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{Nice, France}

We’re back from our long weekend in the south of France. I took sooo many photos and I am planning on sharing them with you throughout the whole week!ย 

First up, Nice, which actually ended up being our favorite of the three cities we visited. So, the evening we arrived we ran into quite a few hiccups. Do you remember Nicole’s travel tips from her guest post? One of them really came in handy – Be Flexible. She was so right. Things go wrong… Very, very wrong. I could go on and on and tell you our long, drawn out sob-story, but I’ll spare you and give you the gist: airline left our luggage behind in Paris (we packed in one bag – everything was in there) and the rental car company “lost” our reservation. So we were left without bags and a car. The car wouldn’t have been so bad if we weren’t staying out in the French countryside – about 40 minutes from Nice. But these kind of adventures are what traveling is all about, and why I’m so thankful to get to experience them with Corey. Sure, they can be extremely stressful and sometimes tempers flare (I’m not perfect), but they teach you so much about communication and problem solving with your significant other. And the good news is, we came out of five days of taking buses and trains around the south of France stronger and closer than when we arrived in Nice. And we still love each other ๐Ÿ™‚ย 

So, Nice… Oh, Nice. It really stole my heart. The water is clear, the architecture is what you dream up when you think of France, and they have beach clubs along their stoney shores (yes, you heard right, there’s no sand in Nice, just rocks!) where you can pay a day fee and you get a lounger and an umbrella – oh, and a nice ‘lil view of the Mediterranean. No big deal. It was my idea of heaven. Cocktails and delicious fresh crab right at my fingertips. Didn’t even have to step away from my lounge chair or take my eyes off the turquoise waters in front of me. Take me back, please!

After a long day by the sea, we decided to wander aimlessly and see what the town of Nice had to offer. We stumbled upon hundreds of steps that lead you high above the city, where we watched the sun set. It was breathtakingly beautiful.ย 

We then headed into the “old town” for dinner. We sat outside and shared a bottle of the most delicious white wine and chatted about how much fun we were having – and how badly we needed this vacation. It’s been a crazy few months, and it was so great to be able to truly relax, feel the sun and salty seawater on our skin – and most importantly really connect (and even though I missed Henry – it was nice to have it just be us two).

Hope you’re not sick of Nice because we headed back there on our last day – so I’ve got more photos to show you in a couple days! Tomorrow – Antibes!

{Photosย ยฉย Liz Denfeld}

41 thoughts on “{Nice, France}”

  1. beautiful photos! Some more trip advice: don't check your luggage:) I am so glad it all worked out in the end! You look like you had a fabulous time!

  2. do you ever look back and think: i can't believe this is my life?! because i can't believe you get to live this!! haha, jealous. Nice is on top of my visit list as far as France goes. i've heard so many amazing things about it and the pictures just add to it!

  3. So beautiful! Don't you just adore living in Europe with all of these amazing places at your fingertips? I've been here almost two years now and still can't believe me luck. Can't wait to see the rest of the photos!

  4. Your photos are so incredible and Nice really looks paradise ๐Ÿ™‚

    Btw the creme brulee in your last photo looks amazzinnggg

    Looking forward to the rest of your photos ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. 1) Love the pictures and the sunshine!
    2) I hiked up all of those steps before to see the “Castle” in pouring down rain…apparently they tore down the castle and built a park years ago ๐Ÿ™‚
    3) So glad you are getting to run all around Europe! What a crazy blessed year you are going to have!
    xoxo, Anna N

  6. I LOVE your pictures and have now looked at them multiple times… But every time I open to your blog I can't help but read nice, France instead of Nice, France (pronounced correctly) ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. One girl I met, who studied abroad the same time I did, had a really bad experience in Nice. I'm very glad you didn't. It looks absolutely beautiful!

  8. Your pics are stunning!!
    I love Nice and we were just there a month ago. We've been there a couple of times before and once rented a villa up in the hills with the most amazing view. The airline lost our bags on our first trip there so I can relate to the whole “be flexible” thing. But really, when you're in a place like that, a few hiccups can actually make for some great memories and stories to share. Did you happen to come across an antique market while there? We lucked out and found some great things ๐Ÿ™‚

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