Summer is here and with the temperature shooting skywards it is refreshing and relaxing to take a swim in a river, in one of the many beautiful spots the region has to offer for nature swimmers.
I went to my favourite haunt: the Sign river near Tanneron (drop me a line if you want to know the exact spot, we’ve got to keep it a secret!).
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Between May 10th and 13th, Grasse is transformed into a garden of Eden , filled with roses of all possible kinds and colours. The Queen of Flowers parades through the city in a stunning procession of beautifully decorared floats.
Between Monaco and the Menton, very close to the Italian border, lies Roquebrune-Cap-Martin.
You can walk around the entire perimeter, enjoying beautiful views over the Mediterranean, and, in this case, on the city of Monaco.
The most recent time I did this walk was in late April; weather was a bit blustery, not too hot, so perfect weather for a relatively easy walk.
This walk takes about an hour, although you can go as slow as you like, soaking up the views, enjoying the panoramas as you go along.
On the western side you have splendid views of Monaco, on the easter side you’ll be able to see the city of Menton.
Below a few pictures I shot while on a Sunday morning walk a few days ago, near Coursegoules, not far from Greolières.
Recommended as a relatively easy walk (from the village of Coursegoules up to the “Col de Coursegoules”, from where you have a nice view on the Alps in the north, about 1 hour up hill); or for a picnic, or just to sit down, enjoy the views and warm October sunshine…