We were just chatting about our trip when we realised, if you include our visits to Port Vendre, Leucate, Gruissan, Narbonne Plage, Valras Plage, Cap d'Agde and the list goes on, that we have pretty much visited the entire French Mediterranean coastline from Spain to Italy.
So then the question begs.... were we disappointed by any of the places we have been to? The honest answer is absolutely not, there are differences as you travel such a long distance, changing scenery, terrain and pebbles that turn into golden sand and back again. But one thing they all shared in common was the beautiful blue Mediterranean, which never disappoints, and glorious sunny weather. How lucky are we to be able to visit such a fabulous coastline to the extent we have.
The photograph above, as I am sure many people will know, is Monaco and this was the furthest east we travelled on our trip. We stayed for the day, had lunch near the famous Casino, walked the full length of it and then got on the mini-train for a guided tour. It really is a fabulous place and a city that would impress anyone, so well worth the visit.
After Villefranche, we went around the coast to Antibes, then Cannes before driving the Corniche coastal route back to St Rapheal and then Port Grimaud for one more night in the Caravan where we had spent a few days after our camping nights in Cassis. You can get a water taxi from Port Grimaud to St Tropez, which is a lovely way to visit and gets you off the very busy roads of the Cote d'Azure. But despite the traffic, driving the coastal roads of the Cote d'Azure is a delight and a must do at least once for everyone who loves France.
So what I have I learned from our trip? Mostly that I want to do it again and next time I want to start at the Spanish border and drive all the way to the Italian border using the coastal route all the way. Then I will be able to say I have visited the entire French Mediterranean coastline rather than virtually all of it.
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