A few months back, we read an article about this teeny tiny town just west of Nice that was a charming little mideval gem, tucked away in the hills of the French Riviera. It immediately went on the list of 'to be explored'. We only have a short time in Nice, so we really had to pack it in. Off we went!
With a quick Google search we found that is was not far at all from where we're staying - boom, consider it done. Here is where the story gets really fun. Heed my warning, fellow travelers: The Google tells you NOTHING about elevation climbs. You can probably guess where this story is going. We got off the train and found ourselves staring up a mountainside... dressed like we were ready for a lovely stroll along the promenade. ::shaking my head::
But we're not quitters! So we hiked. Remember when I told you about the impressive 60 floor climb to the second platform of the Eiffel Tower? That was nothing. Today, we hiked 130 floors to Eze. It was glorious, albeit a little tough on the hips. That article was right, the town was absolutely adorable and so fun to walk around. A quick trip to the pharmacy, I scored some ibuprofen and am back to good again.
After a day of all this accidental hiking, you'd think we'd had enough, but then we decided it would be a good idea to walk home from Nice proper, to old town where we're staying in Villefranche Sur-Mer, approximately 5.5 more miles of hills and ocean views. Great views but our feet were le tired!
Today called for one killer dinner by the water, with extra wine. Thank you, Nice. It's been lovely.