I almost had to split this post into two parts because I seemed to take a ridiculous number of photos on our first day in the Côte d’Azur (the excitement was real) but finally I was able to edit them down to a reasonable number. We began our day’s walk by strolling along the Promenade des Anglais towards the Vieille Ville in search of lunch and a coffee and eventually found the most amazing tuna baguette at Boulangerie Jeannot on Rue Saint-François de Paule. I don’t usually eat tuna but “when in Nice” – right? And it was delicious.
We needed to make our way around the corner to Nice’s port area to catch the bus to Villefranche-sur-Mer, which I’d seen so much on Instagram recently I knew I had to visit for myself. As I’d never been before, I had no idea which direction to head in to capture the best spots in this very hilly seaside town, but once we hopped off the bus a very nice lady in the tourist information centre pointed us towards the Old Town area. For the next hour or so we got lost in beautiful multicoloured streets with the last of the bougainvillea blooming here and there. I think my favourite thing about the architecture in the south of France is the beautiful pastel window shutters that adorn almost every old building.
I’ve separated all these photos into those taken in Nice and those taken in Villefranche. If any of you want to know exactly where a certain spot is I will try my best to answer and give you the street name. I also thought I should mention that all of these shots were taken on my iPhone 7 Plus and I couldn’t be happier with the camera on this phone. I still use my DSLR in some situations (especially for low light or for certain lifestyle/product photography) but for a long day of walking in 30 degree heat, I can’t tell you how nice it was not to have to lug my Nikon with its heavy lens around with me. Obviously the quality of the photos will never be as good but I still think the phone did an amazing job! Let me know what you think about the 7 Plus in the comments if you’ve got one.