6 December 2015

French Medieval Villages

One of my favourite things about my trip to Nice and the French Riviera was the day trips we took to Saint Paul de Vance, Cagnes-sur-Mer and Èze. All three villages are a short drive from Nice and offer something completely different from the hustle and bustle of the big city. These small villages are tucked away in the mountains around the coast, offering fantastic views of the ocean and neighbouring towns. Having never been to the south of France before, I was eager to see typical French towns where I could witness life as it is there. I was amazed to see families living in these historical Medieval towns and going about their business despite the high volume of tourists that descend on their tiny villages. Because we were there at the end of September we were able to avoid much of the touristic rush and enjoy it so much more.  

If I had to pick my favourite of the villages, I would have to go with Saint Paul the Vance. Maybe because it was the first of the three that we went to and because the sun was out, I don't know. The narrow maze-like streets and lanes filled with greenery and flowers will stay in my mind forever as I look back on this trip. And the doors, the doors were so pretty!

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