Here is part two of my gigantic August photo diary. This post includes my photo highlights from the second part of my holiday in France and a little detour to Spain. Enjoy!
One of the last cities in the South of France before crossing the border to Italy is Menton, which is really beautiful. The sea is extremely clear and blue and the water is amazing. The only downside is the beach, which is covered in rocks (I prefer sand).
Close to Monaco is a commune called Cap d’Ail, with one of the most beautiful ‘hidden’ beaches ever. I have visited Cap d’Ail many times, but this is the first time I discovered it has a gorgeous beach!
Also very beautiful (and extremely crowded) is Eze, which is close to Villefranche-sur-Mer (where we were staying) and Nice. It’s small, but has amazing views. Parking is almost impossible though, so be prepared to walk a bit.
Like I wrote in my previous post, we stayed at hotel Le Versailles in Villefranche, which has an amazing buffet breakfast with lots of fresh fruit. This is what my typical breakfast looked like (vegan!).
This restaurant in Villefranche came highly recommended on Tripadvisor. Fun fact: Lord Sugar also likes to eat here (just check Twitter, we just missed him!). The food was good and I was able to eat almost entirely vegan, but it was very pricey.
I think we spent most nights going out to dinner in Monaco. My boyfriend and I both love Monaco, it has a very special vibe. In the summer it’s crowded with tourists, but I don’t mind (I’m a tourist too, after all). I love the vibe, the people, the views… It’s a fun escape from reality. Off to Monaco!
When I was a kid, we used to come to Saint Aygulf for our summer vacation. We went back there for a night and it was good to be back. It’s a small place and there are lots of Dutch people there, so we didn’t stay long.
Arrived in Biarritz! The weather wasn’t great, but I LOVED the city. It had such a special vibe and the people were so friendly (a breath of fresh air after the South of France). I can’t really explain it, but just look at how beautiful it is there.
After one night in Biarritz (and lots of rain) we drove to Spain, which is only about half an hour away. We drove to a small town called Lekeitio where my boyfriend spent many summers as a child. Unfortunately the weather didn’t get any better.
After Mimizan we drove to a hotel in Saintes. We had McDonald’s, which is essential at least once when on the road. I had lots of fries and two green salads as compensation for the fatty food. At this point we were actually on our way home to Holland.
But… we didn’t want to go home yet! Since my birthday was coming up and my sister happened to be in Barcelona, we decided to turn around and drive to Barca!! Best decision ever, because I LOVED Barcelona (first time there). You will see all my photo highlights from our three days in Barcelona in the next (and last) edition of my August photo diary. See you then!