Travel in Europe

The South of France in Photos

Nice, on the French Riviera

Nice, on the French Riviera

For spring break in mid-April, I traveled throughout the South of France by train with a friend who’s currently studying in London. We took a relaxed approach to our vacation, choosing to visit a few tourist attractions here and there but mostly hopping from one café to another. She and I stayed in Toulouse, Avignon, Aix-en-Provence, and Nice and took brief side trips to Albi, Carcassonne, Nimes, Marseille, Cannes, Villefrance-sur-Mer, and Grasse. I’ve included a few photos of the trip below:

First stop: Toulouse! A view of Pont Neuf.

First stop: Toulouse! A view of Pont Neuf.

 

The view from the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum in Albi, outside Toulouse

The view from the Toulouse-Lautrec Museum in Albi, outside Toulouse

 

Looking up in the incredible Albi Cathedral

Looking up in the incredible Albi Cathedral

 

Looking up in the incredible Albi Cathedral

Views from the Cité de Carcassonne, a medieval fortress

Views from the Cité de Carcassonne, a medieval fortress

 

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Back in Toulouse

Back in Toulouse

 

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The Roman temple in Nîmes

The Roman temple in Nîmes

 

The Roman amphitheatre, also in Nîmes

The Roman amphitheatre, also in Nîmes

 

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The Pont du Gard, a well-preserved Roman aqueduct outside of Nîmes

The Pont du Gard, a well-preserved Roman aqueduct outside of Nîmes

 

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The Palais des Papes in Avignon

The Palais des Papes in Avignon

 

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The marina in Marseilles

The marina of Marseilles

 

Chåteau d'If, the infamous French fortress and later prison in Marseilles

Chåteau d’If, the infamous French fortress (and later prison) in Marseilles

 

One of the calanques in the Frioul archipelago

One of the calanques in the Frioul archipelago

 

Le Panier, a neighborhood in Marseilles

Le Panier, a neighborhood in Marseilles

 

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Onto Aix-en-Provence and its morning food market

On to Aix-en-Provence and its food market

 

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Beautiful Aix

The streets of Aix

 

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Italian flavors at the market in Nice

Italian flavors at the market in Nice

 

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The antiques market in Villefranche-sur-mer, a colorful little Riviera town

The antiques market in Villefranche-sur-mer, a colorful little Riviera town

 

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Day trip to Grasse, the home of the perfume industry

Day trip to Grasse, the home of the perfume industry

 

The Fragonard perfume boutique in Grasse

The Fragonard perfume boutique in Grasse

 

Views of Grasse

Views of Grasse

 

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Last day in Nice

Last day in Nice

 

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Back to the market

Back to the market

 

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