Le Stuff’s Definitive Location Guide to Alfred Hitchcock’s Classic Film
Series Post #15
Plage de Passable, St Jean Cap Ferrat
One afternoon several years ago I made what turned out to be a fortuitous decision. I had just paid my tab at a snazzy little joint overlooking Villefranche. The houses scattered along the steep hillside below the restaurant were bathed in an ethereal, only-in-the-south-of-France, sunlight. A breeze rose up from the Mediterranean and I heard yet another person remark with absolute certainty that the outline of Corsica can be seen from the coast of France on a clear day.
This is nonsense.
Maybe, just maybe if you are a young Clark Kent, but even then I doubt it.
Normally after a two hour lunch (wine included) I would have made a bee-line to my apartment, careening into the little parking lot on Place Francis Paulet in a semi-conscious state, drool imminent. Not caring the slightest if I closed the car door or even had pants on, I would hobble zombie-like to La Placette, stumble inside, and head straight to bed for an afternoon nap.
But not on this day. I bravely pushed aside my self-induced somnolence and decided to pay a visit Continue reading