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As promised in my last post I’m here to share some photos of my wonderful French holiday, be warned though there are quite a few, you maybe need to fetch yourself a cup of tea!! Apologies too, to those of you who follow me on Instagram, as you may have seen some of these before!

So let’s start off with the beautiful Antibes marina!


I think this is my favourite of all my holiday photos, I love the evening sunshine through the poppies. It was taken on the Place de Gaulle, Antibes.


No trip to the south of France would be complete without a visit to Cannes especially when the film festival is on! I actually managed to put my foot on the bottom of the red carpet as I passed by, nice to be able to say I was on the red carpet at Cannes, even though it was with Crocs on and not Jimmy Choo’s!! 😉







The Place de Massena, Nice, busy with pedestrians, cyclists and where you have to watch out for trams!!




Early evening sunshine over the Promenade des Anglais, Nice, a view I could never tire of!!!


Grasse, the home of the perfume industry, pretty provencal flower gardens and where there is a constant scent of perfume in the air!





Juan les Pins is a very busy place on a Sunday afternoon and it’s not the smell of perfume here but the strong scent of sun tan lotion!!




This is the breathtaking coastal walk at Cap D’ail, full of stunning views…..


…..amazing houses


…..beautiful beaches


….. and pretty flora


…..and where we walked


…..and walked


…..until we reached here, the border between France and Monaco!


We walked around another corner to arrive at Monaco’s Heliport…..


…..where the rich and famous were arriving by helicopter from Nice airport, most likely for the Grand Prix!


The walk back again in the late afternoon sunshine was pretty amazing too!


It was market day when we visited the pretty little village of Biot!







This pretty little walled hilltop village is St Paul de Vence, one of my favourite places on the Côte d’Azur.


It’s quaint narrow streets are full of pretty little shops and art galleries.






And with this view from St Paul de Vence towards the Mediterranean Sea I’ll bring my wonderful holiday on the Côte d’Azur to a close!

If you managed to get this far with me well done, there were a lot of photos!!

It’s not the end of them either (sorry), during June my bunnies are going to be south of France inspired, so there will be a few more images along the way.

Although my June Girls won’t necessarily look French they will have been inspired by the sights, scents and tastes of the Riviera.

And speaking of June, have a lovely one, with fingers crossed for a lot more sunshine and heat!! 🙂

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ali June 1, 2015 - 11:43 am

Lovely photos….I can see why you love that part of the world. It’s supposed to warm up here at the end of the week…fingers crossed!

Beerta Bosch June 1, 2015 - 11:52 am

Thank you verymuch for your lovely photo;s full of sunshine. I enjoyed them and walked a little bit with you in those levely surroundings. I am curious for your June bunnies. Hartelijke groeten, Beerta

Robin Elaine June 1, 2015 - 1:47 pm

What a wonderful place for a vacation! I was so happy to turn on the computer this morning and see your blog entry. Today I turned 60 and am thoroughly enjoying my day so far. Got up this morning to take Louis (my daughter’s dog, we are caring for him while she has been teaching English in Madrid, Spain this year) out for a morning walk and noticed the family of four baby Blue Jays have all finally left the nest in the holly tree. What fun to watch their progress this year. From nest building in early May to four little heads popping out from the nest two weeks ago. Being a June baby myself, I am looking forward to seeing those June bunnies! Thank you for making my day even more special.

Simone June 1, 2015 - 1:51 pm

Beautiful photos Vivienne. You have certainly captured the spirit of a wonderful holiday. I look forward to seeing your bunnies inspired by such beauty! x

handmade by amalia June 1, 2015 - 3:16 pm

Your photos are so beautiful! I can’t believe we were at Cannes at the same time! So funny! Wasn’t the weather wonderful?

Jane's Journal June 1, 2015 - 4:39 pm

I loved the photos Vivienne and I agree that first one with the pop of red in the poppies is a real winner. You must have walked you legs off…nearly getting to Monaco…I bet it’s another world over there. I’m glad you have been on the red carpet even if it is just Crocs. I hope it warms up soon..it’s been really chilly here yesterday and today. Brrrr xx

Baa, xxx June 1, 2015 - 11:26 pm

Beautiful photo’s. Thanks for sharing some of your wonderful holiday. Looking forward to seeing those inspired June bunnies!

mynestofyarnandbuttons June 1, 2015 - 11:26 pm

Stunning Photos Vivienne! I enjoyed them all. I would love to visit someday, but not going to be happening in the near future, so I thank you for this lovely tour!

Helen June 2, 2015 - 12:16 am

Lucky duck . That’s all I have to say xx

Elizabeth June 2, 2015 - 12:18 am

Lovely to see Riviera Sunsine and with people on the beach, winter here as you know very wet and cold. I will go on the tour many times. The flowers are so bright and beautiful. I am sure you will get a warm Summer Vivienne. Love & Blessings Elizabeth x x

Jennifer June 2, 2015 - 3:33 pm

Oh, wow. I’ve never been there so it’s wonderful to see the highlights from your trip. It looks like the weather has been beautiful. Enjoy!

Helen Philipps June 2, 2015 - 7:40 pm

Really beautiful photos, Vivienne!! I was transported back there, you captured it all so perfectly. So many pretty views and beautiful buildings….and wonderful sunshine. It has been really cold here today so I needed a bit of Riviera sunshine to warm me up!
Happy week.
Helen xox

B. GĂ©raldine June 3, 2015 - 8:08 pm

Ah the French riviera …. I used to go there when I was a child almost every summer …. I’m glad you’ve had a nice trip … Thanks for sharing your love of my country ! Have a lovely evening !

Mia June 13, 2015 - 9:22 am

Lovely. lovely images, Vivienne,

I wish I could visit Riviera one day… All those beautiful beaches and wonderful buildings – no wonderful your new bunnies are inspired by those memories!

Wishing you a wonderful weekend!


Julie July 2, 2015 - 8:58 am

Gorgeous photos Vivienne, thanks for sharing them with us. It’s such a lovely part of the world, looks like you had a wonderful time x

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