So after the half an hour of driving i did the night before, i wasn’t really looking forward to this day, as the plan was for a full day of driving – Aix En Provence to Saint-Tropez, Saint-Raphael, Cannes and finally arriving in Nice.
So the plan was a bit fluid. Depending on how comfortable i felt driving, we were either going to do go straight to Nice on the motorway (easy) or take the tourist road through all of the above mentioned places (hard). Thankfully we had an hour on the motorway up front anyway, and that helped a lot because it made me more comfortable. The speed limit on the motorway was 130kph too which was kinda cool. What it did mean was that cars actually stayed as far right as they could, so you didn’t get any dickheads sitting in the outer lane like you do in Adelaide.
Anyway, with my newfound confidence, we decided to take the tourist road, and I’m glad we did, some of the scenery was amazing. In some places it reminded me what it would be like if you moved Scotland to a place that was a lot warmer. In each of the towns we stopped, we basically tried to stop and have a little coffee or lunch and then get going.
Breakfast in Aix En Provence before we left. Whilst croissants are nice, i honestly wouldn’t mind if i didn’t see another one for a few years after we get back. No hot breakfasts in Europe either really.
View in St Tropez
One of the smaller boats that we saw on the French Riviera!
I think this is near Saint-Raphael
VW Passat. Not a bad car actually
Cannes. In a lot of these towns it was pretty hard to find where the best parking spot was. In cannes we chose wrong and ended up being near a port, no real beach or anything. So we just sat down near the guys playing Boules and ate our lunch.