We’d been talking about having a real “R & R” day since all that running around in Burgundy and yesterday, we did just that. Friends from Chicago (fellow bloggers and France lovers) who are staying in Nice this week came up to Sainte-Agnès today for a visit to see the town, have lunch, and check out the cottage (they’re vacation home renters, too.)
In the morning, we walked around town, picked up a couple things from the one grocery store in town and checked out which of the 3 restaurants would be open for lunch since we had some conflicting info. Here’s the view, looking down at the coast and the A8 highway:
Before you know it, it was time to meet our new friends at the bus stop. We walked over to the Le Logis Sarrasin and had a nice lunch of pizza, calzones and pasta. Here I am (with company) along with my lunch. It was maybe my first experience with a “doggie bag” in France, but I would imagine that’s fairly common at pizza joints.
Selfie with Gus & Becky on the cottage terrace. A nice visit with very nice folks! I have a feeling our paths will cross again in France. 🙂
And then we found ourselves with a chunk of the afternoon free in Sainte- Agnès so we checked out the Fort. These next few pics are for anyone out there sick of flowers, food & views.
I would not recommend this to anyone even mildly claustrophobic. I got a little creeped out after awhile. The last pic is of a 135mn howitzer – one of six big guns in the Fort. (And Tom had to dictate that last sentence to me because I have no clue what I’m talking about.)
It was very interesting. The self-guided English language tour came with a warning that the translation was directly off the internet! Needless to say, parts of it were quite amusing.
We then followed the signs we’d seen to the chateau ruins. How far can it be? Well, as it turned out, about 300 feet straight up! What a workout!
Here are the rooftops of Sainte-Agnès – that’s right, the rooftops – along with the chateau ruins, literally in the clouds.
After that impromptu hike, we deserved a pre-dinner snack (Pecorino Toscano that we bought in Italy) – and I’m proud to say, Day 19 of bubbles:
Dinner was cèpes and herb-cheese ravioli with a champagne-leek sauce (gorgeous leeks from the market) & roasted green beans, served with the wine we picked up in Italy.
After dinner, we took our glasses of wine to the window. It had finally cleared up!