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france 2013 part 2

by greenrabbitdesigns


Well here I am with my second and final installment of my French holiday photos, I was going to do another post after this one but I decided to make just one more do, so it is a very picture heavy post, I hope you’ll bear with me.

As I mentioned in my last post we do like to visit the markets when in France and the above photo and the group below are from the market at Valbonne.

Valbonne Market Collage

So much produce in the little narrow streets!


Of all the markets the Saturday morning flower market in Nice is my favourite, the flowers are amazing and I just wish I could share the scent in the air with you!

french hydrangea Collage


Nice market Collage

The produce is fantastic too.

Nice 2 Collage

And there’s plenty to see with artists and street entertainers!

french buildings Collage

Of course no matter where you go in the south of France there is a photo opportunity, I just love shutters, peeling paint and geraniums.

italy Collage

On one of the days we took a little trip into Italy to a little town called Ventimiglia and naturally we did what anyone would when in Italy ~ we had ice-cream!




italy 2 Collage


We really did have a lovely afternoon over the border in Italy, it was such a beautiful day. It was the day of the Monaco Grand Prix and the above photo is actually looking towards Monaco. The train goes through Monaco on the way to Ventimiglia and after the stop at Monaco it felt like we were the only ones left on the train as everyone seemed to be going to the Grand Prix!

tourettes & st paul Collage

The above photos are from Tourrettes-sur-Loup and St Paul de Vence. Tourrettes-sur-Loup is known for it’s violets, it even had violets painted on the cobbles. I brought back some lovely violet decorations for cupcake making and the potter in the above photo is making beautiful pottery with little violets painted on it. We found the grave of the painter Marc Chagall in St Paul de Vence.


Well if you’re still here, well done, I thought I’d share one more photo of the beautiful Alps with the city of Nice below them. So that was our French holiday for another year but already I’m saving my pennies for next year!

Just in case you thought that we spent all our time in France running around, that wasn’t the case……..


…..there was plenty of this too!!! 😉

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Robin June 5, 2013 - 11:34 pm

Hi Vivienne, All I can say is thank you thank you for these beautiful stunning photos!!! They are marvelous and your holiday looked so colorful and fun!

Sharon young June 6, 2013 - 6:56 am

Wonderful! Beautiful pics and such great memories, I love all the villages you mentioned, my parents owned an apartment in Nice so we travelled a lot in this area, thank you so much for sharing your trip.

Stephanie June 6, 2013 - 7:43 am

Hello lovely Vivienne!

You DID have sun, didn’t you? I am so very glad! Your photos are truly beautiful. The melons made me smile as we are gorging ourselves with a melon a day this days. I can never get enough melon as I think I am addicted to it (and apricots too). Your market pictures capture it all: the flowers, the fruit, and the music.

And a violet too? Oh, thank you for that! 🙂

I hope the wedding préparations are going well for you all.

Helen Philipps June 6, 2013 - 10:04 am

A really beautiful post, Vivienne! Your photos are stunning and I loved the market stalls, the melons and flowers and the warm sea washing in! I too love the peeling paint, shutters and geraniums in that pretty place. So glad you had a lovely relaxing holiday.
Helen x

knitsofacto June 6, 2013 - 10:55 am

You do know how to make a girl envious! What a fabulous holiday!! Hope you feel suitably refreshed before the last push to the wedding 😀

Anne D.T. June 6, 2013 - 3:26 pm

Italy and France—-sounds wonderful. Lovely markets and seaside views. Thanks, Vivienne for sharing more of your trip.

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Liz in Missouri, USA June 6, 2013 - 4:33 pm

Your photos are so lovely,Vivienne. It looks like you had a wonderful time. I’m sighing over those views of the Alps, but loving the “street” shots. Thank you for taking us with you! 🙂

Kate June 6, 2013 - 6:49 pm

And all that fabulous sunshine too. Vivienne I hope your batteries are well and truly recharged and you’re ready for the you know what. Love your photos x

Madelief June 6, 2013 - 7:50 pm

Hi Vivienne,

Lovely photo’s of your holiday in France. Happy to see you had some beautiful weather. It makes everything extra beautiful. What is it about markets that makes them so attractive 🙂

Happy evening!

Madelief x

Jane June 6, 2013 - 8:06 pm

What fab photos Vivienne. I loved the market photos too especially the great straw bags and the garlic…I am quite fascinated by them..LOL. I am glad you had time to watch the world go by too….bliss and of course any day trip to Italy simply must include Ice cream. Hope you are enjoying the glorious sunshine your brought home, Jane x

Susan June 6, 2013 - 9:51 pm

Beautiful photos Vivienne in Part 2 of your latest travels and I’m surprised you came home after such a fabulous holiday!…The markets look so beautiful and the houses are gorgeously pretty….lovely photos (and especially the last pic…I could do with a little bit of that myself!)
Happy Thursday,
Susan x

Gill June 7, 2013 - 11:48 am

Heavenly! Beautiful photos Vivienne, so evocative of the South of France!
I’m glad you had a wonderful time, and found time to relax on the beach too.
The markets look so colourful, the fruit and veg so attractively displayed, beautiful flowers, and as for those straw baskets…….just love that green one!
Thanks for taking the time to upload all these lovely pics and share them with us, have really enjoyed them – now off to see Part 1, and if you feel like doing a Part 3 I certainly won’t complain!
Gill xx

Mia June 7, 2013 - 4:47 pm

Dear Vivienne,

What a beautiful post, you really show us the most beautiful places and things, and as I’ve never been in France, it went straight up to top of my travel wish-list! And I LOVE the last picture, good good good you had time for that too 🙂

Happy weekend wishes from sunny Finland!


Simone June 7, 2013 - 6:15 pm

A feast for the senses. I really want to go where you went! The last photo is really beautiful looking out to the azure blue sea! x

leon10 June 8, 2013 - 3:07 pm

very pretty holiday pictures seems to see you had a great holiday beautiful market that you have vised very lovely to see have a lovely day leon10

Patty June 8, 2013 - 7:20 pm

REally lovely pictures Vivienne & such fantastic weather. I think the market stalls are so beautifully presented and make you even more interested in what they are selling. Gorgeous buildings too in ice cream colours, glad you had a fabulous time. x

Christina June 10, 2013 - 12:55 pm

Wonderful and beautiful!! I love your pics of the doors and shutters! That water is stunning, too! Thanks for sharing. I feel like I got to go on a tiny trip myself. xo

Jill June 10, 2013 - 4:30 pm

Lovely, lovely photos, Vivienne, and full of wonderful colours. I’ll have to make a note of that village with all the violets – it would be great to take Violet there. I’ve also got an urge to spray my outdoor furniture purple after seeing that Bistro table and chairs in one of your pics. xxx

thelinencat June 12, 2013 - 5:50 pm

Really lovely photos Vivienne, I’m so glad you had a good (and relaxing, by the last shot!) time. The colours at the market are amazing, so bright! Bethx

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