Nice and the Cote d’Azur, France, 2018

I love France. The city of Nice holds a special place in my heart because it was where I spent six weeks in the summer of 1969 with the Arvengas family, and where I met my friend Raoul. I had not returned since that wonderful summer until June of 2018, when I was able to see a new Nice, with some of the old still hanging on, visit the house where I stayed so many years ago, and drive into the Alpes-Maritime for the first time. It’s worth a visit, and is even better in the off-months of May and June when the crowds have not swelled to unbearable levels. If you travel in Europe at all, don’t miss this beautiful part of the world.