0630 Swimming in the French Riviera (Fra 079â€”new)
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Thereâ€™s a popular walkway along the coast of the peninsula to Cap Jean de Ferrat, passing luxury bayside homes with their own little boat harbour in the basement. I find one half built one that is abandoned, and head down to explore itâ€¦
The path twists along the coastline until we finally reach the
I decide to take my clip in a courtyard overlooking the harbour with an American flag waving in the backgroundâ€¦ I donâ€™t know if itâ€™s there to welcome tourist, or if it has some significanceâ€¦ so weâ€™ll just imagine.
Iâ€™d enjoy hiking through the forest all the way to the tip of the peninsulaâ€¦ but this is my last day, so I really need to cram in a few more towns.
On my way back I follow the Villefranche bay on the other side this time. The weather is way to chilly for swimming, and the water feels like ice, but it wouldnâ€™t feel right to leave the French Riviera without a swim in these beautiful turquoise waters. And so I find a discreet spot and step into the water creating an unforgettable moment, swimming in view of luxury homes and sailboats, an ancient medieval village and a cruise ship docked not to far awayâ€¦
Iâ€™ll admit I donâ€™t stay in the water very long, but hey, at least I can say I swam in the sea of the French Riviera.