La Vie en Rose: the Côte d’Azur

12 August 2015

Friends! Wow! I kind of thought you might be excited to hear our announcement, but as usual, you bowled me over with your enthusiasm and good wishes. We kept the news to ourselves for so long that I was a little nervous about finally having it out in the open, but you all more than put me at ease. Looking forward to chatting more :)

But first, let’s return to France for the final installment of our trip: the Côte d’Azur! This post will be short and sweet.

On the final two nights of our trip, we stayed in the tiny town of Mougins at La Mas Candille. We were happy with this choice, but if we were to return to the area, we probably would try a different property. It was nice, but didn’t blow our minds. We did enjoy lounging in Candille’s many small pools, but let me tell you: the French and Americans do NOT have the same definition of “hot tub.” The French seem to think a lukewarm tub is “hot” (disappointing).

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However, one thing we loved about the hotel was that it was within very easy walking distance to Mougins’ town center, and we loved Mougins! The three business categories in Mougins seem to be restaurants, art galleries, and real estate offices. The views over the valley were beautiful! We ate at a yummy Indian restaurant one night and Le Clos Saint Basile the other. (One note on Saint Basile: it was one of the only times when we found it difficult to communicate, and we do know a good bit of French. Maybe not the best option for those who do not know ANY French.)

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Aside from lounging at our hotel and strolling Mougins, our main outing was to Chemin des Douaniers. This is a beautiful coastal walk along a stretch of sea wall in Cap d’Antibes, and I would highly recommend it!

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And that’s that! I hoped you enjoyed following along with our France adventure, and that our experience might be helpful for those of you planning your own trips!! In case you missed a post…

Paris
Versailles
Provence
Cassis

P.S. I swear I own more than one shirt.

4 Responses to “La Vie en Rose: the Côte d’Azur”

  1. louise

    nice to hear you enjoyed mougins! it’s such a small place and not a typical tourist spot for foreigners (i think). i very randomly spent a summer there working at a restaurant 10 years ago (!) and haven’t been back since — so great to see some of your photos from there :)

  2. Meredith

    Thank you for sharing your France adventure! It definitely makes me want to plan a trip. P.S. It’s a nice shirt :)

  3. Wow, the Chemin des Douaniers photos are unbelievable! And that last snap of the two of you is so adorable!