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Vence

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5 travelers at this place:

  • Day24

    Medieval Vence

    September 19, 2017 in France

    After leaving the waterfalls, we drove into Vence, which at its core has a medieval village, probably the most used for everyday life of all the ones we have visited so far. This also had lots of restaurants in obscure spots. The kids were mesmerised by the cats - there are a lot of cats in France - so a lot of mesmerising going on!

    There are a few hairy bits on the drive home, which prompted Finn and Kate to start singing the "Dumb ways to die" song. We added some of our own verses which included "driving on French Riviera roads for no good reason", "overtaking at speed when you can't see what's coming" and various iterations thereof.
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  • Day18

    Castellane to Vence ↗↘⤵

    June 6, 2017 in France

    Last night chatted with Oliver and Jutta who had me round for a glass of wine. Then met Bill from the US, a former travel book writer now full time cycle tourist. We went for a pizza together and also breakfast this am.

    Best campsite of the trip.

    Walked up 300 metres to chapel overlooking Castellane with views over the valley.

    Cycled up 540 metres and then descended 900 metres through the best scenery of the trip. Met Richard on his first cycle tour - he doesn't want to stop at Nice and is contemplating his options.
    First signs for Nice: could walk it from here. Three days of no cycling to come.
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  • Day19

    Nice - day trip

    June 7, 2017 in France

    Hung around the port in Nice, observing the luxury yachts, some of which were for sale or hire.

    Pre - booked "guests" leave their shoes on the Quay. Wow, I thought, this boat's asking price is €3.8m, or €120k a week to hire. Little did I know I was at the cheap end. Ultimately prices reached $7pm. I'd expect a destroyer for that money, not a lot of fibreglass and polished wood.

    Rental prices included crew but not expenses or VAT. Ingratiating crew, invisible owners, people posing as potential buyers - I couldn't see a lot of enjoyment. Happy to stick to my bike(s) and tent and cook my own meals, ta.

    Managed to find a store selling pipe insulation - needed to help with bike packing for the return flight.
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  • Day20

    Vence and Nice

    June 8, 2017 in France

    Breakfast in Vence. Funeral underway, dress code - wear something black even with jeans.

    Bus to Nice and lunch with Carole at a Lebanese restaurant.

    Bus back, sitting opposite two English women one of whom had just had her purse stolen.

    Swim in the piscine and picnic tea.

You might also know this place by the following names:

Vence, فينس, Vença, وانس, ヴァンス, Ванс, Vintium, Vensa, 06140, 旺克

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