A Nice Evening out of Nice

On our second last day in Nice, I awake to find that all the plane tree allergies and cigarette smoke (the French smoke everywhere and often one after the other) have taken a toll on my system and I'm not feeling crash hot, coughing and coughing for most of the night.  So we opt for [...]

Wrist Sniffing in Nice

We sat in the bar of the grand, historic Negresco Hotel, eagerly awaiting our cocktails, madly sniffing away at our wrists.  I love this scent!  "Mine's better", counteracted Mum.  In fact, I couldn't stop sniffing and the reason was we were both wearing our brand new, self created perfumes to drinks this evening.  Well, how'd [...]

Rendezvouz with Renoir

If yesterday's drive was beautiful, today's was simply stunning.  Unfortunately being the driver, most of the scenery will stay in my head, but let's just say there were quite a few times when I was like wowa weewa! After a quick little visit to the village of Trigance, cut short by rain, we hit the [...]

Macarons with Marie Antoinette

The Palace of Versailles (once the home of King Louis XIV and Marie Antoinette) is on the agenda for today and we are doing it the easy way by getting someone to pick us up, take us and drop us back (France Tourisme).  We had booked another Versailles Day Trip, which luckily for us got [...]