Day 13 – Cannes

Posted on July 9, 2017

Step out, step out of the sun if you keep getting burned.

A home cooked breakfast today once again, before heading out for a nice long walk on the beach, on La Croisette (a popular long street stretching along the coast). I opted not to lug around my camera and gear bag during the walk, so no photos to show, but was nice not to have that extra weight.

We also stopped into a cafe for a drink and some desserts, as it had started sprinkling a bit surprisingly. It didn’t last long though, and we continued our walk up the coast, before returning back to the apartment mid-afternoon.

After a rest and a late lunch/early dinner, we headed back out, going to Le Suquet, which is the old part of Cannes – cobblestone roads, older architecture and at the top of the hill, giving great panoramic views of the city. We walked around a bit, stopped at a cafe for snack and a drink.

Then it was back up the hill to look over the bay, watching the sun set over the city.

Day 17 – Paris

Posted on July 16, 2014

At Notre-Dame the sections are prepared! At Rue de Bac they’re straining at the leash!

Today we got to sleep in which was nice. We had a homemade breakfast and got a late start to the day. Unfortunately the others wanted to go to La Fayette (a shopping centre) all day, so the day didn’t start too happily.

We had to walk to the Metro to take a train to the shopping centre and on the way we stopped at the Pont des Arts bridge (where people put “love padlocks”). There are thousands of them.

After the walk, we got the train to the shopping centre and had to trail behind as others shopped. Quite boring, but had some lunch and dessert which helped.

On the way back from the shopping centre, we stopped into Notre-Dame Cathedral and took a look inside. There are quite a lot of stained-glass windows which are cool. You can also climb to the top, but that section had closed by the time we got there. Didn’t take many photos today, but here’s a few from Notre-Dame.

After leaving there, we headed back to the apartment (taking the longest route possible) and rested for a short time before heading out to dinner.

The restaurant served steak and you chose only how you wanted it cooked. It also came with fries and a “special secret sauce”. It was quite nice, and they brought you more after you finished. Also got some dessert; creme brulee and profiteroles.

After dinner, we headed back and here we are. Tomorrow we are going to the Louvre which should be tiring and delightful.