CANNES, France – Tomorrow morning, the Oklahoma women’s basketball team will pack its bags and make the 275-mile drive northwest to Lyon after completing three days on the Cote D’Azur. A 72-hour stint spent on the Mediterranean, exploring Cannes and an excursion to Monaco is coming to an end, capping off the first leg of the Sooners’ summer tour of France.
To get to France, the Sooners underwent a long 5,500-mile journey that began in Oklahoma City on Wednesday morning and passed through Dallas and London before arriving in Nice, France, late Thursday morning. On day one, the Sooners arrived in Nice and traveled by bus to Cannes. The traveling party enjoyed lunch on the private beach at Hotel Barrière Le Majestic Cannes before splitting up and exploring all the city had to offer.
After battling jet lag, the team was ready to tackle the trip on Friday (day two). First, the party went to the port of Cannes and boarded a catamaran that took the team to the Mediterranean Sea, where the team could cool off, paddleboard, canoe and jump off the boat. The second leg of the boat trip took the Sooners to Île Saint-Honorat, a small island that houses an abbey. While on the island, the traveling party was treated to a meal with a view at a local restaurant. That evening, the team enjoyed pizza at a restaurant overlooking the water.
On the team’s last day in Cannes, they boarded a bus and traveled east to Monaco. A guided walking tour showcased the principality, highlighted by a lunch overlooking the harbor and an excursion to Monte Carlo’s famous casino. A final team meal at Café Roma put a cap on the exciting first leg of the trip.