Wednesday, 4 July 2012

Le Tour Fondue to Antheor Plage

I've been enjoying myself so much that I've not taken many pictures on the itouch.
Le Tour Fondue is opposite a marine conservation area and it is a big dive centre. We were tempted to have a dive, but decided we needed to buy a mask and snorkel as ours were left at home in the loft. We didn't even consider packing them.

This is the best picture I have, but it shows that we have had the hammock up too.
Them we went to Ramatuelle which is on Pampalone beach by St Tropez. This was a mile or so of sand with private beaches, we found a lovely spot and went for a swim. The Aire here was ideally situated, but far too hot and no shade.

The coastline is stunning and the colour of the sea is hard to capture.

St Tropez was nothing like I expected, it was much smaller and very olde worlde with little cobbled streets and great restaurants. That is once you could see them hidden behind all the super yachts.

I loved it here and could have stayed a few extra days.
We then continued along the coast to stay near Antibes and then Villeneuve-Loubet Plage near Nice. We had big plans of driving to Monaco, but it is now far too busy and too hot.
We drove back trough Cannes and snapped a picture of the red carpet, but we are too high for most of the car parks. So we found a superb campsite a stones throw from the beach. It is just under the viaduct at Antheor.

This part of the coast is particularly stunning due to the red volcanic rock and the water is so clear that when snorkelling it was as good as some of the Caribbean dives I have done in the past.

Currently sat in a McDonalds waiting for a spoke on Tim's bike to be fixed!


  1. Ha! Can't believe you brought me back to earth by telling me you were in McDonald's at the end of the post. Get back to eating the moules!!

  2. Looks fab, especially compared to the Lancashire wet season.

    At least Tims stopped breaking libby and started on the bikes.

    See you soon.

  3. Jealous ??? No not us !! You are in for such a shock when you return to the winter we appear to be having in July !!!
    You pictures are amazing and I really like the pirate picnic in the boat (previous post).
    Nigel is on Prom duty tonight so I will send a photo through sooon....
    Take Care & Keep Safe xxxxx

  4. Gorgeous pics as usual. Still wishing we were there too after today's deluge of rain. Expected to come home to floods! Turned into a beautiful evening but not quite as nice as yours :o)
    Keep on having fun x

  5. Lovely pics! I wish I could be there, too. Or just anywhere with a beach and blue water ;-)

  6. Hi, just caught up on reading your blog and now am thoroughly depressed whilst looking at the rain through the window, it has brought back many happy memories of holidays in the south of France and Antibes is one of my fave places. Did you go to the Picasso museum overlooking the sea? You couldn't have picked a better time to escape blightly, somebody has forgotten to tell us it's summer here!!