Sunday, May 22, 2016

France Revisited

  

 


 

If, by chance,
you visit France
and want to have fun -
go south to the sun.

The blue sea will dazzle,
the pizza has basil,
a festival in Cannes,
and you can work on your tan.

A market, an old city,
the shops are so pretty,
the people are nice,
so - take my advice!


142 comments:

  1. I love all your holiday snaps...they always make me want to go to your destination!

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  2. Beautiful inspiring colours
    Julie xxxxx

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  3. I so love the south of France, it resembles our Ligurian Riviera so much,... actually France is all stunning, but there I truly feel at home !
    Enjoy your Sunday, my lovely Amalia, and your new week ahead,
    sending my dearest love to you

    Dany

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  4. Beautiful...........I love the French Riviera!!

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  5. your poem made me smile. would love to be there someday.

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  6. Oh, I loved your photo album here of your visit to France. You've captured the essence so beautifully with your camera. I love the way you see your world and how you share it with us.

    Sending hugs and wishes for more beautiful days,
    Brenda xox

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  7. I so long to see France. Thank you for these photos, more appreciated than you could know.

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  8. I've always wanted to go to France, but now that I've seen your photos, I REALLY want to go!

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  9. I have been to Cannes..and one of my favorite bloogers lives there so we get to see it quite frequentlyon her rich posts:)
    Like this one..so many beautiful shots Amalai..just as if I had gone back:)

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  10. I have been to Paris only, it was for three short days and we did so much but did not have time just to experience the life. Your photos are so gorgeous.
    Meredith

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  11. A glorious array of photo's.
    The colours are just amazing

    "A market, an old city,
    the shops are so pretty,"

    A lovely post to look at and read your verse, thank you.

    Enjoy your day

    All the best Jan

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  12. You're spot on, I quite agree with you!

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  13. Such a beautiful place to visit, stunning photos.

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  14. Dear Amalia,
    I give you many thanks
    For sharing your views of France!
    xx
    Gracie

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    1. How sweet and nice, Gracie, thank you :-)

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  15. Dear amalia, your posts are quite fab
    When I visit your blog You make me feel glad 
    Nowhere near as good as your poetry but it reflects how I feel about your gorgeous and inspiring photos. Thank you xx

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  16. What beautiful pictures, just bursting with colour. Lucky you!

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  17. Beautiful photos! I've been in France two times, and it's always fun to see through someone else's camera.
    Have a great day!

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  18. Oh, the roses!! Fabulous!

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  19. What a feast for the eyes and imagination Amalia! You could write books to increase tourism for sure!

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    1. Now that would be a dream. I'm available for any mission, Paris even, or the moon.

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  20. Amalia your pictures are incomparable as usual! I will follow your advice and visit south France... one day. I wish you a great week.

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  21. And I've been to the South of France, in fact, I lived in Nice and it was NICE!!!!!!!

    Oh how I love this part of the world, and Amalia, it looks as if you had a wonderful time there! So colorful, lively, ancient and inspiring.

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    1. Lucky you, Anita! It is a beautiful part of the world. I was thinking that it was no wonder so many great painters worked there, the quality of light was amazing.

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  22. So beautiful! You are a wonderful photographer! The colours, the shapes, the sights.... just wonderful!

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  23. So lovely fotos of a wonderful market, fresh fruits, old houses, beautiful
    I like the old desks in the sea-colours.
    Thanks for the visit in France, have a great day,
    Nicole

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  24. Gorgeous. I don't think there's any bad pictures to be taken while in France. It has a charming feel wherever you may be.

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  25. Advice taken Amalia! Such beautiful pictures....felt like I was there with you! Cheers.

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  26. Beautiful pictures! You have a way with that camera, showcasing the colorful beauty of France... and oh the food! The pizza, the pasta, the flowers... it is is beautiful! I love seeing the world through your eyes :)

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    1. The pizza place sits just outside the market and I've seen them twice go and get fresh vegetables. It seems to me like such a wonderful way to feed people.

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  27. So lovely, Amalia! The south of France is a gorgeous place. Charm galore in your beautiful photographs! Now I want to return. ♥

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  28. Hi Amalia,
    so nice pictures:) And poem:)
    Next time maybe Alsace?
    Hugs:)

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  29. Oh Amalia - I would love to visit France one day. Your lovely photos confirm it! I just planted some of those French radishes in the garden yesterday. Your poem is so sweet as well.

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  30. Very nice post, nice pictures, all lovely!! Mariuccia

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  31. Such wonderful photos, Amalia...thanks so much for sharing with us!

