We came from Seattle, Sacramento, and Chicago. We flew through O’Hare, JFK, and Frankfurt, with surprising and stunning views of the Alps sticking up through the clouds.
We arrived at almost the same time in Nice, even though we were scheduled to arrive an hour apart. Nice welcomed us with sunny skies laced with a light wind for the start of our glorious adventure.
We were met by our tour guide, Philip Haslett of Unique Provence Travel, and our driver, Bernard.
Our beautiful Mercedes bus was brand new and we traveled in stylish comfort to our first stop in France — the rest area and comfort station!
Since we were on a mission to get to the first planned activity, a tour of Marcel Pagnol sites, we had asked Philip to provide a quick lunch — perhaps even a picnic. Our first lunch was totally Philip, and totally charming with our “bits and bobs” picnic.