Thursday, August 28

Have a nice week at Cote dÁzur

This post is dedicated to my friends Astrid and Helge before they leave for the French Riviera or Cote dÁzur. Hopefully they will as Picasso in 1946 enjoy the "Joie de Vivre" in Antibes and some of the other beautiful places like Cannes, Juan-les-Pins, Saint Paul de Vence, Nice, Monaco and Eze Village.

Antibes is a resort town located between Cannes and Nice. The costal line of Antibes may be rockyso the beaches at Juan-les-Pins with the jazz festival (the sister city to New Orleans) may be an alternative for sunbathing. This town is in walking distance from Antibes.
In Antibes the streets are narrow and difficult to pass with carsbut you will for sure find (and may be join) the locals playing Petanque.Where ever you go remember not to pass the Restaurant Albert 1 without experience their fantastic seafood.

Staying at Antibes gives also a possibility to visit Cannes. The city with the international annual film festival is a wonderful shopping eldorado.and a stroll at The Promenade de la Croisette makes you feel upper class.From Antibes there are 16 km to the jewel of Provence Saint Paul de Vence.
Saint-Paul was founded in the 9th century. Before long, castrum Santo Paulo (the château of Saint-Paul) dominated the entire village. The only surviving part of the castle today is its dungeon.As Rome Saint-Paul has its "fountain" where you have to throw coins in for the reason to returnThe streets are narrow as in Antibes, but here there is no cars at all.
We had rain during our off season visit in autumn 2000 and the possibility to see without queuing all over was a lovely experience.
Close to Saint-Paul the Fondation Maeght is located. Chagal and Miro are of course represented in the gallery:but in addition Hans Hartung can be seen between July 3 and November 16 this year. He and his Norwegian wife Anna-Eva Bergman is also to be found at the picasso museum in Antibes.Tomorrow I will give you some of our experiences east of Antibes towards the border to Italy.

13 comments:

Louis la Vache said...

"Louis" enjoyed this series! He's happy you invited us to share the trip with you!

Re the U.S.S. Hornet, the one you see in "Louis's" post is CV12. The Hornet you saw in the film about the Battle of Midway was CV8, which was lost after the Battle of Midway in the Battle of Santa Cruz Islands, October, 1942. The second link explains why CV12 is also named Hornet.

Ivar Ivrig said...

Kjenner meg igjen på noen av bildene. Ferierte i 14 dager der nede sommeren 2004. Skal nok tilbake en gang :-)

PERBS said...

Another wonderful pictorial tour of places I can only dream of. . .

This is paulie with a new blog since my old one was almost full and I wouldn't be able to post photos anymore. I do have one more post at the old site with lots of trees, etc from Mt Rainier again and that will be my last post on postcardsfrompaulie.

PERBS said...

You went to the wrong blog of mine -- it is the Postcards from the Northwest one that I will be doing my regular blogging on now. But I only have flowers on there so far so you might not be interested. That is where I will do my main blogging for Bridges between, Odd Shots and Blog Your Blessings Sunday. Some days I also post for Sky Watch Friday but am not a part of that blogroll any longer either. Thanks for coming by.

Paulie

Anemone said...

Flott Arne, som ivrige Ivar kjenner jeg meg igjen. Ferierte der med mine foreldre for 20 år siden, men sikkert endel forandret nå pga turismen nå. En perle er det i alle fall. Som egentlig hele den middelhavskysten :-)

Og mine pasienter :-) tittelen på Master studiet må bli; "Hvordan påvirkes pasientenes blodsukker av sykepleierens vårkåthet??"

Ha en flott dag, med mye sevje!!

klem.

Denise said...

Ahhhhhhhhhhhh! i remember it well. We love France not sure when we are visiting again but the memories keep us going!

RuneE said...

Koselig ormåde (har vært i Nice og omegn),

Jeg ser du ser deg med din nye scanner!

Ida said...

Flotte bilder!
Dere må ha hatt ett rikt liv sammen, så langt.
Med alle reiser og opplevelser.
Jeg er imponert over alle dine "reisebrev" og fine bilder.

Paulie said...

Back again to tell you I have Narada Waterfall photos up on my new blog Postcards from the Northwest now. Paulie

Marit - "Som Mine Dager Er" said...

Flotte bilder og man får så lyst til å reise sporenstreks. Jeg ble nesten litt "skremt" da jeg så bildet av deg med den hvite skjorta og hendene i bukselommene ... Det kunne like gjerne vært min kjære om noen få år ;-) Det er sant! Utrolig likt.

Mitt bidrag til SWF er ikke en solnedgang (har fått med meg at de ikke er dine favoritter. Ikke at jeg tar hensyn til det altså ;-)). Noen andre farger preger ukens bidrag fra min side.

Avventer din kommentar ;-)

Berit said...

Flotte bilder fra en flott plass, som jeg ikke har vært på.
Har inntrykk av at dere er stadig på farten, og det ser ut som dere koser dere masse.

Maleriet ditt var flott!

( jeg har ikke fått begynt enda. De har endelig bestemt seg for størrelsen, så da er da noe gjort....

babooshka said...

More wonderful images for me to pour over. I adore this area again thank you. It's made my day and the artwork is a bonus.

RuneE said...

Cosy - for all participants.