There’s something so darling about saying ‘I’m off to the South of France!’ and it’s such a beautiful place to visit. South of France has a few popular areas to stay and you can visit many different ports whilst there by train or bus. We decided to base ourselves in Nice and here’s some pretty little postcards from our stay!
The first thing that surprised me and blew me away when touching down in Nice was the coral buildings and architecture. I didn’t realise the colour scheme was so pretty! These buildings are in the main square and they are so lovely against the blue skies.
The quintessential Nice snap of the striped umbrellas on the beach! The beach is a pebble beach so you’re best off picking one of the beds to lay on although if you lay a towel down, you can almost mould the pebbles underneath you so it’s not that bad! The sea is lovely but it can be tricky getting in and out of the sea as the pebbles move under you!
Settling down for dinner on our first night, we wandered over to the old town and found a lovely little place for pasta and cocktails – holiday essentials! I went for a Pina colada to feel the tropical vibes and my friend had an apperol. The pasta was so good, I went penne and she had gnocchi – quickly forgetting we weren’t in Italy!
One of the only places I’d researched before hand and was desperate to visit was Paper Plane. This place is interior goals and was the perfect healthy and fresh breakfast in the heat! Acai bowls, avocado and fresh orange juice, all the good stuff. Check Paper Plane out on instagram here.
As with a lot of European cities, there’s an old and new town to explore, the character and the culture is in the old town where there’s narrow streets, traditional cafes and shops and very friendly locals.
One of our favourite things was to stroll along the beach front to the left and walking up the hillside to enjoy the views across. Up here you have a beautiful view over the beach, the port the other side and the classic Nice sign to pose infront of! The heat was crazy up here but if you head right to the top, there’s a park to get some much needed shade.
Finishing off a wonderful few days in the beautiful South of France with the biggest pizza you’ve ever seen. Yum!
Whilst in the South of France, we also visited Cannes and then hopped on a train up to Paris, be sure to check those posts out here too!