Tuesday, 10 March 2015

A Weekend in The South of France

One of my biggest passions in life is the South of France. I've been going there for the last 7 years or so; my Mum and I make an annual trip to enjoy the sun, relaxed lifestyle, shopping and food.

Once you get familiar with Nice (which is where we always stay as its a central location to get everywhere else on the coast, and also in our opinion has the most there) it's really simple to find your way around. We never stay at any specific hotel, because they're all well situated. But this time (and last year) we stayed at a hotel right off Place Massena - the central square.


(The bottom two photos are the views from our balcony)

I could literally go on and on forever about the place, when you're passionate about something/somewhere that's usually the case. It's definitely my 'happy place', when I feel the plane wheels hit the ground I feel like I'm home.


We spent our first morning strolling along the pebbled beach that runs alongside the huge Promenade des Anglais - I always dream about living there and spending my days running along the lovely straight prom in the sun! 

The Promenade was British-built in around the late 1800s, and runs the entire stretch of Nice itself. On our trip this time we discovered that there was originally a grand casino that was the focal point of the Promenade, but it was destroyed during the War and the metal used by the Germans. It's so sad to see the old photos and realise that such a grand and beautiful building is no more. To celebrate 80 years since it was destroyed, there is a replica statue made out of fairy lights in one of the parks.


On our second day we decided to take a trip on the bus to Menton, which is the last town on the Riviera before you reach Italy. We spent a leisurely day there, looking at the carnival floats (amazingly made COMPLETELY out of oranges!) before having some lunch and sangria overlooking the beach.


On our last day (sob!) we got a bus in the opposite direction to Antibes, which is the only place on the coast we haven't been to before. It's a lovely old town with a Marina filled with super yachts and cobbled streets. Picasso was from there.


It was so lovely to get away to a little bit of paradise, even if it was only for a long weekend. This weather was glorious too which definitely helped make a truly beautiful place look even more stunning. 

Nice - I love you.


We flew - Easyjet
We Stayed - Hotel Massena
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10 comments

  1. Oh wow. I'll admit, I never payed much attention to France, but this post has given me such an urge to visit. It's absolutely stunning. I'm glad you had a good time. Maybe you will get to live there in the future :)

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    1. Aww thankyou! In my opinion it's the most beautiful place on earth, but as you can i love it, haha. Hope you've settled back in after your trip, I hope I do get to live there some day!

      Lucy x

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  2. It looks so beautiful there! That hotel looks amazing, looks like you had a lovely time!

    Ahh so jealous!!!

    www.sophieslittlesecrets.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you, Aww it was beautiful! I've had post holiday blues all week!

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  3. Wow, I'm a bit jealous as it's been my dream for a whole now to travel to France! Lovely photos and great post :) x

    AmandaSays

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    1. It's beautiful, you should definitely make that dream come true!

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  4. Everything about your vacation looks dreamy. awesome pictures.

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    1. Thank you, it's so beautiful the photos came easy :)

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    1. I did, I love reading about your adventures too :)

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