France · 8 Days · 15 Moments · October 2015

Karen's odyssey through France

10 October 2015

We bus it to the beautiful hilltop village of Saint Paul de Vence. An art gallery at every bend of the winding streets with little shops in between. After lunch and an ice cream we head back to Nice and walk along the boardwalk. Kenny dips his feet on the Mediterranean.

9 October 2015

We arrive in Nice via train. Less hectic to board this time but an adventure nonetheless since we have to haul our luggage up the steps. It's all uphill this week! Dinner at Oliveros with our new friend Hadim the owner
French lessons of Love❤️

8 October 2015

An unbelievable five star meal for our last dinner with way too much wine!
Picnic lunch in the winery and the it's off to the Marquis de Sade castle now owned by Pierre Cardin.
Our hotel is overlooking the vineyards. The we're off to ride to Rousillion uphill again to the beautiful hilltop town. Farmers market today

7 October 2015

The Top
Today our day started started with Mt. Ventoux in our sites. The Tour de France route up hill Climbing climbing climbing. 8, 9, 10% grades up the mountain. Nearing the top the the clouds surround us as the wind is blowing brutally and the temperature drops so that our fingertips are numb. It's hard to steer the bikes as we ascend into the face of the wind. 11% with still another kilometer. Courage. Determined we climb bit as steady as before. We push on. Courage

6 October 2015

Too tired to post yesterday so here are our pics from the beautiful hotel and our dinner last night

5 October 2015

Through the Countryside... Up the hills... Roman ruins....41 miles...another great day. A little wine tasting. Bon!

4 October 2015

A perfect first day riding through the countryside after wine tasting. We end up at Chateau de Massillan a converted castle as our hotel.

3 October 2015

Dinner c'est magnifique Restaurant L'Epuisette
Marseille by day

2 October 2015

View from our room
Landed in Marseille. Let the adventure begin!