The village is perched about 1300 feet above sea level. It made the list as "one of the most beautiful villages of France. Entering through the main gate is like a walk back in time 200 years with all the characteristics of a "perched village" like narrow cobblestone streets, hidden passages, a high wall encompassing the entire place making it easily defensible against pirates and invaders.
From Coaraze we drove back down the mountain stopping in Contes for lunch. Then we were off to Menton on the coast. This city is a modern seaside "French Riviera" vacation spot complete with traffic congested, tall $$$ condos and thousands of sunbathers. We luckily found a place to park and walked down the boardwalk. After an ice cream we headed back to Vence via Monte Carlo. We'll save that for another day. Later, WW
|Lunch on the beach|
|Monte Carlo yacht fleet|