There is just something about the South of France in the middle of summer.
COTE D'AZUR. Maybe it's the contrast between Scottish "summers" and the beautiful beach days spent endlessly soaking up the sun, but the South of France is definitely the place to be in the middle of summer.
From the moment you arrive in Nice and escape the airport rush you will begin to appreciate what the South of France has to offer. First and foremost is the beautiful turquoise coastline, which by just looking at it has a way of making you feel more relaxed. As you've probably heard me mention before, I greatly admire the laid back, no fuss French style and in the summer this look is ever more apparent.
After spending a few lazy days at the beach, we opted to explore a few more places. First stop, Villefranche-sur-Mer which was definitely my favourite spot. You can catch a bus from the centre of Nice and in twenty minutes arrive in the picturesque old town. We stumbled across La Cave Nature, an organic tapas and wine bar, nestled in between the narrow windy streets. A must-see!!
If you have a Friday morning to spare I recommend crossing the border into Italy and visiting the busy outdoor market in Ventimiglia. It is especially good if you are after leather goods such as belts, gloves or handbags!
Our final stop before heading to Monaco was Menton. After a few hours wandering around we stopped for some lunch at another tapas and wine bar which was equally great! The last stop was a week spent in the glamorous Monaco. ahhh take me back!!
If you've made it to the end of this post, i salute you! I tried to condense this post as much as possible... Have you been to the South of France? Tell me your stories, i wanna hear alllll about it!
Photos by Michelle