Or we could of taken a train in the other direction to Cannes or Monte Carlo.
Check out the blue waters. It was breath taking. What a view with sailboats. I think I could of just sailed out on the waters all day.
Well I may have disappointed some of you, but we decided to just enjoy a NICE day.
First we had breakfast on the deck. The skies were clear and we felt the Mediterranean breezes.
Villefranche is your gateway to the one-of a kind French Riviera.
It didn't take long and we walked off the boat at our pace, without a tour guide. I must admit it was rather refreshing. When travelling in tour group, I often get this herd mentality and this was more than delightful to look at each other and make our own path.
Taking a stroll down the French Riviera also referred to as the Cote d'Azure (Blue Coast)
offers gorgous beaches and remarkable weather.
I venture out to make sure my feet enjoy the cool waters. As you can see, there is only one fully dressed person. Here is where you can see the bronze and the beautiful soak in the golden sun.
All I could think and say was, "This water is not as warm and inviting." I've been on many beaches in the world, but none compares to the warm waters of the Hawaiian Islands.
Now you know why I frequent the Island of Oahu. It's ocean breezes are always warm and the water is guaranteed to be refreshingly warm.
As I turned to come back up the sand, I noticed the gorgeous vine of purple flowers trailing over the cement walkways.
I love the way it cascades down the rock work. Don't ask me the name...I was known for saying, "I don't have a clue."
Villefrache offers long sandy beaches but you never know what you might run across. Just keep your eyes focused on the water. Yes, all the hype of topless beaches is prominent in the French Riviera.
We enjoyed strolling along the towns' sea-front promenade with all it's yachts and sail boats.
We definitely felt like we were visiting amongst the beachfront jet set city. These yachts are owned by many millionaires. The wealth is unbelievable.
Now it was lunchtime. A stroll through the bustling little alley with it's outside cafes.' It has it's own unique charm. Instead of being entertained by world class cuisine, guess what we ordered?
Pizza! Do you know the origin of Pizza?
Naples is the home town of Pizza, in the 16th Century and it was first made on flat bread. It was known to be the dish of the poor people. I've always been a lover of Pizza and this was one of our favorites for this day.
The hill-sides surrounding the Riviera contain many small, fortified towns which still retain much of their medieval character. In one hand we see the medieval culture and and on the other hand you bring together the mingling of the jet set. It's a strange feeling.
It's an exhilarating walk along the narrow cobblestone streets, made of tile and red brick. Everything appeared squeaky clean.
I wanted to explore every little nook and cranny.
This little narrow alley gives us a picture of the true Mediterranean life.
A glimpse of the ocean in the distance, cruise lines, flags flying in the wind, palm breezes blowing, laundry drying in the wind, and someone taking a dog for a walk. A sign of true tranquility.
And this ends another day. Villefranche is a charming little town nestled against the hillside over looking the bay between Nice and Monte Carlo. An unforgettable experience.
Yes, the pace was much slower and offered us a restful atmosphere.
YIKES! We're almost at the end of our tour. It's time to slow things down...