Côte d’Azur Photo Diary

View of the city Vence from the Chapelle du Rosaire de Vence (the “Matisse Chapel”)

View through wine leaves at Matisse Chapel in Vence

The Donjon of Saint-Paul-de-Vence (see more about Saint-Paul-de-Vence in this blog post)

The donjon of Saint-Paul-de-Vence

Picturesque white house in Antibes (see more about Antibes in this blog post)

Picturesque white house in Antibes

Villa & gardens of Ephrussi de Rotschild in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat (see also this blog post in which you can find details of the outfit I’m wearing below)

Pink villa of Ephrussi de Rothschild

Temple of Love in the Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild

Gardens of Ephrussi de Rothschild in St-Jean-Cap-Ferrat

Mountain village of Gourdon (see also the cover photo in this blog post)

Mountain village of Gourdon

The Old Town of Nice (see also this blog post in which you can find details of the outfit I’m wearing below)

Laundry hanging through windows in Nice

Film set of "Un sac de billes" in Nice

Old town of Nice

Cours Saleya in Nice

The Promenade des Anglais (beach) in Nice (see also this blog post in which you can find details of the outfit I’m wearing below)

Promenade des Anglais in Nice

View of the Cote d'Azur in Nice

Palm trees at Promenade des Anglais

Beach of Nice in the evening

The winter garden at the Hôtel Hermitage in Monte Carlo, Monaco (see also this blog post shot in the Hermitage Hotel)

Hotel Hermitage Monte Carlo

The streets of Menton and its Basilica St. Michel (see also this blog post about Menton)

Basilica St. Michel in Menton

View of the coastline in Menton

Sitting in front of rough church wall in Menton

Basilica Sint-Michel in Menton

Inside Basilica St. Michel in Menton

Exploring Menton Cote d'Azur

Quaint streets of Menton

The Hanbury Botanic Gardens in Ventimiglia, Italy 

Hanbury Botanic Gardens Ventimiglia

Overgrown arcades in Ventimiglia

View of the sea from the Hanbury Botanic Gardens in Ventimiglia-26

Giardini Botanici Hanbury Ventimiglia

Hanbury Botanic Gardens in Ventimiglia

The gardens of Château de la Chevre d’Or in Eze (see also this blog post, in which you can find details of the outfit I’m wearing below)

The gardens of Chateau de la Chevre d'Or in Eze

Eglise Notre Dame de l’Assomption in Eze

Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption in Eze

It’s been a while since my last travel photo diary and I thought it was about time for another one! I aim to include travel photography in the majority of my outfit posts to make them more interesting but invariably, some travel photos slip through the net. I can’t let them gather dust in my Lightroom catalogue, can I? Perhaps I could, but every inch of my wanderlusting soul would tell me off if I did.

This travel post completes my other dedicated posts about Saint-Paul-de-Vence, the coastline of Menton, Antibes, Crystal Terrace in Monte-Carlo (Monaco), the Jardins Ephrussi de Rothschild in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, the Old Town of Nice, Villa Kerylos in Beaulieu-sur-Mer and the Château de la Chèvre d’Or in Èze. There are a few more (outfit) posts from my travels at the Côte d’Azur lined up to appear on the blog soon, shot in Gourdon, Ventimiglia and more. So in case you’re planning a trip to the French Riviera, just dive into my posts for inspiration and information! A handy tip: through my Travelogue, you can select travel posts according to their location on the map.

We hopped from village to village with a hired car as our voie de transport. It’s the quickest way of transport and it allows you to include impromptu stops whenever you notice a beautiful sight or village that begs further exploration.

So what did visiting over ten villages and towns teach me about the Côte d’Azur? That it’s a place brimming with postcard-worthy sights of the most varied nature: from quaint Provençal villages with cobblestoned pavements, surreal gardens, hotels that still possess the same glorious charm as in the Hitchcock era, houses drenched in glowing Mediterranean colours spilling down hillsides, to a girly pink French villa and even a mysterious Greek one. Every day was different, with just one reassuring constant: the presence (in sight, smell and sound) of that serene azur blue sea that simultaneously empties your mind like nothing else, yet fills it with a legion of new ideas.

 

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18 Comments

  1. Kate April 26, 2016

    Your photography is absolutely stunning! I signed up for your newsletter & e-book. I’m excited to read it!

    Kate
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    • Bold Bliss May 1, 2016

      Glad to hear that! Let me know if you have any questions with respect to the e-book – I’ll be glad to answer them :)

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  2. Phil Astore April 25, 2016

    Thankx… What a Trip… <3

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  3. Amy Roberts April 25, 2016

    I love this so much! I can’t wait to travel in this part of the world more. I’ll get there one day! I’m finding your photography secrets e-book very helpful in my own shots, thank you for providing it!

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    • Bold Bliss May 1, 2016

      So glad that my e-book can be of help! Feel free to let me know if you have any further questions with respect to the content of the e-book… Xx

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  4. Joan April 25, 2016

    When I look at your marvellous pictures, I always wonder why I can’t reach these effects. I know, I have to read your e-book. But still, my results are not similar :).

    Your photos are always dazzling, the colors are intense, the subjects rightly chosen and interesting. Amazing!!

    Keep going!

    Love

    Joan

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    • Bold Bliss May 1, 2016

      Thank you! Keep practicing and developing your photographic eye and I’m sure your photos will keep improving :)

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  5. Oona April 25, 2016

    Thes photos are stunning!! I adore the hue of the streets, buildings, sea, … . Also the angles from which you have your pictures taken. You are a wonderful photography planner!

    It all makes me dream of travelling, I can’t wait…
    Thanks for this beauty

    Oona

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  6. Feyi A April 24, 2016

    Lovely!!
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  7. Petite Maison of Fashion April 24, 2016

    I love the shot of your striped bodycon dress in the streets of the same hue!

    xoxo,
    http://petitemaisonoffashion.blogspot.com/

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  8. Hannah April 24, 2016

    Oh my, these photos are absolutely brilliant! It seems like you had a good time :)

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  9. Thuy April 24, 2016

    Saved to my Travel Collection on Bloglovin’ :)

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  10. Denise April 23, 2016

    That’s amazing, and well done for showing these amazing pictures! I love this part of the world and you were right, the photos shouldn’t be hidden! I wanted to say that this or that was my favorite, but no, all of them are amazing! It’s such a coincidence, because my next post is about it and even the title has to do with it :) Not about this part, this time, but something similar about emotions :) Lovely photos and keep on showing us these beauties, I love to see them!
    DenisesPlanet.com

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    • Bold Bliss May 1, 2016

      Thank you, Denise! I checked out your blog to see what it was that your post is about and it’s indeed about exactly the same thing: wanderlust. It’s a word I adore… Happy weekend!

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  11. Nikoletta April 23, 2016

    Beautiful blog post :) I love travelling and would love to go there one day. Thanks for sharing! Xoxo

    http://secretbeautylife1.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://thefashionconvert.blogspot.co.uk/

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  12. Cristina April 23, 2016

    I really enjoyed seeing these pics again. Your photography is amazing.
    I can’t wait to see more photo diaries from your trips!

    http://memoriesofthepacific.blogspot.com

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    • Bold Bliss May 1, 2016

      Thank you! I’ll make sure to keep posting photo diaries…

      Reply

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