Côte d'Azur, France

Monday, April 13, 2015

From the moment I arrived in Nice, France and set foot on the pebbly beach this Easter gone I knew I had found a little slice of paradise.

London's gloomy grey clouds were banished from my thoughts as I stretched out in the warm French Côte d'Azur sunshine and fixed my eyes on the blue horizon line...

SEE: disks of gold through my eyelids, pink, blue and more blue. Sail boats glide by, seagulls circle above.

SMELL: salt, salt, salt...

HEAR: the light crash of waves a few steps from where I lie, the excited screams of children playing on the seashore, an easyJet flight zooms overhead delivering another plane full of happy holiday goers to this sparkling destination.

TOUCH: hot sunlight burning through my jeans, smooth seaside pebbles dig into my back - but I'm enjoying the heat of the sun too much to move.

TASTE: Easter chocolate, beer, water with a dash of lemon, salt.

Chilling on the beach - Cote d'Azur, Nice, Francerelaxing on the warm pebbly shores of Nice, France

Beautiful blue Cote d'Azur, Nice, Franceblue, glorious blue

The important stuff: Nice, France is just a quick 1 hour and 40 minute flight from London, and the gateway to gorgeous Côte d'Azur (aka French Riviera). Visit in the shoulder months - April, May, September and October for smaller crowds and you'll still be rewarded with glorious sunshine. It may be a bit too cold for swimming though!

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  1. Ahhh I miss Nice and the Cote d'Azur so much! Great post and I love your pictures x

    1. Thanks Maria. Nice is such a great spot for having a long weekend with all the elements of a perfect holiday - city, beach, food!

  2. Oooh looks so blissful!