From Place To Space: Hello Côte d’Azur!

2 June 2013 0


A new week has dawned on us and like every Monday I am inviting you to join me to a happy new voyage. Ready? Buckled up? Here we, destination: The swanky Côte d’Azur! We’ve started our voyage through the Provence in the south of France last week with THIS post, and today I am taking you down to the cosmopolitan French riviera. 

I spent almost a week mid-May in the south of France and visited many towns in the Provence. Today I would like to take you to Nice, Cannes and St. Tropez. Nice or Nizza is the fifth most populous city in France and the home of almost one million inhabitants. To be honest, I was pretty surprised. I always imagined Nice to be way smaller. But, the beautiful port town combines the advantages of both: the vast amenities of a big city and the laid-back lifestyle of a Mediterranean town. Of course I pranced down the renown ‘Promenade des Anglais’, passed the famous Art Deco Hotel Negresco and ranged the winding streets of Old Nice. Oh, of course don’t miss to have a break down on the beach and enjoy an original ‘Salade Niçoise’ with a glass of chilled local rosé. Bliss.

After Nice I headed to luxurious Cannes, the home town of the world famous Cannes Festival. Actually, I was there just a few days before the festival hit off and observed all the last preparations including red carpets, movie billboards and more. Cannes is a smaller coastal town with a cute old town tucked on a hill and the glamorous ‘La Croisette’ where the festival takes place and the most luxurious hotels are located. Oh yeah, don’t forget your shades and a good deal of attitude when walking down the Croisette!

My third station was St. Tropez, the party capital on the French riviera. Every summer St. Tropez is the chichi town for celebrities and wanna-bes and being there during high season equals a VIP status. Hence, I chose May instead of the high summer season. And it was just fa-bu-lous! The town was not overcrowded and the prices were still fair, so I enjoyed a good lunch in the port, walked the narrow streets of St. Tropez and – inevitable – visited the old ‘Gendarmerie’, the original location were the famous Louis de Funès films were shot (hence my excitement and jumping). Avoid summer but come in spring to this quaint little town which is also a shopping hot spot!

I hope you feel inspired, refreshed and warmed up for a happy new week? Oh, and this is not the end – next Monday I will blog about the last part of my Provence trip. Stay tuned!

Photography by Igor Josifovic

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  • Reply tina @ colourliving 2 June 2013 at 22:31

    You know it’s my home from home…. love it all. Great photos. Hope you had a good time over the weekend.

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 2 June 2013 at 22:35

      Thank you, Tina! My weekend was fine & relaxed, though by far not as sunny as my days on the Côte d’Azur:-)

  • Reply Cyndi Murdoch 2 June 2013 at 22:48

    I’m so wanting to go to France – I’m hoping to make it there in the next couple of years. Your wonderful photos make me more insistent that I get there.

  • Reply Judith 2 June 2013 at 22:49

    Hmmm wish I could teleport there right now and take that Vespa for a ride! La Côte d’Azur is so so pretty! A bientôt Igor!

  • Reply Jocelyn Casey 2 June 2013 at 22:55

    WOW Igor! Thank you for sharing these lovely photos, I love all the happy colours! Have a wonderful day. Jocelyn

  • Reply Jameson 3 June 2013 at 01:15

    Great pics! Looks like you really enjoyed yourself!

  • Reply Muriel 3 June 2013 at 07:23

    j’adore tes photos !

  • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar 3 June 2013 at 09:40

    So wonderful. I love all the crumbling textures in the pastel coloured buildings and the soft blooms. That last shot couldn’t be more typical of the South of France if it tried – love!

  • Reply Vanessa, Take only Memories 3 June 2013 at 10:56

    Sooo beautiful! And omg that t-shirt is absolutely amazing!!

  • Reply Beauty Follower 3 June 2013 at 12:33

    Such a lovely photo-trip!

    Have a great week 🙂

  • Reply Urška Majer 3 June 2013 at 15:13

    All this places look so amazing!

  • Reply artysmith2 3 June 2013 at 16:03

    My favorite part of France. The bar on the left (third picture St Tropez)I was there a couple of years ago. I remember sitting outside drinking a cold beer in the afternoon sun. Bliss!

  • Reply susan 3 June 2013 at 16:04

    What a picture perfect postcard of a place…but really all of France is, isn’t it? 😉

    I may be a tad biased.

  • Reply LatteLisa LisaHjalt 3 June 2013 at 17:15

    Oh yes, definitely inspired. Want to visit St. Tropez NOW!
    Thank god I was sipping a small glass of red while reading this … it’s French! 😉

    • Reply Igor Josifovic 3 June 2013 at 19:40

      The excellent companion for this ‘French’ blog post:-)

  • Reply Ana Kamin 4 June 2013 at 05:47

    I really don’t know why I didn’t visit this places while living back in Germany. Hm? I don’t know… This looks so beautiful.

  • Reply Anonymous 5 June 2013 at 16:57

    J’ADORE les couleurs de tes photos.

  • Reply kunterbuntweissblau 10 June 2013 at 09:39

    Wahhhh, und nochmal weggeträumt… So wird das heute nichts mehr mit Arbeiten… Am liebsten würde ich sofort wegfahren… Ok, ich geb’s zu, nach Unterkünften hab ich schon gesucht 😉

    Danke für den Tagtraum!
    LG Amelie

  • Reply Belle Sainte Maxime 22 October 2013 at 16:59

    Wow you have a great eye for photos, you’ve really captured the essence of Saint Tropez, Nice and Cannes. What lovely shots.

  • Reply Anonymous 19 February 2014 at 18:54

    Nice pictures and nice blog! 🙂

    I was wondering that what was the time when you travelled in Côte d’Azur, cause there isnät people so much?

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