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  32. I think I love your pictures more than anyone in blog land, Amalia. They are not just filled with beauty, they are interesting, colorful, wonderful, and so much more. I'm so glad you had a nice time in France.

    ~Sheri

    ps but I have to say, we don't have the burnt edges around our pizza like this one here. :)

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    1. You know how to make me happy, Sheri. What an amazing compliment! Thank you!

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  33. You make me want to jump on a plane and start traveling!
    Beautiful photo's :)

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  34. It sounds like you're having a wonderful time Amalia! Love the pictures!!

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  35. As you know....I'm always mesmerized by the food! What is the filling of the roll and coffee? Fig maybe? the produce is amazing, and then the pizza and the shrimp & pasta looks scrumptch!! What is the "thing" on top of the high tower (below the outdoor cafe pic)? A wonderful tour!

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    1. Thanks for another lovely comment, Jody. That roll was fab. It was filled with a sort of pudding and a lot of raisins, and was so fresh. Big sigh. The high tower is the top of a little church and has a mosaic of green stones at the top.

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  36. The south of France is beautiful! Especially through your lens. Delicious, too. We are visiting France this summer, but the northern part, not the south.

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  37. Great pictures !!! Little cities with their market are more beautiful and authentic that the "big" city full of tourist !
    Bonnes vacances !!!
    Anna

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  38. Exquisite tribute to this charming region of France. Thanks for sharing your impressions with us, it was so delightful!
    Have a nice day Amalia!
    Olympia

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  39. Thank you for letting me stroll through the South of France with you, enjoying the gorgeous sights, smells and glorious colours. Sublime photos!

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  40. If I could have you as my tour guide, Amalia, I would love to go to France. Your photos are all wonderful and travel magazine worthy. Inspiring, actually. Love to you sweet friend. ~ Nancy

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    1. You'll be in good hands, I've mastered the art of ordering a cafe creme (the French version of a latte).

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  41. Oh my...I have never been to France but your awesome photos sure make me want to go! Thank you for the lovely tour, Amalia :)

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  42. Beautiful pictures....so evocative of the south of France and reminding me of our lovely holiday there a year or two ago.....such sunny colours, gorgeous markets and the bluest sea imaginable!
    Helen xox

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  43. ALL of these photos are extraordinary but since I have not had dinner yet the FOOD ones are really impressing me! :)

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  44. ALL of these photos are extraordinary but since I have not had dinner yet the FOOD ones are really impressing me! :)

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  45. Hi Amalia, allbthe oictures are very beautiful!

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  46. Sorry Amalia, my tablet has changed my words. All the pictures are very beautiful!

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  47. Oh Amalia, how I would if I could! But maybe I even see more through your lens than I would if I were there. I'll keep telling myself that anyway.

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    1. How kind, Dewena. I also rely on blogger friends to take me to places I'll probably never see.

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  48. So beautiful and inviting. The food looks incredible. We have a commercial here that says "don't visit France...live it" It looks like you found out how to do that!

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  49. xx oo
    I will do just that.
    I always love traveling with you.
    Carla

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  50. Photos are stunning of Paris, makes me want to go back!

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  51. Ah, I didn't come by, because I thought you would still be gone! Thanks for bringing me up to date! Oh, love the open air markets, with so many veggies! And it looks like you were close to the ocean? Love the ambiance of a coast town:) Somewhere I was reading (I hope I have this right) that you are French but live in Holland - is it true? If it is, you must have a very good reason - the weather in France is so much warmer, and the landscape is so much more romantic:)
    We are having a storm here, so I can't see whether you linked up to SEASONS with a photo (with a storm the internet connection is much weaker since I live at 3000 feet). If you did, thanks so much! And if you didn't, please leave one of these, before Wednesday 7pm, US, Pacific time. Hope you can adjust back to Holland:):) and have a great week!

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  52. Dear Amalia, this is such a wonderful post and I love all these cheery colorful photos, and the cute poem at the end. Happy day to you :)

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    1. I am back to thank you for linking with Today's Flowers. Thank you Amalia, that was so kind of you.

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  53. Bom dia, Amalia!
    Muito colorido em suas fotos. O céu e o mar chamam mesmo a atenção.
    O lanchinho (pão enrolado com cappuccino) deu água na boca.
    Abração e feliz dia.

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  54. Oh my that does look fabulous, the water so blue and such great colors, just brings a smile to my face, thanks for sharing!!

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  55. Oh! You have been to my beloved France again. Your photos are superb and so is your poem. I'm off there in six weeks time ...just south of Nantes. xx

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  56. Thank you for a delightful journey to France in this post. Your photos were wonderful. That Pizza looked delicious as did that lucious looking pastry. The farmers market was fabulous. So many pretty scenes.

