FRENCH RIVIERA PHOTO DIARY


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

24 comments :

  1. Thank you for all the great recommendations. Looking at your photos it all looks so amazing!

    xx Cheyenne
    www.bohemianjourneys.blogspot.com

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  2. Comme je suis jalouse! Loved your photos, was meant to visit the south on my year abroad but got super sick the week of our planned travels and never made it! Looks like you had a ball girl!

    http://byhermirror.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. These photos are so beautiful! Your outfits are amazing too. Looks like you had a wonderful time! Lauren xx

    www.TangibleTreasures.co.uk

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  4. The photos look deliciously heavenly and what a wonderful time away.

    I haven't yet had the chance to visit South of France but you've made me want to visit even more now xx

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  5. I love it! *-*

    http://nunubobomama.blogspot.com.es/2014/09/three-wise-monkeys.html

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  6. These photos make me want to go to france! I've never been before, it looks beautiful!

    Emma at www.collagemepretty.blogspot.co.uk

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  7. Looks like you've had a wonderful time. The sight of the food makes me so hungry, it looks delicious! :)

    /Cindi

    www.cherriesandsunflowers.blogspot.com

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  8. I am unbelievably jealous, this looks absolutely beautiful

    Salt and Chic // UK Fashion Blog

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  9. Beautiful, beautiful photos, Michelle!

    I love your outfits too :)

    www.whatlauradoesnext.co.uk

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  10. It looks like a beautiful place! x
    http://www.thoughtsinstyle.com/

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  11. It truly does look amazing.

    Beautiful photographs!

    Naturally Jes

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  12. Omg, how beautiful those places are! I'd really like to visit Riviera :)

    -Katherine
    highheeledconfusion.blogspot.com

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  13. Your photos are so beautiful! I've only been to Paris but I fancy the South of France now x
    eleanor's adventures // UK Fashion & Beauty Blog

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  14. France looks beautiful and your outfits are really nice

    itsjustshalay.blogspot.com

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  15. Such an amazing look!!!! I adore your swimsuit! Would you like to follow each other? Let me know and follow me on my blog, I will follow you right back on both GFC and Bloglovin!
    xx
    Annie
    www.the-lostangeles.blogspot.com

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  16. Whoa!! if this is not paradise then what is it?
    Amazing place!
    xx

    debsbug.blogspot.com

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  17. wow! gorgeous place and photos!
    please visit me in free time:)
    http://mesmerize87.blogspot.com/

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  18. I've never been to French Riviera but the pictures made me want to go as soon as possible. Looks amazing.

    www.letirose.com

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  19. I had an afternoon in Nice after flying there and then having to drive to Italy, it was stunning. I'd love to have a holiday in the South of France! Your photos are beautiful.

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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  20. Beautiful pictures! I've been to the same area, love Ville Franche and Monaco!

    xoxo, S
    check out my personal & travel blog ♡

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  21. This has been my dream since seeing one of my favorite actresses, Jasmine Guy featured on Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous. :) So long ago. Your photos are so dreamy and lovely. Time for me to finally get there. And I adore your blog. ♡
    http://thelovechannelwithtyswint.blogspot.com

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