Mini Adventure in Cannes

I caught the train from Montpellier to Cannes to meet some old friends from blighty.  Had fun and games trying to find le gare in Montpellier; poor dad he had to put up with three women giving him directions (mum, me and Lily the sat nav).

Return of the squat

The return of the squat :oS

It was a lovely journey to Cannes; the last stretch was very pretty as the rail track hugs the coastline.  Can you believe my train fare (102 Euros approximately £82) was almost the same as my friends Easyjet deal (£90) – how does that work? :oS

My friend and I in Mougins

My friend and I in Mougins

I stayed at Hôtel Alnéa, a great boutique hotel in the heart of Cannes, that I would highly recommend.  It was heaven sleeping in a real bed, since the last week I have been kipping on a blow up mattress in the awning.

Lavender at Mougins

Lavender at Mougins

I had a great few days with my friends: catching up on gossip; sitting in restaurants, eating lots of yummy French food and people watching; seeing how the other half live in Cannes with its stoopidly expensive designer stores and yachts; and a small adventure to Mougins, an old picturesque hilltop village.

Washing Line in Mougins

Washing Line in Mougins

To get to Mougins catch bus 600 from outside Cannes train startion to Val de Mougins, costs 1 Euros each way.  From there it’s a short uphill walk to the village, pick up a map from an information office.  Thanks to my friend’s great navigational skills, we had a scenic tour around Lidl’s car park and trampled through many stingy nettles. :oS

Walking at Mougins

Walking more directly back to the bus stop

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