The EPIC Journey Begins!

We woke up this morning at 7:30 AM. The bells from the church clocktower rang twice every hour, and once every half hour all day and night. I can see the clocktower while lying on my bed and looking out the window.

For breakfast I ate croissants, and toasted baguette slices with butter and plum jam. I also drank orange juice and tea.

Today, we begin a hiking adventure. We will walk from La Brigue all the way back to Menton on the Mediterranean coast, which will take about a week, staying the nights at various towns along the way. Below is a map of the approximate route:

An approximate route from La Brigue to Menton

The hike will be a wonderful way to experience this south eastern area of France along the Italian border.

We started our walk near the Mirval Hotel and went the wrong way. 😮 Then, we went the right way and took the path out of La Brigue, and walked along the side of the valley towards Ste-Dalma de Tende.

A last look at La Brigue
A last look at La Brigue
Looking back at where we’ve gone

It was still mid-morning when we came to the town of Ste-Dalma de Tende. We walked across the river and through the town. There are lots of flowers like wild irises.

The town of Ste-Dalmas de Tende
The town of Ste-Dalmas de Tende
Buildings and terraces in Ste-Dalmas de Tende
Buildings and terraces in Ste-Dalmas de Tende
Houses and gardens near the river
Houses and gardens near the river