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  57. Hello, Cannes look fabulous. I always enjoy the sunshine. The marketplace looks wonderful. Lovely post and photos. Have a happy day and week ahead!

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  58. Beautiful photos. Thank you for sharing. Hugs ♥ Teri

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  59. What beautiful photos of your trip to France. It is so colourful there and different from North America. Your poem perfectly describes it at Cannes. Enjoy the rest of the week Amalia. Pam

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  60. I really get the urge to travel with I see your lovely pictures, both from France and Tel Aviv. Such picturesque places you show. And so different from what our town looks like. Unfortunately this summer will take me no where outside the borders of Sweden. Although Swedish summer looks quite different it has its charm and beauty in its own way, so I am not too sad about staying here. We already have never ending days when the sun hardly has time to set before it rises again. Lovely!

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  61. bright and beautiful all the way through.

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  62. Amazing images what a wonderful place to visit. I feel very hugry after seeing all that delicious food!
    Have a great weekend ahead :)

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  63. Hi Amalia, what an inspiring post filled with your wonderful photos. Love the poem!!
    Hugs

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  64. Thank you for the tour through your photos. Love the colours in the market place. The food looks amazing and delicious. And your poem is a beautiful one.

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  65. I would LOVE to take your advice! Such gorgeous photos! Thank you for sharing with us on the Art of Home-Making Mondays at Strangers & Pilgrims on Earth! :)

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  66. Dear Amalia:
    I loved your photos! The pizza looks like "real" Italian pizza. I loved the cafe and the chairs, etc. Very fun. Thanks for sharing and linking. Loved the poem too!

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  67. I love your colorful pictures, Amalia. It looks like you had a fantastic vacation! Aren't the farmers markets in France just fabulous?

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    1. It is the first thing I look for in any city! I love farmers' markets.

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  68. I would love to go there! I was just reading advice on great photography and one of the rules said, tell a story. You definitely have mastered that skill, Amalia. I love your posts. :)

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    1. You know the way to my heart, Stacey, the very best of compliments. Thank you.

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  69. Your photos are BEAUTIFUL Amalia!!! AND your little poem SO SWEET!!! ;)I LOVE looking at photos like this, it is the only way I'll ever see the other side of the world. ;) Thank you too for coming over to visit!!! You are appreciated more than you know sweet lady! ;) (((HUGS!)))

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  70. I loved seeing all your pretty pictures of France, you spot all the beauty in everything... Love from Mirjam.

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  71. Your pictures are so beautiful Amalia. What a fabulous place to visit.

    Hugs Diane

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  72. What beautiful photos of your wonderful trip to France, Amalia !
    Greetings

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  73. Wonderful photos, love the French towns and street markets it all looks so vibrant and interesting, thanks for sharing:)

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  74. Lovely pictures !! Colorful
    http://shilpachandrasekheran.blogspot.ae/?m=1

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  75. What a great post!! Thanks so much for sharing!! Thanks too for stopping by!!

    Hugs,
    Debbie

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  76. Amalia, I loved all the photos. You captured the essence of France!

    xo Dianne

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  77. oh how I love those photos of the markets, such delicious and vibrant food and colours xxx

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  78. These photos are so lovely! You've captured all the senses here. Makes me want to hop on a plane right now and head over to France! Thanks for sharing :)

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  79. Thank you for taking me along to France through your colorful photos!! Loved your poem, too!

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  80. Wow, how beautiful! Your pictures are just amazing, the way you are able to take something so mundane like the vent or drain? in the step next to the potted plant and make it look so beautiful. It really opens your eyes and tells you to appreciate the small things and see the beauty if normal, everyday life :o)

    Tania

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  81. Amalia, gorgeous photos and clever poem! I feel as if I've just had a mini-vacation!

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  82. Your photos make me want to jump right in! Thanks you so much for taking us along on your tour and for sharing with Talk of the Town.

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  83. Delightful pictures and poem Amalia, I always enjoy your posts so upbeat and happy.

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  84. Welcome back, Amalia! I enjoyed my armchair travel to France through your beautiful photos. Thanks for sharing!

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  85. Amalia!
    Good Morning and what a delight this is to have you share your perfect poem and scenes of quintessential France!
    This was wonderful:)
    xo
    Jemma

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  86. Amazing :)

    http://trapeziovermelho.blogspot.pt

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  87. I would love to visit the south of France! What lovely photos, Amalia. Thanks for the trip :)

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  88. Amalia, some of those photos look like they could have been shot in Greece. I uess there are many similarities between countries t hat share the Mediterranean. Beautiful photography.

