The walk from Pointe Cabbé and its little beach then on round Cap Martin to Carnolès in Roquebrune-Cap-Martin on the Côte d’Azur. The joy of this much-loved path is the lush sub-tropical vegetation, both in the millionaires’ gardens behind fences and on the harsh limestone rocks above the azure sea. The towers of Monaco are seen across the Baie de Roquebrune.
The architect Le Corbusier (Charles-Édouard Jeanneret) set up a showcase property “Cap Moderne” and a “Workshop hut” in properties overlooking this bay; this path is now named after him. It’s an appalling image to me as a non-specialist: the French architectural prophet of “Cities in the sky” drafting his ideas in an environment so totally opposite to the high-density, high-rise concrete blocks he was condemning generations to try to live within. And yet such blocks (but for the privileged few) are now a major feature of the view of Monaco across the bay.