VILLEFRANCHE SUR MER

Following our week in Annecy, we headed south by coach, via Avignon, to Villefranche Sur Mer, an historic town between Nice and Monaco on the Côte d’Azur

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FRAN1780Villefranche Sur Mer Sculpture by the sea

FRAN1709Enjoying the scenery – Annecy to Ville Franche sur mer

DSC06973Pondering history – a Kronenbourg, Exile on Main Street and Villa Nellcote straight across the Bay.

DSC06988A happy man with a half bottle of Chianti not so Classico

DSC06989Eleanor and a plate of Mediterranean delicacies.

DSC07005 DSC07015Our Hotel balcony was a hard place to leave.

DSC07089A quiet little square slowly transformed, by workmen and passing tour groups, to a place of confused chaos, but we pressed on with confidence and determination.

FRAN1698Pont d’Avignon

FRAN1752Pink Neon

FRAN1771Pathway to the water

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FRAN1786 Cocteau sculpture near the little church he decorated.

FRAN1787 Pink Chairs

FRAN1793 All of life’s luxuries packed into a spare plot of (very expensive) land.

FRAN1833 Vive la France

FRAN1850 Pink Roses

FRAN1853 Stacked market boxes

FRAN1860 Sweet, fresh and juicy

FRAN1918 Old Town, Nice

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FRAN1930Butcher shop mascot.

FRAN1971  Negresco, Nice – Where Isadora Duncan fell victim to a long scarf and a Bugatti in 1927.FRAN1991

FRAN1995Fantastic Paintings – no photos inside – see it if you are in Antibes

 

 

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7 thoughts on “VILLEFRANCHE SUR MER

  1. John – love your easel. Where is it from? Can I purchase in UK. Mine is too big and cumbersome and a pain to erect!

  2. Oh, please show us some of your demos! The scenes you have shown in these recent French photos seem to me to need your eye to weed out and focus in…

  3. Your pics are beautiful lovely to see you all at work, am off to South of France in a few weeks you have all inspired me🌅

  4. My husband and I spend two weeks in Villefranche every year. It is without a doubt the most beautiful village in the south of France although we love Nice and Antibes. We just left a few weeks ago and your pictures make me homesick.

  5. I love little lambikins – the butcher shop “mascot”. How cute is that! Much better than pigs heads with lemons in the mouth and parsley in the ears.

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