, yet I still managed to sun myself a lovely shade of raspberry. I also discovered that Australian white sand beats Riviera rocks hands down [tough on tootsies] and ... no matter how hard you try, it is near impossible to sink in the Mediterranean sea!
What do YOU think of when thinking of the Cote D’Azur ? What images come to mind?
Today’s post is a mind-map of the ideas & imagery this region provokes.
BLACK & White Stripes
ON … awnings, deckchairs & fresh summer attire!!
& the ubiquitous paparazzi that follow
Style & Beauty
[B&W archival images – LIFE.com]
[Posters Art.com & others google image search]
Where does your mind wander ?
And now it’s time to go ...
Back To The Boys
[after all the poor little petals are working hard to bring us this tour]
Standings After Stage 2
Still enjoying ‘Le Tour’ ?
Stage 3 leads us into Provence with Stage 4 a rest day [or at least a non-travel day in Montpellier. Feel free to venture out and sightsee solo].
I however, have a previous commitment with a Full Moon. I’ll be posting my regular ‘To The Moon Alice’ post, which celebrates the wonders of this Luna event. Then hopefully we’ll be back to ‘Le Tour’ later in the week. Don’t worry, I won’t miss bringing you Provence!!
And … just in case you missed a Stage, below are links to previous posts in this series.
‘Le Tour’ Post Archives:
06-07-2009: [Stage 2] The French Riviera