Côte d’Azur | Villefranche-sur-Mer

October 24, 2016

Hello everyone!

If you follow me on instagram, then you know that a couple of weeks back Wendy from “Nomadic Fare” and I, had the opportunity to pay a visit to the Côte d’Azur along with France’s tourism development agency “Atout France”.

Villefranche sur Mer in Côte d'Azur Discovering the French Riviera

During our time spent in the South of France, we had the opportunity to visit four destinations where we learned about their history, their culture, their food and their people.

The French Riviera is mostly renowned for being a top resort destination, which naturally anyone to think of it solely as a place to go to relax, swim and get some sunshine.

What most people ignore, is the number of renowned artists who lived in and took inpiration from this region; and how that contributed to the development and proliferation of contemporary art.

Just like that, there are many anecdotes and stories I learned during my trip and I want to share with you all my discoveries as if you had been there with us :)

And so, we start with day one…

Villefranche sur Mer in Côte d'Azur Discovering the French Riviera

A colorful journey

Our adventure started after landing at the international airport of Nice, where we hopped on a car and went straight on the hunt of panoramic views and ice-cream colored façades in the captivating commune known as “Villefranche-sur-Mer”.

Villefranche sur Mer in Côte d'Azur Discovering the French Riviera

The colorful town is located only a short drive away from Nice and thanks to the geographical characteristics of its bay, it held great importance as a port throughout history.

Our afternoon in this joyful place, consisted of strolling up and down the little streets, taking it all in and stopping every few steps to take photos of everything that crossed our path, since all that beauty was impossible to ignore!

Sunset was our cue to hop back on the car and head back to Nice, where we would be spending our first two nights…

Villefranche sur Mer in Côte d'Azur Discovering the French Riviera

Villefranche sur Mer in Côte d'Azur Discovering the French Riviera Villefranche sur Mer in Côte d'Azur Discovering the French Riviera

Villefranche sur Mer in Côte d'Azur Discovering the French Riviera Villefranche sur Mer in Côte d'Azur Discovering the French Riviera Villefranche sur Mer in Côte d'Azur Discovering the French Riviera

Villefranche sur Mer in Côte d'Azur Discovering the French Riviera Villefranche sur Mer in Côte d'Azur Discovering the French Riviera

Villefranche sur Mer in Côte d'Azur Discovering the French Riviera

Hotel Windsor was our home in Nice; a charming place filled with art and greenery…

When walking through the hall of the 1st floor towards my room, I noticed that each had a name, and I was curious as to what I would get. When I arrived, I had to smile because mine was named “La Licorne” which means unicorn; couldn’t be a better match.

The room was spacious and had a pretty blue mural with two unicorns overlooking the bed, but my favorite part was the gorgeous balcony overlooking the backyard tropical garden.

Hotel Windsor in Nice Côte d'Azur Discovering the French Riviera

In the evening we thought our cameras needed a rest and we headed down the street from our hotel to Bistro Dalpozzo, where we chatted, had a delicious dinner and listened to live jazz music while sitting at the outdoor terrace… In conclusion, a lovely way to finish a wonderful day.

A big thanks to the Côte d’Azur Tourism Board for hosting us!

Directory:

Hotel Windsor  11 rue Dalpozzo, 06000 Nice                                                 

Bistro Dalpozzo 10 rue Dalpozzo, 06000 Nice

Disclaimer:

This trip was done in collaboration with, and under the expense of Atout France for journalistic purposes.
All comments depicted in this article are a 100% authentic, based on my personal experience.

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15 Comments

  • Reply María Majón October 25, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Magic places!
    LIVING IN FASHION

    • Reply Ylenia October 26, 2016 at 7:37 pm

      I know, the South of France = Magic :)

  • Reply Lauren October 25, 2016 at 7:40 pm

    Beautiful! Thanks for sharing!

    xx
    Lauren Elizabeth
    Petite in Pearls

    • Reply Ylenia October 26, 2016 at 7:37 pm

      Thank you for dropping by!

  • Reply Natalia October 25, 2016 at 8:52 pm

    Gorgeous photos,

    Lots of love.
    http://www.NataliaBosch.com

    • Reply Ylenia October 26, 2016 at 7:38 pm

      Glad you like them!!
      x

  • Reply Carmen October 26, 2016 at 12:01 am

    I love your pictures. This place looks wonderful. :]

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    • Reply Ylenia October 26, 2016 at 7:38 pm

      Oh thank you so much!
      The place is so beautiful, it’d be impossible for the photos not to show it through :)

  • Reply Elizabeth Seal October 26, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    Such stunning, gorgeous photos! I think the houses are works of art themselves :D the most beautiful travel post! xx

    elizabeth ♡ ”Ice Cream” whispers Clara | (lets follow each other on bloglovin or instagram)

    • Reply Ylenia October 26, 2016 at 7:39 pm

      I definitely agree!
      I just ADORE colorful architecture :)

  • Reply Violette October 26, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    These photos are so beautiful! Hope you had a great time!

    http://violettedaily.com

    • Reply Ylenia October 26, 2016 at 7:39 pm

      It was AWESOME! Thank you so much :*

  • Reply Lenya October 26, 2016 at 7:19 pm

    Absolute stunning photos of an amazing and magical place. TFS!
    xox
    Lenya
    FashionDreams&Lifestyle

  • Reply Wendy October 28, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    To my fav travel buddy! What beautiful photos you have! Lovely roundup of the day

  • Reply signe January 24, 2017 at 7:02 am

    Wow! I’ve been seriously missing traveling lately and this post is giving me wanderlust like crazy! The colors in the south of France are amazing! Thank you for sharing your travel photos!
    : signe :
    : the daily savant :

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