My Holiday! South of France 2014 :)

Hello! So look who’s actually stuck to her schedule for once in her life! It’s Wednesday and for this weeks post I thought I’d tell you a little about my holiday πŸ™‚ This is going to be a relatively brief overview just so the post isn’t too long! So this year me and my parents went back to the Cote D’Azur in the south of France which we went to two years ago, but about a month later as I was just finishing school at that time. So we went for 10 days and stayed two nights in a hotel and then the rest of the week in the villa we’d stayed in two years ago. The hotel was right on the front, as in we could see the beach and sea, and it took about ten seconds to walk there. I can’t remember what that place was called, but it was right outside Nice.

The beach we were literally on top of! :D
The beach we were literally on top of! πŸ˜€

We spent the remainder of our first day just chilling and sussing out the area, as we’d never stayed there before. We had a some pancakes from a local cafe and went for a walk around the port. On our second day we set off for Monaco! One of my favourite places in the Cote D’ Azur πŸ™‚ we stopped off for some lunch on the way over amazing views!

On our way to Monaco! Lunch was incredible!
On our way to Monaco! Lunch was incredible!

We arrived at Monaco! It was really warm that day and you could feel it! You aren’t doing Monaco right if you don’t go to at least look at the grand Casino and all the stupidly expensive shops nearby in Monte Carlo! People watching is just so fun here, watching people show up in their flashy/expensive cars and either go into the casino itself or the Hotel de Paris next door.

The Grand Casino itself in Monte Carlo!
The Grand Casino itself in Monte Carlo!
Ice cream and Cocktails on the sea front!
Ice cream and Cocktails on the sea front!
Oooh! Cartier is right by the Grand Casino!
Oooh! Cartier is right by the Grand Casino!

After a little while in Monaco we headed home, back to our hotel! The next day we went to my favourite place in the Β Cote D’ Azur, Cannes. Home of the film festival, it’s got everything, shops (ranging from cheap, to extremely expensive!), beaches, yachts, watersports and clubs. We had a little walk round that day, but we did go back again for a beach day but I thought I would just put a selection of the Cannes photos all together πŸ™‚ We then went to the villa to get settled in, the villa we stayed in is in Grasse. πŸ™‚

Yachts!
Yachts!
Beach at Cannes!
Beach at Cannes!
The red carpet where the celebs walk for the Cannes film festival!
The red carpet where the celebs walk for the Cannes film festival!

Other places we went also included Antibes for a beach day and a little bit of shoppy time! The old town was full of cute little streets and amazing ice cream shops! We went out for dinner in Juan les pins just round the corner, which would have been lovely if I hadn’t started to feel really ill during the meal 😦

Cute streets in Antibes!
Cute streets in Antibes!
Dinner out in Juan Les Pins, just before I started to feel really ill :(
Dinner out in Juan Les Pins, just before I started to feel really ill 😦

The next day I felt a lot better, and we took the day to go off and explore the Hinterland which is like the amazingly dramatic mountains at the back of the Cote D’ Azur. Last time we were there we went to the simply stunning Grand Canyon du Verdon, this time we decided to just head towards some villages and see what we find!

The view of the village from the ruins of the Citadelle!!
The view of the village from the ruins of the Citadelle!!
A beautiful river, the water looked so fresh!
A beautiful river, the water looked so fresh!
Me and dad took a walk up to the Citadelle in this little medieval village, it was incredibly steep and high up!!!
Me and dad took a walk up to the Citadelle in this little medieval village, it was incredibly steep and high up!!!

The next day we set off towards St. Tropez but we never actually made it as the weather had taken a bit of a turn for the worst in that direction (we had a horrendous storm in Grasse the night before too!) so we started to head back to Cannes!

Some awesome mountains we found on the way back!
Some awesome mountains we found on the way back, the photo does not do them justice!Β 

 

Cannes beach again, we had another beach day!
Cannes beach again, we had another beach day!

We went back and just sat on the beach for a while, the last day we went shopping in Cannes and had a beach day which was really nice and relaxing and we finally got to go in the sea!! It was lush by the way! My photographing kind of petered out then as I was getting tired and we had to pack and get to the airport, I also did more filming than take photographs as I wanted to make a short film on it, but that’s about it anyway!

We were really worried about getting back home actually as there was a strike by the air traffic controllers which meant a lot of flights were cancelled, but luckily ours wasn’t, it was a little late though!

So I hope you’ve enjoyed reading (briefly!) about our adventures in the Cote D’Azur this summer, it was a really nice holiday and I would recommend this place to anyone, it got something for all!

Talk soon, Lucy xxx

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