starting our journey {the south of france}

Hello from the Cote D’Azur!

I thought I’d maybe try and blog as we go on our travels this year, partly because I know how many pictures I manage to accumulate, but also because sometimes things are best recorded in the moment I think. (And my memory is full-on dreadful for remembering the details after the effect. I swear it gets worse every year!)

We’ve been in the South of France for a couple of days now and have really been enjoying the slower pace and sleepy little villages of this area. It’s a place very well known to us and very much loved by us too. We’re staying in Eze, as we do every year, perched on the Moyenne Corniche, between Nice and Monaco.

I get asked a lot about where we stay when we are here and also how this area is in terms of being family friendly too. We are very fortunate to stay in my parent’s place but there are plenty of Air BnB and self-catering options in the area. I’d definitely recommend self-catering if you are coming with a family as eating out can be seriously pricey, and the quality of food choice for children is not always huge. Equally, car hire is definitely recommended. The public transport system is excellent and very cheap to use (one euro will take you right along the coast) but trying to decipher the timetables can be tricky, and we have found in the past that with buggies and baggage having a car is priceless.

There are a myriad of little villages and towns along the coast to explore. The mountain roads and villages are also well worth a look (if you are comfortable with heights. I’m really only getting used to peering over the edge now, and even then only from behind the safety of the car window! Ha!)

I’ll share more on specific places once we get back after Italy, but for now a few pictures from the past few days!




Next stop, Lake Como.  See you in Italy!

E x





  1. August 11, 2016 / 7:29 pm

    Already saw your beautiful pictures on Instagram and can’t wait to see more. Enjoy the rest of your hols! Anita xx

  2. August 11, 2016 / 10:47 pm

    Looks fab, I’m in Venice Saturday week and the following Saturday. We’re off on a cruise… Love Venice. How long you travelling for?

  3. August 12, 2016 / 7:38 am

    Oh Emma it looks beautiful. I’ve never been to the south of France and I was only saying to Rich the other day that I’d like to explore it. I will be showing him these snaps and forwarding on your posts to give him some ideas. Excited to follow your travels. x

  4. August 15, 2016 / 11:00 am

    Stunning pictures, looks like you lot are having a fabulous time. Can’t wait to see the Italy pics! xx

  5. sheila walker
    August 15, 2016 / 11:16 pm

    Your photos are breathtaking, loving sharing your travels x

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