Nice july 11th

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Last stop – the musée océanographique de Monaco. We saw an octopus, piranhas, and the little fish from Finding Nemo! We even got to pet a shark. Next time, we’ll be back to Monaco in a Ferrari!

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La belle vue! The famed port of Monaco.

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After visiting the prince’s palace we explored the winding streets of Monaco and took in the amazing view from high above Le port de Monaco.

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Direction: Monte Carlo! Today we went to Monaco. A quick train trip and we were in another country!

Nice July 10th

Picnic time

A delicious picnic in the shade before visiting the Matisse museum in Cimiez. Camembert and Boursin cheese, baguettes, fresh fruit and Petit beurre cookies – fantastique! We planned on the beach afterwards but weren’t counting on the rain!

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One more group picture at the beautiful monastery gardens in the hills of Cimiez before running for the bus! 🙂

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Here comes the rain!

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The stunning musée matisse against the colors of the côté d’azur that he loved so much.

Nice July 7th & 8th

Working hard!

Working hard!

Tamara spoke only French, so we learned lots of new cooking terms

Fun at the beach

Cooking class

Tamara spoke only French – we learnt lots of new French cooking terms

Cooing class

Enjoying the cooking class

On Monday we did water sports on Sporting Plage with our Azurlingua friends. There was some momentary rain, but it was amazing to parasail high above the sea and see fish and other sea life.

Watch out, Julia Child! Today we had a cooking lesson from Tamara Gréboval, in her atelier overlooking the Med. Tamara was a contestant on Masterchef, and is quite famous in France. We made fondant au chocolat avec la sauce caramel salée.  Needless to say – it was amazing!

Nice July 6th

Today we took the train to nearby Cannes and had a great day on the sandy beaches of Cannes, very different from the rocky beaches in Nice! We packed a nice picnic and ate on the beach and spent hours swimming and relaxing in the sun. We also got to see hand prints of famous stars like Julie Andrews and Sharon Stone along la Croisette – site of the famous Cannes film festival.

Enjoying a picnic on the beach

Enjoying a picnic on the beach

Marina & Valentina on La Croisette

Marina & Valentina on La Croisette

Picnic supplies - French style!

Picnic supplies – French style!

The beautiful beaches of Cannes

The beautiful beaches of Cannes

Nice July 5th

Today, after a long bus ride we had a great afternoon in the beautiful town of Saint-Tropez. We saw yachts in the port and then enjoyed the beautiful views of the Mediterranean Sea. We also found an outdoor market in the center of town and bought some great souvenirs and gifts. Tomorrow we’re off to Cannes for some time at the beach!

 

Port of St. Tropez

Port of St. Tropez

Sailboats in the port of St. Tropez

Sailboats in the port of St. Tropez

Relaxing by the beach!

Relaxing by the beach!