I took a narrow gauge train ride from Nice and gently climbed north north through villages until we came to the enchanting town of Entreveaux.
Entreveaux rests at the base of a rocky mountain with the river Var snaking around it. Weathered pine, flowers and shrubs of anise spring from the stoney terrain all around while above a fortress silently watches and guards her.
We had a lunch of delicious crêpes in the town before our climb to the citadel looming above.
The path to the top of the fortress is steep and long with beautiful views of the valley and gorge beyond.
The castle is in great shape with formidable views. The day was warm, bright and so comfortable that my fellow Canadian A.I.R. resident and I lingered and explored the entire ediface from top to it’s subterranean depths.
After a glass of Pernod ( an anise flavored liquore ) at a cafe in the town below we were ready to board the train for the return back. This was a lovely unforgettable trip.