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a week on the french riviera

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Wearing: Somedays lovin’ Daisy Drew maxi dress | Miu Miu sunnies 

Hey France! It’s so good to see you again. For our recent trip to France, we decided to skip Paris and check out the southern and eastern area of the country instead. Our first stop was the French Riviera where we based ourselves in Nice but travelled along the coast to explore the little towns nearby. Here are some of the places we loved visiting:

NICE, CASTLE HILL 

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Not something that’s fun climbing on a hot day, but the view here is pretty splendid. It reminds me a little of climbing Marjan Hill in Split as the coast of Nice is lined with palm trees and kind of looks similar to that of Split! Castle Hill is right next to old town Nice, on the east side.

NICE, PLACE MASSENA

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Everyone’s got to visit Place Massena when they’re in Nice. This colourful centre is famous for its distinct checkerboard tiles and houses many department stores, boutiques, cafes and restaurants. A tram runs through the centre of it all making it a really lively and bustling area to meet up, relax or people watch.

EZE VILLAGE

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Wearing: Gorman Deville shift dress | Bared vulture sneakers | Miu Miu sunnies

Not to far from Nice (it’s a 1.50 euro bus ride away!) is Eze Village. It’s a medieval village built on a rocky cliff that overlooks the Mediterranean ocean. Filled with narrow cobblestoned paths, interesting little shops and perfumeries. Right on top of Eze Village is Le Jardin exotique d’Eze which is the cactus filled garden you find above.

VILLEFRANCHE SUR MER

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One of the closest towns to Nice is Villefranche Sur Mer, a small residential town with a beach front. The most simplest way to reaching Villefranche is to take the train as it takes the coastal route and stops at ground level. The alternative would be to take the bus, however the bus takes the scenic route up the hill so you would then have to spend about 30-45ish minutes taking the backstreet steps down to reach the village.

MENTON

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Wearing: ASOS Pretty Occasion playsuit | Fossil Sydney Satchel in Heritage Blue

Also on our list was Menton which you saw a bit more of in my last post. Beautiful Menton would be one of the most furthest towns we visited from Nice but only then, it was still something like a 40 minute train ride only. It’s got a really picturesque view and there are a heap of great restaurants by the water to eat at.

NICE, THE BEACH & BACK STREETS

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Wearing: TBags Los Angeles off shoulder dress | The Beach People roundie beach towel in Aztec

Could this be my first pebbled beach experience? It’s definitely different to sitting on sand, but pebbled beaches actually make the water more clear and blue!

MONACO

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As flashy as you could ever imagine. Monaco is a really popular side trip option from Nice and is filled with designer boutiques, expensive cars, people in black tie dress ..and tourists! If you’re looking for a spot of designer shopping but Nice just happens to not have the boutique you are after, then head to Monaco because it will most surely be there! One of the only purchases I made during our holiday in Europe was a pair of Miu Miu sunnies which I happened to pick up in Monaco. Do also climb the Princes Palace for a stunning view of Monaco, its private boat/ship harbour and more.

Photography: Thomas Debono & I

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17 Comments

  • Reply
    Sasa Zoe
    November 18, 2015 at 12:33 AM

    Love these dresses! So pretty<3

    Shall We Sasa

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      kisforkani
      November 19, 2015 at 4:24 PM

      Thanks :)

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    Lia
    November 18, 2015 at 1:43 AM

    The pictures are amazing, beautiful place… I love your looks!

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      kisforkani
      November 19, 2015 at 4:24 PM

      Thanks Lia!

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    All things nice...
    November 18, 2015 at 7:16 AM

    Love these photographs, Brings back memories of my trip more than 10 years ago. We spent a week around the Nice area, visited Monaco, Cannes, Antibes Grass and lots of small villages up the mountains. Your photos are amazing. Must look up Menton on the map it looks fab too..

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      kisforkani
      November 10, 2016 at 3:50 PM

      <3 Menton is just a short trip from Nice!

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    Elle Kirsten
    November 18, 2015 at 10:31 AM

    That reflection picture is unbelievable! I visited Nice 2 years ago but unfortunately only had half a day there on my way to Monaco during which the Tour de France was going through meaning a lot of areas were blocked off. Thanks for allowing me a means to spend longer there through this post :)

    x Elle
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      kisforkani
      November 19, 2015 at 4:26 PM

      Thanks Elle! It’s an area with little water fountains and the water was so still! The French Riviera is such a beautiful area, you should definitely head back next time if you can

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    Ollyvia Laura
    November 18, 2015 at 3:26 PM

    ALWAYS ADORE READING YOUR BLOG <3

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      kisforkani
      November 19, 2015 at 4:26 PM

      Thanks :)

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    Hoda Katebi
    November 18, 2015 at 3:59 PM

    Oh my gosh these photos are all so colorful, bright, and wonderful! I really love how well your outfit matches the locations, too, haha (especially the one in Monaco!) Per usual, your photography skills are right on-point. With all this travelling, I’d really love to hear what places you’ve loved the most, where you’ve had the best memories, etc–do you often reflect after your journeys or is life going all too fast, do you feel?

    <(') Hoda | JooJoo Azad, a fashion + social action blog

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      Hoda Katebi
      November 18, 2015 at 3:59 PM

      P.S. I never got the chance to tell you yet–a major CONGRATULATIONS for finishing law school! I can’t wait to see where you blog (and life!) takes you next!

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    Stephanie
    November 18, 2015 at 6:36 PM

    Nice dress and beautiful view <3

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    Zorini Lungtau
    November 19, 2015 at 8:05 PM

    You always look so lovely??
    I love the fact that you set your own trend. ?

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      kisforkani
      November 10, 2016 at 3:49 PM

      Thanks Zorini :)

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    Henna Tangri
    May 17, 2016 at 6:48 AM

    Your pictures are beautiful and so are you!! We are planning a trip to France.. Could you let me know which month did you visit French Riviera, Annecy and Colmar…Flowers are in full bloom in your pictures..and I would love to go around the same time :)

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      kisforkani
      November 10, 2016 at 3:50 PM

      Hey! So sorry for the late reply. If it still helps anywhere out there, we visited late September to early October :)

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