Sunday, September 27, 2015


Before reading our guidebook yesterday, the only thing I knew about Antibes is that it is located on the French Riviera.  Today, we took the train to get there, and were amazed at the number of boats (including yachts) we saw.  Antibes is the largest yacht marina in the world, with berths for more than 2000 boats.

Like Menton and Nice, Antibes also has an old town, but this one is surrounded by ramparts.  From the ramparts you can look down and see a beautiful sandy beach.  The beach in Nice is very rocky.  You can also see the old buildings typically found in these medieval towns.

For lunch today, I had a pôelée St. Jacques, which I found out was a mixture of fish, chicken, scallops, and vegetables.  I was a little disappointed because I was expecting the protein to be only scallops.  The relatively low price should have been a clue, but I didn't pick up on it.  It came with rice, a small salad, and vegetables in a puff pastry shell.  Bill had grilled sardines.

There were a few confused moments on our walking tour, but not as many as yesterday, and there was much less climbing than yesterday.  All in all, a pleasant day.

1 comment:

  1. you got out just in time. they had dangerous flooding there i think?