Roughin’ It — In The French Riviera?

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

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Sure we probably all have a few million laying around to shell out for a thirty-foot yacht or private villa on the Côte d’Azur, but for those of us looking for a little connection to the land and a chance to escape our oh-so-glamorous lives, there are some breathtaking excursions through the little visited villages and paths in the mountains on the Italy/France border, as experienced in this article in the UK Times.

Five days after beginning his hike in La Brigue, one of the easternmost parts of France, the author finished in Ste-Agnès: “This time-battered village, where aged crones dangle their bloomers on the square and Monsieur Tibert dispenses wild boar and donkeys in his grimy trousers, stands just three miles inland from the richest strip of real estate in Europe. From mules to megayachts in one short stride. It’s irresistible.”

Irresistible indeed.

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