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  89. Hello Amalia,
    I have never been in France, but I would be happy to see the fields of lavender. Thanks for your wunderful photos.
    Nice Greetings, Christine

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  90. Such gorgeous photos! You've made me yearn for a return to France, too!

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  91. Thank you for sharing your photos. It's beautiful.

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  92. J'adore le sud de la France! Merci, Amalia, pour ces jolies photos:)

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  93. Such lovely images of France. Thank you so very much for joining us at Thoughts of Home on Thursday. Have a wonderful holiday weekend.

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  94. hi Amalia, your images are just beautiful! they make me want to go there right now! I also love your wonderful rhyme! ps my husband lived in Haifa as a little boy for a few years- he has such fond memories from then!

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    1. It's a small world :-) I keep meaning to do a proper travel post on Haifa, I'll get to it soon I hope.

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  95. So many wonderful impressions from France! Thanks for the photos, Amalia ! And I like your little poem very much .

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  96. WOW!! One place I have always wanted to visit.... France!! Especially now, after all of your beautiful pictures and your sweet poem! Hope your having a wonderful weekend :-)

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  97. Wonderful collection of photos! I love how you've paid attention to all the tiniest details. Take care!

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  98. Your photos are beautiful....the food and markets are always a good reason to return but really we don't need a reason! The pizza looks just perfect - I feel hungry already.....thank you....Enjoy your week!

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  99. Love seeing France. Such a beautiful place to visit and see so many historial things. thanks for the tour Amalia. Have a lovely Sunday.

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  100. You made beautifull pictures of the south of France, I love them, thank you
    With warm wishes Manon

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  101. Amalia - I've mentioned it before - but you have a great eye for these travel photos. I feel like I had the best tour! I've been longing to travel more and the south of France sounds perfect. What a beautiful trip and gorgeous photos.

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  102. It's been years since I was in France and I'm trying to talk my husband into going. It is such a picturesque country.

    Thanks for sharing with SYC.

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  103. Thank you for taking us on a tour to the south of France .
    The colours and the details in your photos are beautiful.
    I have been to Paris and to the north of France . I hope we will travel to the south one day.
    Have a lovely week,
    Tina x

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  104. Just beautiful! Thank you so much for sharing all your awesome photos of such a Romantic Place, France ♥
    Hugs, Jody

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  105. Amalia ! all the pictures look stunning!! I love all, I hope can go some day to France :)

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    1. I hope so too, Gloria! You are a long way away :-)

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  106. You always capture such amazing glimpses of your travels, and the food photos have my mouth watering as usual!

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  107. Gorgeous pictures of the life in France Amalia~!

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  108. I am so jealous! These are fabulous photos. I hope one day to get there...sigh. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! Hope to see you there again tomorrow morning! xoKathleen Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home}

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  109. Lovely Places, wonderful scenes...

    I enjoyed this Post so much. Yes, it's time to find again those moments, to drive through France - what I love.

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  110. Magazine-worthy photos, Amalia... My sister and I have a trip planned to Paris for September. Your photos remind me how much I love all of France. With your permission, I would like to include a link to this specific post on my sidebar where I link French Inspiration.

    Judith

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    1. How wonderful, Judith! I hope you're taking your camera with you :-) And as for the link - with pleasure.

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  111. I always enjoy your travel posts, Amalia. I can barely pick a favorite photo, but the tote bag with the roses, and the table with the colored chairs speak to me. They are saying "come back to France!" Just beautiful! Thanks so much for linking up at Best of the Weekend!

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    1. Yes, the French imprint these silent messages into photos taken in France, it is a new initiative of their Ministry of Tourism, to combat recent events :-)

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  112. Yum! I want some of that pastry and coffee.
    Lovely photos and poem. I think you must have lots of fun finding interesting subjects for your photos :)

    ♥Hope

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  113. Lovely photos, I was back in France for a while - so beautiful:)

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  114. I love the south of France, and your photos captured it beautifully.

    xxx

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  115. Schöne Fotos! Hat schon flair, so ein Urlaub in France :)...naja, ich habe leider momentan keine Zeit für Urlaub :/...aber ich mache es mir in meinem Hannover Garten ( http://www.gartenbauhannover.de ) gemütlich :)..hat ja auch was, oder ? :) :P...Danke für den Beitrag und ganz viele sonnige Grüße! Pia

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  116. I could go every year and never tire of France. I love everything about it.
    Great post.

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  117. Lovely photos! I enjoyed seeing all the beautiful scenes! Thank you for sharing - someday I hope I can go! xx Karen

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  118. I live near of France and I go almost every month and sometimes more than once per month but I have never been in Cannes, great pictures! xoxo

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