On the bricks you will notice a sign. On that sign it says, "Port Villefranche Sante vhf9." This is the port where we docked, Villefranche (Nice) France, to play at the French Riviera, also known as the Cote d'Azur. This area was one of the first areas which boasted a modern resort. Because of the peaceful setting and wonderful climate those with money found this the place to be, avoiding terrible winters and seeking peace for good health. Cannes, Nice (the largest city) and Monaco are all part of the French Riviera.
The ship arrived at 10:00 am here in Villefranche, on September17, 2011. The temperature called for a comfortable 74 degrees. The Brilliance of the Seas didn't dock at the pier, it docked out in the bay, which meant we needed tenders come to take us to land, as you can see in this photo.
Here are some views of Villefranche from where the Brilliance of the Seas was docked.
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