Randonnée dans l’Esterel

The last time we visited Nice I pretty much summed up the week-long trip in a single post, Une semaine à Nice, because that’s kind of how it felt—time just flew by. We kept comforting ourselves by saying it was just a preliminary trip, and that we’d come back to explore the things we missed.

Well, we’re back! And on the top of our mental list (besides exploring more of the Vieux Nice) was spending more time outside, in the natural environment. Chris was very keen to this, and found a whole stack of “rando” guides full of various hikes.

At the bottom of the Une semaine à Nice, there are two pictures I took driving along the Côte d’Azur where the stunning orange-red Massif de l’Esterel meets the sea. So on Tuesday we drove down to Théoule-sur-Mer and started hiking up toward some of the red rocks.

L'Esterel Park sign
L’Esterel Park sign in front of Rocher des Monges
Cork tree in L'Esterel
This is where cork comes from, the chêne-liège (cork oak)
Justin at Col de Trayas in L'Esterel Park
Yep, I hiked with a baguette sticking out of my backpack
View of L'Esterel Park
View of some of the orange (ochre) L’Esterel rocks
Stephanie hiking on Rocher des Monges
Great shot of Stephanie hiking up Rocher des Monges
View of Cannes and La Croisette from the top of Rocher des Monges
View of Cannes from the top of Rocher des Monges
View of Theoule from Rocher des Manges
Giant clouds behind part of Theoule

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