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First stop – Hotel Splendid– probably spendid in Victor Hugo’s day but a bit jaded now – the location however, is brilliant  and the rooftop restaurant is amazing.

Weather? hot, fine, just beautiful. Phil and I strolled around Old Nice – came upon the most fantastic antique market – fabulous silver, porcelain and old linens – oh to have unlimited baggage space!

Today we have driven from Nice to Sainte Maxime with stopovers in Antibes , which we loved), and Cannes, which seems pretty chaotic after the Cannes Film Festival – the town was full of large trucks and moving vans with men dismantling temporary staging and restaurants all along the promenade. We strolled through  the back streets and had yum baguettes with jambon cru on the sidewalk. I think I could very easily get used to this lifestyle… here is the pretty Antibes street where we stopped for coffee and sugar muffins….

We are now safely installed at our hotel, Villa des Anges.  It is quaint, very French – we have a wonderful romantic little room,  though we were intrigued by the pull-down garage door affair that gave us entree into the room…

Tomorrow Phil gets let loose in the van – might be hair -raising. Off now to find a nice place for drink…

And this is where we ended up for drinks and dinner – man-made Port-Grimaud… lovely place, but very forgettable meal.

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