I thought I would give an update on my plans for the France trip. I've detailed some of it under the France category but I haven't pulled it all together in a single post. Kim and Pauline have both asked about it.
Aug 30 - Fly to Nice
I'm flying via Amsterdam to Nice France. I'll be spending two nights in Nice before I start my French classes. I will be staying at Hotel Les Cigales . It looks nice and had good reviews on Trip Advisor.. It will be a little bit away from the tram construction but within easy access to pedestrian area and Vieux Nice.
Sept 2 - 27 - Institut de Francais - Villefranche sur Mer
I will be taking French lessons at Institut de Francais in Villefranche sur Mer. I've have an apartment through the school and I will check in Sunday before classes start. It will be a studio apartment. I won't be able to see it before so I hope it is nice.
Sept 28 - Nice or Villefranche sur Mer
G will arrive and we will be in a hotel before we move to Menton. I haven't decided if I will stay in Nice or Villefranche sur Mer.
Sept 29 - Oct 5 - Menton
I found this apartment right on the harbor in Menton.. The owner has been so helpful. She sent me a lot of information on the apartment and what to do in the area. We plan to visit the gardens of the Riviera and Menton is the garden city of the Riviera. There are several gardens right in the city and nearby is Hanbury Gardens just across the border in Italy.
Oct 6 - Oct 12 - Lioux Luberon
We have not been to the Luberon area of Provence. We will be staying in the country at La Madeleine rental in a small hamlet near Lioux. We hope to do a little bit of hiking in addition to visiting the hill towns.
Oct 13 - Nice
One last night before our early flight back. We'll probably stay at the airport after dropping off the car.
A month more and I'm off.