Saturday 17 April 2010

Cote d'Azur, Provence in summer

Last August/September we enjoyed our summer vacation
with our daughter and per family
 at Le Lavandou on the Cote d'Azur.

                I'm told this is where many french families holiday.

                                  Le Lavandou had a wonderful atmosphere, 

                     great beaches, shops, restaurants and markets.
Each evening we drove in to Le Lavandou
for our promenade along the walkway near the beach.

Each evening there were people building sandcastles
works of art in sand
the children loved watching the artists

Jean Blanc beach
which was 2 minutes from the villa.

                   As with many of the Mediterranean beaches, 
             we climbed 90 something steps down to the sandy bay 
           the hard part was climbing back up at the end of the day!! 
                                  But it was well worth it.

At Cap Negre just a short boat ride away 
the french President Nicholas Sarkosy 
and his wife Carla Bruni 
were holidaying at her family holiday estate. 
We could just see a beautiful villa 
peeking out of the trees at the end of the point.

On a day trip to St Tropez we drove past the turn-off 
which was heavily guarded by the Gendarmerie. 
Helicopters were coming and going all the time. 


Photo courtesy of Mr Google

Very exciting for the visitors from Auckland, New Zealand!!

Please leave a comment so I know you've visited!
Until next time.....

Merci à bientôt
be kind to one another!



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