15 posts tagged south of france
Nice’s old town (Vieille Ville) located in the South of France is an atmospheric warm-hued maze of tiny streets that has barely changed since the 1700s.
(at Nice, Côte d'Azur, France)
Marseille, South of France. ⛵️
There are Paleolithic cave paintings in underwater caves in this area that date back to 19,000 BC. But Marseille was best known during Antiquity as Massalia. It was one of the major trading ports of the Ancient World. 🌊
Marseille. South of France.
Nice, South of France. Took this while exploring the Old Town of Nice (Vieux Nice) on one of the most perfect early summer afternoons.
I had only meant to get lost for a few minutes but spent nearly an hour wandering around blissfully lost, intoxicated by the small streets and history of this incredible area of Nice.
This part of the South of France is incredibly close to Italy and so it has a distinct Italian influence since ownership of the region passed through many hands over the centuries including Italy. There really is no better place to get lost in the South of France. Really.
Aix-en-Provence, South of France
Aix is a love song;
lilting on a breeze
from faraway shores
as the sun
and the rain
onto the walls.