Exploring Europe – Juan-les-Pins

We caught a train from Nice to Juan-les-Pins. The train system in Europe is just a dream to use. We walked around the corner to our hotel, the Ibis Styles, and the weather was so beautiful that we dropped our luggage and practically ran to the beach.

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The beach was SO CROWDED. We took a dip and soaked up some sun before we decided it was time for a quick look around. Then it was time for cocktails by the beach, quick outfit change, more cocktails, FIFA game, more cocktails, dinner on the beach. Literally on the beach. The sand was between my toes the whole time. The food was delicious. Matt and I shared two mains of salmon and duck.

We spent the entire next day at a beach with day beds, drink service and beach restaurant. We ate some delicious sea food. Matt got a foot massage and we both spent the day soaking up the sun, sand and sea.

Our last full day in Juan-les-Pins we rented bicycles to ride to Antibes. We had big plans!

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We got distracted a little by French men playing boule. My dad loves this game, and it was fun to watch.

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We cruised there slowly (much to Matt’s complaint, he loves to cycle for sport), and the first thing we did was hit a local market and grab some food to set us over before we started exploring.

Afterwards we hit the Picasso Museum. The small alleyways to get there were super cute. Once we were in the museum we weren’t allowed to take any pictures, but it was lovely to see some of his more obscure work.

We then went to an absinthe bar. It was a gorgeous underground basement bar with old school memorabilia on the walls. We got two types of absinthe and decided to share it… but Matt downed it far faster than I ever could… and he enjoyed it more than me too.

We decided it was probably time to cruise back to Juan-les-Pins… but first, cake!

We then rode back to return the bikes before the store closed. A great last day in the area!

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