Thursday, June 1, 2017

Vive la France!



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!


102 comments:

  1. I was waiting for this post and it did not disappoint. Looks like you had a fabulous visit. Thanks for taking us along for a wee bit of fabulous France!

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  2. It looks amazing, my daughter is visiting Paris at the moment. :) x

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    1. Lucky her! I wish I was back there too :-)

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  3. Yes, itis a strawbery time now:)
    Thank you for sharing;)

    And next time, I would like to invite you to France;)
    HUgs:)

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    1. Oh, this is wonderful, I would love to accept :-)

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  4. How beautiful! Every photo is full of color and wonderful things! I have been looking forward to your pics.

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  5. I could not agree more Vive la France, it is a wonderful place to live, even though we are an hour or so from the sea. Full of history and beauty.
    You have taken some great photos and obviously had a great time. Take care Diane

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  6. Such wonderful photos! Oh how much I wish I could take your advice and go there!
    Thank you for sharing!

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  7. Ah ha....I have been traveling via blog with a blogger friend that has just went all over the western states now I can travel via blog with you in France! I love it. I can sit on my rear and enjoy what you see. Thanks for taking me along! I can't wait to see more.

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  8. Dear Amalia thanks by all this beautiful post ! I love France so much!!
    Love the pictures, have a nice time!

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  9. Beautiful Amalia! Enjoy your time!

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  10. What a great pictures, I love them...

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  11. Love the picture with the bag, shoes and legs :-) So nice.

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  12. It all looks so beautiful! And the foods look yummy!

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  13. Wonderful photographs ... those strawberries look so yummy!

    So nice to see all of your photographs here, and loved your poem too!

    Happy June Wishes

    All the best Jan

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  14. Its highly unlikely that I'll ever get to visit France so I enjoyed going along with you through your pictures

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  15. What a lovely variety of shots from France! The food looks like artwork and the architecture is gorgeous.

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  16. Go South to the sun....oh how I would love to travel there! The flowers and fruit are so pretty and the buildings are spectacular! Thanks for sharing with all of us. It's almost as good as going...well....almost! Hugs!

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  17. Oh, I would if I could, Amalia! But you're the tourist who always finds the sweetest, best things. I want a polka dotted basket on wheels like that!

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    1. I almost asked the lady where I could buy that basket but couldn't figure out how to get it on the plane :-)

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  18. I've just been on an adventure thanks to these wonderful shots!!!

    Jane x

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  19. Et bonnes vacances !!!!!
    Anna

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  20. Your vacation posts are always so full of eye candy!! Just fabulous pictures! And of course your poem is always delightful. Your pictures tell me you had a wonderful time.

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  21. What joyful photos, they spirited me from a dull grey day all the way to France.Hx

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  22. Such beautiful images, Amalia!! And, sweet poetry to fit! So glad you enjoyed so much! blessings ~ tanna

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  23. I have followed a blogger for yeras that lives in cannes..Hélène..I think you would love here posts..

    I went once..and it was just for one day.I love the South of France..were we to go back..it would be there:) Love the shots..how cute the dress..shoes..trolley and flowers:)♥

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  24. Such a beautiful posting. Thank you for sharing. Happy June! Blessings ♥ Teri

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  25. What beautiful and expressive photos, Amalia! I would love to visit one day!

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  26. I adore France and itch to go back there. Your photos were enjoyable. Would love to see a full picture of you. Cute shoes and dress!

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    1. Thanks Bonnie! But that is not me, it's an unknown woman with the prettiest shopping bag in the market :-)

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  27. What wonderful photos! I feel totally refreshed as if I had been there myself. That lighthouse and harbor - they are also Cannes? Blessings and thanks!!

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  28. Oh yes! France is a most wonderful place. Your first photo had my mouth watering. Have a great weekend, Amalia! ♥

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  29. Everything is sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo pretty!

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  30. Dazzling photos! I had to laugh at the first one...strawberries on sale in my area right now and my little grandson and I ate so many today it was ridiculous! Strawberries with milk, later on with shortcake, and then finished the bowl off plain...

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  31. I just love it when you do this! I can look and look and look. Immediately the polka dot basket/cart and the dress & shoes really pleased me. Then of course, the FOOD. Those tomatoes!!! Those pastries!!! Do you ever gain weight when you go there? Thanks for treating us.

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    1. No :-) I walk from morning till night and it appears to be a hanging offence in France to snack between meals :-)

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    2. So when do you eat those pastries and confections? Dessert? Breakfast?

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    3. We had the pastries for breakfast, made a nice change from my oatmeal. We had a croissant the first day and then tried a different one each morning. I miss them all :-)

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  32. P.S. I just noticed the French Breakfast Radishes. I always grow them in my veggie patch.

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  33. France is magical. We would love to return one day. The open air markets are the best. Thanks for sharing such a lovely post. Happy weekend.

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  34. So glad you had a beautiful time
    and shared France mighty fine
    so now I know
    I'd love to go! 💞💐💞

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    1. Having a chance
      to go to France
      makes me dance!

