I went on a relaxing vacation to Menton, famous for its citrus,  the last town in France on the Mediterranean before reaching Italy. Sunny, clear skies and 72 degrees everyday. From my hotel balcony and I brought out my crayons to try to get the flavor of the Côte d'Azur. 

I moved beyond what could see from my balcony, with visits to Sainte-Agnes, a little town in the mountains, the Citrus Garden at the Carnoles Palace, Jardin botanique exotique de Menton and over the border to Ventimiglia in Italy.