What colour is your Cote d’Azur?


My Cote d’Azur was much more than just the coastal blue.

Cote d’Azur, or the French Riviera in English, literally translates to ‘the blue coast’. I was greeted by the shimmering blue from the Mediterranean sea, brought glittery under the golden sun that was shining bright on a winter day as I drove into Nice on the grand Promenade de Anglais.  The scenery around looked so much déjà vu, though it was my first visit. “This looks exactly like a 1950s movie set in an Audrey Hepburn film!’ said my girlfriend with eyes shining like kids in candy store.

The only regret was that we didn’t frock up in Audrey Hepburn vintage style, yet I loved my fluoro yellow knit which seemed to blend in so harmoniously with the many colours at Cote d’Azur. Best place to capture them all? You can’t go past the Cours Saleya market – it’s simply a feast for the eyes as much as for your taste buds! Cours Saleya is the nerve centre of the old city of Nice, where the French showcases their bustling marketplace and cafe scene. The plaza bursts into a firework-like show of colours every Tuesday to Sunday, when vendors line both sides of the walkway with fresh blossoms, sun ripened fruits and oil paintings of this charming old town . From the yellow stone heritage buildings on the side of Cours Saleya, cafe outdoor tables lined in red tablecloth, to those beautiful blossoms, all colours burst into life basking under the Mediterranean sun – so intensively blinding that you almost need your pair of sunglasses anytime of the day!

And the most colourful backdrop for a photo shoot in your brightest outfit while in Cote d’Azur? Hop on to one of those orange Velo de Ville rental bicycles and ride along Promenade de Anglais, the amazing colours will transform any pictures into pop art pieces.

So tell me Dear Reader, what colour is your Cote d’Azur?


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  1. What a lovely place:)

    1. C’est magnifique indeed! Love every moment in French Riviera!

  2. So nice!Cóte d’Azur, another place to add in mi Trip Wish List.

    1. Glad that you got inspired! It’s a place that promises to amaze.. already planning my return visit in the summer months 🙂

  3. Ray Luke · · Reply

    My Cote D’azur would be terracotta.

    1. No doubt terracotta and the coast blue in the background will make an amazing oil painting of the old towns in Cote d’Azur!

  4. Amazing pics!!! I would say my Cote D’Azur colour would be light peach… maybe white.

    1. Thanks for dropping by my way dear! Umm light peach and cream…sounds like a delicious cocktail! 🙂

  5. so jealous you!!!

    1. Aww hoping that I just brought to life the travel bugs in you? 🙂 Thanks for following my blog!

      1. yes you did!!!! addict into travel already 😛 Cheers!

      2. Glad to know haha! What’s next on your travel wish list?

      3. er….not yet decided…but not far away from HK I think…many concerns and constraints…:(

      4. I guess one of the privileges living in HK is that you don’t have to travel too far to experience another culture and take in some fresh air, there seems to be plenty of travel destinations within 2-3 hours’ flight reach!

      5. Correct!! but still, looking for the European cultures badly!!!

  6. Oh my gosh…your blog is just beautiful! Thank you for liking my photo on stoppingalongtheway:) Such a compliment. Can’t wait to see what you get up to next:)

  7. I fell in love with the French Rivera last year, too! Now you are just begging me to go back! I would say I love the greys and the blacks of the rock beaches that clashed with the deep blue sea/light blue of the horizon. It was just like a picture. I think I am heading to Spain at the end of the summer so hopefully I can think about this question the whole time I am there! Lovely post:)

    1. Wow lucky you Alex! 🙂 Spain is another place where I’d want to make a return visit so badly! To me Spain is definitely red – thinking of flamenco, matador and of course their sangria! Can’t wait to find out what colour your Spain is after your visit x

      1. Well, Spain is no longer the destination. Funny how things change — we are heading to South Africa instead. I’m expecting subtle, Earth tones. Have you been?

  8. great pictures and lovely blog, I follow you!!! kisses

    1. You’re such a lovely little one Mihaela!! Just stopped by and follow your blog too 🙂 Love your blog topics – beautiful fashion and food are what make every girl scream out loud! Keep out with the great work x Juliet

  9. Echo Marie Johnson · · Reply

    Hello! Thank you for stopping by my site. 🙂 I am so jealous of your adventure. How I wish I could paint the things you are seeing!

  10. agree with you on blue – i’d be wearing lipstick & poppy red!

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  12. Thank you for the like! Your trip looks amazing, definitely going to be adding the Cóte d’Azur to my destination check list! x

  13. You brought back so many cool memories from my Cote d’Azur trip. For me Nice and Monaco were the best parts of my vacation 🙂

  14. Incredibly beautiful, the colors are outstanding!

    1. Indeed! It’s the vibrancy that makes every heart sing merrily 🙂

  15. Looks gorgeous…..I always love visiting fruit & vegetable markets on holiday and seeing everything piled high…such vibrant colours! x

    1. Apart from the feast for the eyes fruit and vege markets are always the best place to mingle with the locals and meet interesting characters! What are your favourite ones Emma?

      1. On holiday, Spanish ones always seems to be especially colourful!
        In London, Borough market is of course very famous, and really interesting for every food you can imagine…..
        But near my home in North London, there are lots of local Turkish markets, which sell amazing produce!

  16. This article and your lovely photos bring back memories of my trip to la Cote D’Azur in Monaco and Nice many years ago. Besides the distinctive intense azur of the sea everything around is a true kaleidoscope of colours. Indeed a beautiful part of the Mediterranean sea! Thanks for sharing!

  17. It’s a lovely part of the world, and you wrote a great post about it.

    1. Very kind of you for your compliments 🙂 The French Riviera is one of those places that worth a return visit.

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