Thursday 10th March 2011
Left Paris in the morning, got the TGV down to Nice, and from there a short bus ride to the village of Eze, where we'd be staying at the Chateau Chevre d'Or.
Cote d'Azur March 2011
Breakfast at the Hotel Terminus next to the Gare de Lyon in Paris.
The Gare de Lyon in the morning, as we popped out after breakfast to buy supplies from a nearby supermarket.
...and again 20 minutes later, after we'd checked out.
On the TGV just as it was about to leave the Gare de Lyon.
Later on during our journey, probably somewhere near Aix-en-Provence. This picture illustrates we're on a duplex train.
A somewhat spartan lunch - bread and cheese. Was pleased to find Leerdammer in a French supermarket, which even in France is labelled as being made with a vegetarian rennet.
Chie in our luxurious first class seats, in constrast somewhat to our very basic lunch.
In the buffet car, as the train passed through a tunnel.
In Nice now, as we somewhat frantically dashed about trying to find where the bus to Eze went from. The Gare Routiere was closed for redevelopment.
...and now in Eze. Here's the gardens on the way into the Chateau de la Chevre d'Or, filled with animal sculptures.
Chie in the bar at the Chateau de la Chevre d'Or, where we had a welcome drink and a slice of cake.
The balcony in our room, overlooking the Mediterranean and the Cap-Ferrat.
More pictures of our balcony, which I was clearly rather excited about!
The view in the opposite direction from our room.
Looking inwards to our room - like the train this was a duplex, the bathroom was on a lower floor.
Taking a late afternoon / early evening stroll around the hotel gardens.
There's the swimming pool - we (or I, to be more precise) actually had a swim in this later on.
Looking down through the gardens.
The hotel cat.
What a hard life.
More of the gardens...
Lots of cactii.
You can actually see some azur in the bay down below, even at this time of year.
Some pictures of the village of Eze itself, it's really rather special.
Eze by night, on our way down to dinner.
Dinner at Le Pinnochio, an Italian restaurant at the base of Eze, which was full of American tourists.
Back to our room by way of the hotel gardens.