Belle Provence Travels

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Happy Friday dear readers.  We’ve got a day off today in remembrance of Armistice Day, and it just so happens to be the birthday of one near & dear husband, so we’re off to a long-anticipated lunch at Le Caribou restaurant in Marseille.

Specialites Nicoises

Scenes from the back-streets of Vieux Nice.

Let’s just say I was cautioned not to eat for a day or two  (très impossible, of course) in preparation for our Le Caribou outing.  Rumor has it their “buffet-style” menu promises to leave us elbow-deep in fish platters & white wine.  It’s shaping up to be a pretty fantastique day indeed.

Flower market

Bright bouquets from the flower market.

After recovering from about 2 solid weeks of rainstorms, the only thing we’re missing today is a spat of Southern sunshine.

I’m hoping a few of these colorful photos from Vieux Nice will add a bit of brightness to our day & yours.  What a gorgeous area, and what a vibrant city.  I’ll be reporting back soon from another “Vieux” part of an equally interesting city – the Vieux Port of Marseille.  More photos and “fish tales” to come…

Vieux Nice

Sunlit buildings near Fenocchio Glacier.

Bon weekend a tous!

12 thoughts on “Foto Friday… Colors of Vieux Nice

  1. Michel says:

    Your pictures of Vieux Nice makes me want to go. We have only done drive bys of Nice and need to go and spend some time there. I look forward to reading about and seeing pictures of your visit to Marseille and Le Caribou. Have a great weekend.


    1. Anonymous says:

      Thanks Michel and I would really recommend a stop in Nice! I didn’t know what to make of the city on my first visit, so much to see & do and with a really interesting cultural mix. After a few visits, I can’t wait to go back – especially to Vieux Nice, our favorite part of the city! Hope you have a great weekend as well 🙂


  2. Marianne says:

    What a great way to start the weekend – with such beautiful colorful pics – especially on a dreary, sometimes wet day here in Northern California! Happy Birthday to your husband and happy weekend to you both.


    1. Anonymous says:

      Very kind of you, Marianne, thanks for your comment and b-day wishes! It was nice to start our day off with a bit of color as well – it’s been a bit dreary here with the rain. Well, we had a really great meal in Marseille so that did a lot to perk up the birthday mood 🙂 Enjoy your weekend!


  3. Kenya Galdamez says:

    Nick is a spoiled husband, and You are a great wife. May you two have a magnificent day today celebrating his birthday. The pictures are truly captivating!


    1. Anonymous says:

      Kenya, you are too kind my dear! Really, I think I am the one who is spoiled, lol… We’re thinking of you here & miss you (as always!). Hope you have a great weekend as bella & can’t wait to see you again (I hope very soon!). xo xo


  4. dali says:

    Tuula, what a beautiful assortment of photos…you never fail to charm. Happy birthday to your mate (mine will see another candle on his cake tomorrow) and thanks for sharing.


    1. Anonymous says:

      Hi Dali, thanks for your kind words 🙂 We had a fun day… even if we ate way too much! Happy Birthday to your mate as well, always a great excuse to treat each other… enjoy & was nice to find your comment! Tuula


  5. Tuula – The photos are so vibrant and gorgeous. My favorite part of Nice! Yes, I think I like it better than the beach. I, too, am looking forward to your post on Le Caribou!!


    1. Anonymous says:

      Thanks Kathy, it’s a really great area! Plus lots of great foodie hot spots – wish we lived closer and I would go all the time 🙂 Love Nice!


  6. Krista says:

    Wow – such wondrous colors!! What a lovely way to celebrate your man’s birthday. 🙂


    1. Anonymous says:

      Thanks Krista, we had a wonderful time 🙂


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