#13: Cote d’Azur And Paris

View from our house on the outskirts of Nice, France in the Cote d'Azur
View from our house on the outskirts of Nice, France. Photo: J. Chung

5 women. 5 carry on bags. Two flights and we arrive in Nice, France.

Promenade des Anglais, Nice, France in the Cote d'Azur
Promenade des Anglais, Nice, France. Photo: J. Chung

Also known as the Riviera, the Cote d’Azur has the rich, the sunbathing and the money. But there is much more……

  • Grasse: perfumeries
  • St. Paul de Vence: cobblestone streets and art
  • Eze: cactus gardens overlooking the Mediterranean
  • Monaco: the yachts and casinos in Monte Carlo
  • Corniche: windy roads high above the Mediterranean


Food: salad nicoise, seafood, ratatouille, tapenade, and ailoi (like garlic mayo)

Wines: rose and Cotes de Provence

Then back in Paris, we shop, and shop, and shop! Great streets to “lecher les vitrines” (window shop):

  • Champs Elysee (Givenchy, Chanel, Louis Vuitton, Cartier)
  • Faubourg Saint-Honoré District (Hermes, Lanvin, Lancome)
  • Blvd Haussmann (Galeries Lafayette, Printemps)
  • Avenue de Montaigne (Chanel, Dior, Bulgari, Valentino)

    Avenue Montaigne, Paris, France.
    Avenue Montaigne, Paris, France. Photo: J. Chung
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