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Villefranche-sur-Mer

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  • Day8

    First Night/Dinner in Nice

    July 30, 2017 in France

    After checking in, we headed over to old town to stretch our legs after sitting still most of the day. Before we made it down there, we climbed up to the city's observation point to get a good view of Nice and see the very pretty man-made waterfall.

    After taking in the layout of the town, we headed down to see the cathedral at the center of town, have a drink, and do some people watching.

    The concierge had recommended a restaurant featuring live jazz, which caused Laura's face to light up, so we headed there for dinner and had another fantastic meal, wine, and dessert (apple tart flambe). It's a good thing we're doing so much walking to burn it all off.
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  • Day1202

    Last day in the south of France! Enjoyed my time here and it’s a great spot to visit and experience a different lifestyle as it’s so laid back and decadent! Just a few snaps from the beach as that’s all that’s here really!

  • Day2

    Villefranche-sur-Mer, France

    September 18, 2017 in France

    Today we are anchored off the beautiful little French town of Villefranche-sur-Mer. After breakfast I got the tender across as I had planned to have a mooch about, one thing I did want to see was Rue Obscure, which is a 13th century covered street hidden beneath the buildings in the old town. It's a wonderful atmospheric little street, and you feel transported way back in time as you walk it.
    After that I had a walk up to the Citadel Saint Elme, which now houses three small museums, a military museum, a film museum and the third is more of an art gallery with work by the sculptor Volti.
    All in all a very pleasant and interesting couple of hours, and most importantly to me all completely free.
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  • Day6

    Villefranche-Sur-Mer

    July 15, 2016 in France

    After an uneventful day at sea, and quite rough and rocky night, this morning we arrive in Villefranche - sur-mer 🇫🇷.
    This is the port for trips to Nice and Monaco 🇲🇨.
    Now today there are two problems.
    1, the weather, as it's a tender port, if the sea is to rough we won't be able to tender in.
    And 2, the terrible events in Nice yesterday, where there was a suspected terrorist attack, and 80 people were killed and many more injured by a truck, which drove into the crowds of people celebrating Bastille Day.
    This will put a lot of people off going ashore.
    There seems to be no end to the violence and killing, so called in the name of religion.
    On a lighter note, soft arse (me) fell over in the cabin the night before last.
    I was trying to undo my shoe laces, with my foot up on a chair.
    When I did a Del Boy and toppled over and hit my cheek on the table.
    Needless to say, alcohol had a big part to play in the event.
    Also I swear that the Captain swerved to avoid a fish or something.
    That's my excuse and I'm sticking to it. 🤕
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Villefranche-sur-Mer, Villafranca-de-mar

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