france-5-1nice, france / by breanna rose

It’s hard for me to pick a favorite part of our trip, but I loved Nice, France much more than I expected to. It was hands down one of my favorite spots, right along the Mediterranean Sea. The first thing we did in Nice was to hunt down an Italian restaurant, not only because we were craving pasta, but because Italy is only forty minutes away. The thing with traveling is that sometimes, you just have to pick the first restaurant you see instead of trying to figure out where exactly to go. Luckily, Giuseppe Pepino was close by in Garibaldi Square, where our apartment was. And guess what?? It was some of the best Italian food I’ve ever had. Our evening was filled with bread ( of course ), wine, noodles, and street performers.

nice, france / by breanna rosenice, france / by breanna rose

We were told by countless people to try out Fenocchio gelato in Old Town Nice, and it did not disappoint. In fact, we had gelato there at least twice every single day — rain or shine. They have so many flavors that it is almost paralyzing to choose, especially when you don’t know what all the labels mean. But if you ever do get a chance to try Fennochio, my recommendation would be their Amaretto flavor. Oh boy, a scoop of that with some vanilla bean. I’d have that again in a heartbeat!!

nice, france / by breanna rose

Besides amazing food, we once again did a whole lot of walking throughout Nice. The town is definitely smaller than Paris, so our two days there was just right. Everything was much less crowded and felt like a nice change of pace. Plus, the buildings were really fun, sporting pastel colors and built into the hills. It’s a different kind of life down along the Mediterranean, slow and relaxed. I’m so happy we got to see a little bit of it and I sure hope we can make it back someday.

nice, france / by breanna rosenice, france / by breanna rosenice, france / by breanna rose

Because I quickly became obsessed with Nice and the coast, I have a few more photos I want to share with you guys in a few days time. If you ever have the chance to go to Southern France, please do it. We only saw bits & pieces, but know there is so much more down there to be seen!

  1. Sally says:

    Gorgeous photos Breanna! I especially love that first shot – colourful European buildings are my fave! I’ve not been to Southern France for quite some time, but I adore the area and really must go back some time soon.

  2. Sneha says:

    I have a thing for pretty windows. I guess, if and when I go, I am going to love France :) Hi! From a new follower. :)

    Love,
    Sneha

  3. Rebecca says:

    I remember going to France in high school and saving up and when we got to Paris it was exciting but I was still left feeling like ehhh. Then we went down to Nice and everything felt more carefree and energetic and fun. We went running into the Mediterranean the first chance we saw it with our clothes on and I was glad we had visited there since I had spent so long saving for that trip. It’s like Paris is nice but Nice is the more fun sister/cousin :) Can’t wait to see more of your lovely photos from there!

    • breanna says:

      Right!!? After spending four days in Paris, Nice was for sure the best break we could have taken from all the hustle + bustle of the city. Nice was so much more laid back, carefree, etc., just as you said. :)

  4. Kaity says:

    oh, I just love Nice. :) your pictures take me right back to my summer studying abroad.

  5. I wish I didn’t see this post! My boyfriend and I were just invited to go to Nice by friends – we even have a place to stay! So tempting, and your beautiful photos are making it even more tempting.

  6. Jade says:

    I love the colours in this post, Breanna! Nice is such a lovely town, and you’ve really captured it well with these photos.

  7. Oh, I’ve been loving these France entries from you, Breanna! I hope to visit there someday. Such beautiful imagery, too!

  8. Chelsea says:

    I loved Nice! I wasn’t a fan of Paris but Nice definitely brought France back to the top of the list for me. The water there was SO warm- loved it! And old town was beautiful, I loved all the little alleyways. Did you go to Monaco while you were in Nice? That was a fantastic perk of going to Nice as well!

    • breanna says:

      We took a bus to Menton, France which drove through Monaco. We didn’t stop there, but luckily got to see a bunch of things just from driving through the town! It looked so luxurious … I definitely want to stop there next time.

  9. Florencia says:

    Wow, your blog amazes me! you take really nice pictures! they’re gorgeous :)

  10. Amielle says:

    Nice has been my favourite city in France, hands down. I spent five days there on holiday at the beginning of May and I never wanted to leave. I didn’t take near enough pictures but I was too busy just soaking it up in. Definitely on my ‘to go back’ list because it’s so perfect!
    I’m glad you enjoyed it so much as well!

  11. Yelle says:

    i love your thin gold rings, so elegant. i have never been to nice but next time i go to france i definitely want to visit. from your photos, your words, and every one elses time in nice, it seems like a place i would fall in love with.

  12. Pati Mo says:

    wow bre! those photos make me wanna go back so bad! Where did you get those rings from? I’ve been looking for simple rings like that. x

    • breanna says:

      The rings are from Etsy, but unfortunately I forgot which seller, I’m sorry! I believe I did various searching on there like “tiny gold rings” and “tiny gold stacking rings.” That should get you lined up with something similar. :)

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