Last week's rains lasted only a couple of days, and this Saturday we woke up to clear blue skies. The temperature was a mere 10C in the early morning and I commiserated with the boulangère at the corner shop on how chilly it has gotten. We're getting spoiled beyond belief!
T'was a perfect day for a hike in the nearby Estérel Mountains. If you're ever near Cannes or Fréjus, or anywhere in between, make a bold move - escape the crowds and come ramble in the cork-oak woods and the grand rocky pitons of the Estérel. You won't regret it. Until then, here are a few pics:
The loop from the Parking lot ahead of the "Cap Roux" sign to the Rocher St.Barthélémy and back is just over 3 kilometers (0.62 mile). It's a paved road blocked to motorized traffic, but open to pedestrians and bikers. To reach it from Agay, take the D100 road at the Agay roundabout. Head inland for 1.5 km and turn right into the Estérel Mountain road just after the "Mas du Rastel" campground. Continue beyond the forester's house (Maison de Gratadis), going right and down, then over a cement ford, back up and zigzag your way to an intersection. Turn right at the sign "Rocher St.Barthélémy" and park where the road ends.