CANNES, France – Tomorrow morning, the Oklahoma women’s basketball team will pack their bags and make the 275-mile journey northwest to Lyon after completing three days on the French Riviera. A 72-hour period spent on the Mediterranean Sea, exploring Cannes and an excursion to Monaco is coming to an end, concluding the first part of the Sooners’ summer tour of France.
To get to France, the Sooners completed a long 5,500-mile trek that started in Oklahoma City on Wednesday morning and passed through Dallas and London before arriving in Nice, France late Thursday morning. On the first day, the Sooners arrived in Nice and traveled by bus to Cannes. The group of travelers had lunch on the private beach of the Hotel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes before splitting up and exploring all the city had to offer.
After battling the jet lag, the team was ready to tackle the trip on Friday (day two). First, the group walked to the Port of Cannes and boarded a catamaran which took the team out into the Mediterranean Sea, where the team could cool off, paddle board, canoeing and jumping from the boat into the water. The second leg of the boat trip took the Sooners to Île Saint-Honorat, a small island that is home to an abbey. While on the island, the group of travelers were treated to a meal with a view at a local restaurant. That evening, the team enjoyed pizza in a restaurant overlooking the water.
On the team’s last day in Cannes, they boarded the bus and drove east to Monaco. A guided walking tour highlighted the principality, highlighted by a harbor view lunch and a trip to the famous Monte Carlo Casino. A final team meal at Café Roma ended an exciting first part of the trip.