Antibes and Cannes

A bit more of the same in Antibes and Cannes. The key difference is they have sand beaches instead of the stones in Nice and Monaco, so would be better for kids in summer.

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Kristiaans best day in Nice

There is a nice playground at the top of the castle site in Nice. Guess who saw it first…

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Nice morning

A great way to start the day: Stroll along the azur blue sea to the castle hill for astonishing views of Nice. See the flower market from the top and the luxury yachts arriving in the port. In the far distance along the coastline lays Antibes, the destination for this afternoon.

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Food in France (5)

Back in Nice late with a tired small boy, so we went for something easy, but delicious! – at LA VOIX DE SON MAITRE

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En dan komt de flits

(there is the flash) is what Kristiaan likes to say, unfortunately it also meant a thunderstorm in Monaco. We just made it to the car before the serious rain started….

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Kristiaan en de kanonskogels

Why canon balls are so funny? The moment Kristiaan got out of the stroller he sat and climbed on them, even asked us to make photos…. :? :-D

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Monaco Harbour

Expensive cars we have in Shanghai as well (even in our block) but this many $$$$$ of yachts…..

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Monaco GP

What Monaco has and the others don’t, is its Grand Prix. It is end of next month, but preparations are already on the way. Including a lot of road closures and one way streets. Can they add a GP map and a non-GP map to the navigation? Drove three circles… ☺

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Pit boxes

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Harbour chicane

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Main stand

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Would the Royal family drive their Fiat around the track?

Monaco, or HK or Macau

Small streets, steep slopes, well maintained… Small, wealthy and a good climate, actually the differences between the three small states are not that big.

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Food in France (4)

Lunchtime…. guess who had the best food… indeed the Tartine with apple of Kristiaan. – at Le Nid d’Aigle

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Le Jardin Botanique d’Èze

The main reason why most people visit Eze… overlooking the village and thus giving breathtaking views of La Mediterranee.

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Village perche: Eze

A medieval village on the top of the cliffs. Great stop on the way to Monaco. Just see how high it sits… We drive up by car now, how did they go up that high so many years ago?

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Clear water bay

Nope, not in in HK, but in Villefrache sur Mer.
A great start for the trip to Eze and Monaco today.

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Going for a morning swim

It wasn’t me!

This is what we spotted when we woke up this morning. Did he see us too?

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Food in France (3)

No haute quisine for us this trip, but excellent brasserie food! – Beef Stew and Angus steak at Caffe Bianco

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