Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Recap of our Trip to Nice

Its been a few weeks, but I'm finally gathering all of our pictures from our trip to Nice and the south of France for a post. This was one of our favorite trips so far.
We heard on multiple occasions while we were there that Nice was the California of France. Maybe that's why we loved it so much- it made us feel closer to home.

We spent our days by the beach, the locals markets, doing a bit of shopping and eating some fabulous food!
We flew in and out of Nice, but we also traveled to some of the nearby coastal cities while we were there.

One of the days we planned a half day tour of Eze and Monaco. Eze was a lovely, historic hillside town. And Monaco, is well... Monaco: beautiful, extravagant and high society.

Old Town Monaco and the Palace of the Prince:

Monte Carlo and the Grand Casino:
We also opted to rent a car for 2 days to travel west along the coast. There is a train you can take to visit most of the south of France. However, we wanted the freedom of a car and St. Tropez was a must-see for us, which is not a stop on the train.
We ended up stopping in Antibes, Juan les Pins and Cannes one day. We spent the night in Cannes at the Grand Hotel. It was a gorgeous with a beautiful view of the ocean. And the sunsets... incredible.

The next day we drove down to Saint Tropez for the day before heading back to Nice.

• Stay:
Holiday Inn Nice
The Holiday Inn was nice. The location was good and the rooms were spacious. We were upgraded and offered complimentary breakfast for our anniversary!
Hotel La Villa Nice
Hotel La Villa was gorgeous. This is a boutique hotel with lovely interior decor and the rooms are very large. We would definitely stay here again.

• Eat:
La Petite Maison, Nice. Definitely make reservations
Cafe de la Plage, Juan les Pins. Lovely food and wine, right on the water.
Le Girelier, Saint Tropez. A restaurant in the port of Saint Tropez. The most amazing mussels ever.

Let me know if you are headed there, I have a lot more recommendations of places we went or wanted to go.


A Very Sweet Blog said...

It is soooo beautiful! WOW, it has a lot of similarities to California. You look great! I love the Grand Casino. Only saw it on the travel channel, but it is glorious. Glad you two had an excellent time and showcasing it.

CWY said...

I want to go right now! What beautiful photos.

Jayme @ Her Late Night Cravings said...

Just gorgeous!! You guys have seen so much since moving abroad. That's so awesome!!!

Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

Holly Copeland said...

We're headed to the South of France next year - Saint Tropez is a must-stop on Luke's list for sure!!

Marie said...

Gorgeous photos!!

Best, Mree

ALLIE NYC said...

Ah how exciting for you! This trip looked like it was wonderful, love your photos. I have been trying to get to Paris/France for the longest time now.But all the money I had saved has to now go to having one tooth pulled and getting an implant.

Ali of Dressing Ken

Jillian said...

sooo beautiful! these photos look so WARM too :) wish i was there! xo

his little lady said...

How absolutely beautiful! I love the sunset, and the water crashing up! I hope to travel there one day :)
xo TJ

Unknown said...

Oh my stars, such a wonderful trip!

always, koru kate

Happily Ever Parker said...

Ahh I went to St. Tropez many moons ago!! Love that area!

Unknown said...

The market looks so lively, especially with all of the vibrant colors. And the picture of the waves crashing on the dock looks incredible! I've been to France but never to Nice; I'll have to add it to my places to go :)

Anonymous said...

GOR-GEOUS!!! I'd love to go there someday. I need to bookmark all your fave places. xoxo

Ally Harding said...

Gorgeous place!! You're so lucky you're able to travel through Europe like you do!

Jaclyn Y said...

Your pictures look amazing, I would love to travel like you do!

Marlena said...

great!!! dream to be there <3
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Anonymous said...

So beautiful! We loved our trip to Nice this past summer. I want to go back asap!

Leeann @ Join the Gossip said...

These are GORGEOUS photos! Glad you had a great time :)

Elle Sees said...

i've always wanted to go there. it's gorgeous!

emi said...

ahh nice is so so dreamy. now i need to go back! that picture of the dock with the water crashing is amazing! xoxoxoxo

the well-traveled wife

Rebecca and Lori said...

Gorgeous! Beautiful pics.

SweetCandyDreamer said...

Beautiful photos of what seems like a fab stay! xx