France

South of France Continued: The French Riveria

So from the rolling greens and lavender fields, we moved on from the hilly areas and travelled into the coastal region of the South of France.

From there, we experienced a change in temperatures and landscapes; from a windy and cool climate to a hot and humid environment, and from countryside views to pebbled beaches and azure blue waters. Not that this was cause for complain – while I loved the lavender fields and peaceful views of the French countryside (if you couldn’t tell from my previous post hehe), I’m an absolute water baby and was ever ready to hit the beach!

So here we are, moving along the South of France, entering into the French Riveria 🙂

1 last look at Avignon... which also had an old city within it too (like Carcassonne). These city gates reminded me alot of the city walls of Jerusalem
1 last look at Avignon… which had an old city within it too (like Carcassonne). These city gates reminded me alot of the ones in Jerusalem
We took a bus ride out to Pont Du Gard, which is in between Arles and Avignon
We took a bus ride out to Pont Du Gard, which is in between Arles and Avignon
The sheer size of it.. compare it to the people walking on the structure!
The sheer size of it.. compare it to the people walking on the structure!
Just to let u know, the Pont du Gard is an ancient Roman aquaduct. Water still runs through it, as you can see
Just to let u know, the Pont du Gard is an ancient Roman aquaduct. While the structure is not used anymore, water still runs through it
Just to let u know, the Pont du Gard is an ancient Roman aquaduct. Water still runs through it and seems like people are happy to kayak through it!
Seems like people are happy to kayak through it! How pretty are the waters? We spent some time wading in it 🙂
Reaching Nice just before sunset. We had such a delicious dinner that night - post to come soon!
Reaching Nice just before sunset. We had such a delicious dinner that night – post to come soon!
Taking a daytrip out to Monaco.. with the Monaco flags in the background to prove it!
Taking a daytrip out to Monaco.. with the Monaco flags in the background to prove it!
Opéra de Monte-Carlo
Opéra de Monte-Carlo
Monte Carlo Casino.. check out the batmobile!
Monte Carlo Casino.. check out the batmobile!
Another sports car! And note the Rolls-Royce at the back...
Another sports car! And note the Rolls-Royce at the back…
...the owner finally came out! And they look so ordinary :O
…the owner finally came out! And they look so ordinary :O
We climbed the top of the hill to find the Prince's Palace
We climbed the top of the hill to find the Prince’s Palace
View of Monaco from the top
View of Monaco from the top
Fancy an apartment here? It'll cost you at least a million
Fancy an apartment here? It’ll cost you at least a million
They have trams in Nice too
They have trams in Nice too!
Promenade Des Anglais
Promenade Des Anglais
Check out the throngs of people at the beach!
Check out the throngs of people at the beach!
Would be so cool to jump off those cliffs
Would be so cool to jump off those cliffs
Joining in the beach fun as well.. check out my sandal lines! (I totally didn't notice the woman in front of me until I took this pic whoops)
Check out my sandal lines! (I totally didn’t notice the woman in front of me until I took this pic whoops)
Wandering along Rue Massena, where I found a decent coffee place!
Wandering along Rue Massena, where I found a decent coffee place!
Me outside Galeries Lafayette.. where I DIDN'T buy anything, except maybe a Pierre Hermes macaron hehe
Me outside Galeries Lafayette.. where I DIDN’T buy anything, except maybe a Pierre Hermes macaron hehe
The square around Galeries Lafayette
The square around Galeries Lafayette
Nice Ville... where I did most of my souvenir shopping!
Nice Ville… where I did most of my souvenir shopping!
The view of Nice atop Castle Hill! Can u spot the airplane and flag of France?
The view of Nice atop Castle Hill! Can u spot the airplane and flag of France?
While walking around, we chanced upon an old palace.. admission was free too!
While walking around, we chanced upon an old palace.. admission was free too!
Lots of artwork to admire
Lots of artwork to admire
Back at the Promenade in the evening to see the Bastille Day fireworks!
Back at the Promenade in the evening to see the Bastille Day fireworks!
LOTS of ppl gathered at the beach
LOTS of ppl gathered at the beach
And the fireworks begin!
And the fireworks begin!
These 2 kids in front of us were so cute.. they kept jumping and yelling, 'C'est Magnifique!' :)
These 2 kids in front of us were so cute.. they kept jumping and yelling, ‘C’est Magnifique!’ 🙂

Yup our stay in the South of France was well… c’est magnifique, as how I would describe like the 2 French kids 🙂 I got to indulge in my favourite cuisine (there were some misses but some good hits too), get abit of sun, hit the azure waters when it got too hot, do abit of shopping at a relaxed pace and just take in the French Riveria scenery.. so it was all quite a nice experience really (pun fully intended).

With that, we continued along the coast line to enter into the Italian Riveria 🙂 So hold on for our Italian leg!

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