Category: Trips

Trip to the Var: Part I

I believe I may have mentioned that my Officer in Charge of Drinks has been purchasing wine online. His most recent acquisitions were a selection of rosé wines from the neighbouring Var. During the summer, there’s nothing nicer at the weekend than quaffing a… Continue Reading “Trip to the Var: Part I”

Visit to Musée national du Sport, Nice

To be honest, we’d long intended to visit this museum but, despite it being close to OGC Nice’s Allianz stadium, we never seemed to find the time to pop in. This was finally rectified last November, when we were invited by friends to attend… Continue Reading “Visit to Musée national du Sport, Nice”

Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins

In yesterday’s post about our recent trip to Mougins, I wrote we couldn’t recall the last time we’d visited. We frequently ride past the village, but it was only once I’d looked into the “newish” museum, the Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins (MACM), and… Continue Reading “Musée d’Art Classique de Mougins”

Trip to Mougins

Mougins is without doubt one of the loveliest places to visit on the French Riviera. Only 15 minutes by car from Cannes, this charming medieval village is set among pines, olives and cyprus trees, and surrounded by forests. As soon as you arrive, the… Continue Reading “Trip to Mougins”

Trip to Biot

We’ve been much enjoying pottering about in our own back garden, so to speak, and taking the time to visit places we regularly cycle past but haven’t visited for a while. One such place is Biot. Founded by Celts, invaded by Romans, taken over… Continue Reading “Trip to Biot”

Trip to Eze village

We’ve recently been enjoying revisiting some of our favourite local villages. I first visited Eze, both the resort beside the sea (Eze sur Mer) and its ancient perched village, with a French girlfriend. New to the area, every Thursday, we would gird our loins… Continue Reading “Trip to Eze village”

Trip to Gourdon

Ascension Day is a French Bank Holiday and this year the weather was glorious, tempting us to take time out. We don’t usually “take” these days off but my beloved decided we should go out for a picnic. This rather caught me on the… Continue Reading “Trip to Gourdon”

One from the vaults: Postcard from Piedmont

I’m still dipping into my archives for those posts which feature trips to the Giro d’Italia. This one’s from the more recent May 2017 edition. This past week-end, we went back to Italy to watch a couple more stages of 100th Giro d’Italia and… Continue Reading “One from the vaults: Postcard from Piedmont”

Trip to Tourrettes sur Loup

We’ve previously visited, La Colle sur Loup, Saint-Paul de Vence, Vence and our next stop is Tourrettes sur Loup, a village we regularly ride through. It has a large natural spring where we can fill our bidons (drinks bottles). Typically, in summer we’ll ride… Continue Reading “Trip to Tourrettes sur Loup”

Trip to Musée National Henri Matisse, Nice

The Musée Matisse is part of a vast heritage complex in Cimiez that includes the Roman arenas and ruins, a garden with hundred-years old olive trees, as well as the Cimiez monastery. Henri Matisse (1869 to 1954) is considered by many to be the… Continue Reading “Trip to Musée National Henri Matisse, Nice”