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The French Riviera

September 22, 2015

The French Riviera is the Mediterranean coastline of the southeast corner of France which includes Monaco, Nice, Antibes, Cannes, St Tropez etc. If you’re a beach lover, you have to visit the french riviera! It’s incredible! I stayed in Nice for 2 nights and took a train out to explore Antibes and Monaco. I love Nice the most cos it’s a small unpretentious town with very nice people and pristine beaches. Would definitely go back if I have a chance, and hopefully Cannes next!

If you’re wondering, we took a direct flight from Barcelona to Nice and it only cost us $110SGD one way (flight was an hour). It was very easy getting into the city from the airport as well. A short 30 mins bus ride! Once you set foot into the city, trust me you’ll be blown away by the powder blue water and black pebbled beach. So breath-taking!

Gelato ice cream for my first bite of Nice, of course!DSC04998DSC05003 We started the 2nd day early and took a railway train from Nice gare de ville to Antibes which took about half an hour. We bought an unlimited day train pass for about 15 euros I think. The train pass can get you unlimited rides to Cannes, Monaco etc!DSC05011Gorgeous lace insert dress by french label – Magali PascalDSC05012 DSC05013 DSC05018Antibes!DSC05020 DSC05021 DSC05024 DSC05025We trekked along Cap d’antibes for 1.5 hour. Bad idea to wear maxi and gladiators to trek hahah.DSC05050 DSC05055 DSC05077 DSC05079 DSC05082 DSC05089Was so tempted to cliff-dive but was kinda scared as well cos sometimes the waves were pretty big. Damnit, when will I ever get to cliff dive!DSC05095 DSC05100 DSC05123 DSC05125 DSC05141 DSC05153 DSC05159 DSC05160 DSC05167 DSC05179After soaking up the sun the whole afternoon, we hopped on the train and made our way to Monaco. Monte Carlo, oh yeah baby!  It took us another 30-40 mins.DSC05201Hotel De Paris
This was where the movie Monte Carlo was filmed at, where Selena Gomez jumped from one balcony to another! It’s one of my favourite chick flicks so I was really looking forward to be in Monte Carlo. The hotel sure did not disappoint and the amount of fancy cars was unreal.DSC05204 Monte Carlo Casino!DSC05206

12039606_10155740766951980_5138913232760528434_n DSC05255 DSC05261 DSC05263 DSC05268To be honest, we were pretty disappointed with Monte Carlo. I mean sure it was posh and fanciful but that was all. To me, there was not much of a culture, not much of a story to tell. It’s just glitz and glamour. So we left within 2 hours and headed back to Nice for dinner instead. Need I mention that everything in Monte Carlo was hella expensive too?DSC05270 DSC05274Third day saw us exploring Nice before our evening flight! We shopped around a bit and cycled along Promenade des Anglais with our rented bikes. Such a simple activity but I thoroughly enjoyed it. Best cycling view ever and I had Pierre Herme macarons to munch on while cycling heh.11057721_10155740767241980_7032689485398244566_n 11998979_10155740767086980_1582625916357552571_n 12003236_10155740767076980_5178094338446684015_n 12003382_10155740767071980_2408043795305248912_n 12027596_10155740767056980_7038335217287131852_n 12027659_10155740766941980_2633413858516143329_n

12043129_10155740767066980_5723213665082043764_nI enjoyed and love Nice so I’d definitely recommend you guys to swing by if you’re travelling to places near Nice. I think 3 full days would be perfect to chill in Nice and explore the other parts of The French Riviera! And it’s definitely the nicest during summer!

To powder blue waters and glistening macarons!

Sophia Chong

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  • Reply min September 23, 2015 at 10:13 am

    Hello! Which airline did you take from Barcelona to Nice?
    Thank you.

    • Reply sophiachong September 23, 2015 at 1:25 pm

      Easyjet! (:

      • Reply min September 25, 2015 at 2:35 pm

        thank you!!

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