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The beach at Menton

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Notice that no one is swimming. This is due to the invasion of meduse (jellyfish) that arrived, unseasonably, in August.
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We took a promenade by the harbour.
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Nick made a business call under a palm tree.
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Our main goal in Menton was to visit the Jean Cocteau museum. We learned about Cocteau on our 2003 trip to Paris.
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The museum is in a 17th century fort; Cocteau supervised the restoration himself.
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Cocteau is buried outside the Bastion.
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Cocteau's 1948 work, Judith et Holopherne, was praised by Matisse as being the most important 20th centurty tapestry.
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Nick ouside the Cocteau museum. The faun mosaic is pebbled.
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Our star purchase on this trip - an original lithograph by Cocteau, La Palette, 1952. A naked man in the sun, holding a martini. Perfect.
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Also in Menton is this marriage hall, designed by Cocteau in 1957-8.
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Everything in the hall, from the frescos to the prickly pear lamps, chairs, and faux panther skin rugs, was designed by Cocteau
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This mural showed jilted girlfriends, a disapproving mother-in-law, and other fascinating wedding attendants.
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On the way back from Menton, we stopped in Nice and took this photo.

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Parisian landmarks
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Seen at the bookstalls along the Seine. He accepts Visa.
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Eating the city's best ice cream, from Bertillon on the Ile St Louis
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On the Pont Neuf
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My book of naughty Cocteau drawings
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The Statue of Liberty torch replica on Alma Bridge (now a memorial to Princess Diana, whose car crashed there).
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'Baguettes magique' at a Marais bakery
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At Le Gai Moulin, we had a bottle of 1998 wine (the year we met) to go with our meal.
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Outside the beach hut near the volleyball court. See photos of volleyball players in action from 2005.
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At the Place de la Concorde
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Lying on the plage (beach). It rained a lot later that day.
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The plage at night. The theme this year was Polynesia.
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We visited the Museum of Magic on a rainy morning.
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This plaque was outside the school of medicine on the Left Bank.
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Our tradition is to share a bottle of Veuve Cliquot champagne at 'our bench' on the Ile St Louis. We even have an original artwork by James Asal depicting us there.
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The sun set on another glorious holiday together.