Blogs from Bandol, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France, Europe


Europe » France » Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur » Bandol June 27th 2018

On Sunday we arrived in Bandol, France, a small city on the coast of the Mediterranean known mainly for it’s wine. We decided to forgo a formal tour and tour the city on our own. It is a very small town with mostly shopping and restaurants right on the ocean. After looking around a little, we settled into a sea side bistro. We ordered a local wine and a beautiful pot of mussels, and we were really surprised at the quality of the wine. Very soft and flavorful. Had to take a picture of the bottle to see if I can order some back in the states. Monday we moved into Spain, to Palamos, another small city on the coast. We had previously signed up for a bicycle tour which promised we would cycle by beaches ... read more
Bandol, France
Fine wine
Ready to ride

Europe » France » Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur » Bandol June 15th 2011

After last night’s thunderstorm in the mountains around Grasse and the forecast of light rain in Monaco it looked like our plans for the day might need modifying. But as the sun rose and the temperature climbed our hopes for a great day soared. Driving in this part of the world can be a scary business. The roads can be narrow, many sharp corners to be negotiated and the need to share the road with all manner of vehicles and drivers. We took the N7 road through Nice to the town of Villefranche-sur-Mer that had the wonderful little beach we discovered yesterday. The drive down to the beach involved countless hairpin bends, a quick tour through the remains of the old castle and a drive-by of the cafe where we had lunch yesterday. The temperature was ... read more
Motorway in Italy

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