Saturday, November 12, 2011

Nice & Avignon, France

Day 7 - August 16th
Similar to every day on this trip, we had an early start on the train to make our way from Genoa, Italy to Nice, France.  After a day of intense hiking, it was nice to relax on the train and enjoy the beautiful coastal views as we made our way through the last of the Italian Riviera and into the French Riviera.

Our first destination when we arrived?  Crepes, of course!  Our mouths were watering as we ordered - crepes with lemon & sugar and banana & nutella.  After inhaling the deliciousness, we walked around and enjoyed the old city of Nice.

Second stop?  Gelato!!  Luckily enough, Nice is close to the Italian border and carries on the tradition of yummy gelato.

Day 8 - August 17th
One of my favorite parts of Nice was the market.  They had everything imaginable - fresh fruit, flowers, breads and more!  We packed our bags with breakfast / lunch and made our way to the beach where we enjoyed a couple hours on the French Riviera.

That afternoon, we strapped on our backpacks and made our way west and a little north to a quaint, charming town called Avignon.  This little city is bordered by medieval walls and is often referred to as the City of the Popes as it was once the capital of the Catholic church.

Pont de Benezet

Day 9 - August 18th
This picture is for my uncles sport the brand "Carhartt" - they always joke how they can't wear this brand anymore because it has been trendy.  Looks like it has made it's way to France!

Back on the train - making our way to Barcelona!!