Esterel – on the Côte d’Azur and away from the Côte d’Azur

Yesterday we wanted to go to the beach; an undertaking which is, as every French Riviera resident knows, a tricky business in July and August. Even the fact that it’s a week-day (Friday), and not in the weekend, does not make much of a difference during the peak season.

So we headed out a bit further, to the Esterel – a very old mountain range, right on the coast, just to the west of Cannes. The winding road that hugs the coast line provides magnificent views across the sea and red volcanic rocks.

We ended up a a little rocky inlet, with pebble beach, lined with Pine trees. And luckily there weren’t too many people.. the sea was a warm 25 degrees, sound of the crickets all around, the beautiful colour of the Mediterranean… ended up swimming for hours. Very relaxing, very much away from the hustle and bustle of the busy Côte d’Azur.

“Our” beach in the Esterel
View from the road
Pine trees, crickets, deep blue sea, warm sunshine…

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