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  35. Looks like you had a fabulous time and the weather was nice :) we went to Paris but that is all we have done in France.
    Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

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  36. I wish I could take your advice... Your pictures are gorgeous. And the strawberries! Now I'm anxious for the strawberry season to start here in Québec. Have a nice weekend!

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  37. Great photos!Wonderful time!Love the teacups,wow!Hugs.

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  38. Wow! This place looks beautiful and weather looks nice too. Your photos are ah-mazing.

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  39. Gorgeous photos. i would love to go back to visit France!

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  40. Yes please! I'll have some of those strawberries! Anna x

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  41. Wonderful photos! I'm sure someone I know has a teacup like those ..... now who was it?
    Lovely pastries!!!! The stew looks nice, but I expect it has meat in it?!
    Love the rhyme!
    Thank you for sharing!
    Hugs,
    Barbara x

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  42. Beautiful sights and tastes from the south of France! How lovely it all is. Did you purchase one of those teacups?

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    1. I wish! They would only sell the whole set.

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  43. Yes, I will do just that. :-)
    LOVE your photos my friend.
    Carla

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  44. Lovely lovely pictures! Yes - Vive la France, so beautiful!
    Have a great week, take care...
    Titti

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  45. Belíssimas imagens, parabéns!!
    Boa semana
    beijos

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  46. Lovely pictures! Magali, the Brittany girl who did live in the South before!

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    1. Lucky you, Magali. And from what I see on your blog, Brittany is very very nice :-)

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  47. I would love to take your advice...but alas I cannot. Beautiful pictures .... love the market and food and everything really.

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  48. Quantas fotos inspiradora!!!
    Morangos, morangos...
    Com belos versos assim, dá mais vontade de conhecer esta linda terra.

    Abraços esmagadores e feliz dia.

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  49. We're always looking for our next great adventure - so this really beautiful corner of the world really appeals to me. You have a terrific eye and a great talent for capturing the most beautiful images. Thank you for sharing your holiday with us and your lovely poem. Happy Tuesday!

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    1. This is so kind, Tricia! Really warmed my heart. Thank you.

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  50. Oh my! How charming! Love how you have captured this beautiful place, Amalia - I hope your time there was just as beautiful! Lovely little poem :) Sending hugs xo Karen

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  51. Very nice pics! Have a lovely Day! 👌👌👌

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  52. I love your photos!! They always make me want to go on holidays!!

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  53. What a beautiful trip you must have had!
    Beautiful photo's
    xo

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  54. France is the dream destination!
    I think I will see this marvellous state soon hopefully!
    Glad you had beautiful time and shared you experience through lovely poetic words.

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  55. I've been looking forward to this post. Looks like you had a fabulous time. Wonderful photos Amalia.x

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  56. I've been looking forward to this post. Looks like you had a fabulous time. Wonderful photos Amalia.x

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  57. I enjoyed this Post so much.
    XO

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  58. this post was a delight! pure joy! and your verse at the end is wonderful! <3 have a beautiful day!

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  59. The strawberries immediately make my mouth water! Yum! Looks like a great stay in France.

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  60. Beautiful photos so vibrant in the sunshine. Love the chic spotty shopping trolly:)

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  61. omg, I missed this beautiful post. So gorgeous Amalia, beautiful pictures of beautiful France. I so love the bright pinks and reds, and you are an excellent photographer! xx

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  62. Oh, my! You really have a way of taking in breathtaking moments of your time away, and sharing them with us. Every photo captures the emotion of the moment... the flowers, the vegetables, the shopping, the food, so much to soak up and enjoy. South in France, I will most certainly remember that! And those baskets of strawberries, oh my goodness. I'm in love. My strawberries are about to be ready here, and I can't wait. What a neat idea to pack them in tissue. So pretty. Love it all!

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    1. Thanks! Our strawberry season is sadly over, no other fruit photographs as well IMO :-)

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  63. Wow! All the sights, smells, sounds, scrumptious fare in your pics make for an amazing advertising campaign for the south of France! It's been a dream of mine to visit - one day, I hope! Thanks for sharing!

    xo
    Poppy

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  64. Yes, I love the South of France with the Mediterranean feel - it's much like California. Love that polka dot grocery cart:) Thank you for sharing the South with All Seasons! Have a beautiful rest of the week!

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  65. It's been many years, but we love the south of France. My husbands fav place of all, and certainly one of mine. Despite public concensus, we found the people to be friendly too!

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  66. Hi Amalia, It's Jeanie from Marmelade Gypsy, here! I saw your comment on Stacey's blog (Poofing the Pillows) that you were reading the newest Maisie Dobbs! Isn't that series terrific? I knew you were a kindred spirit. I've read them all and probably will again! This summer I'm reading Louise Penny and Deborah Crombie mystery series (I love series!) and trying to catch up with Cara Black's Aimee Leduc books set in Paris. And I can see you love France as much as I do. Well, I just had to say hello! Stop by Marmelade Gypsy sometime!

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    1. Thanks for finding me, Jeanie, and stopping to say hello. Yes, I love Maisie, she is unique, and I love Gamashe as well. I've never tried Deborah Crombie - going to check her out right now :-)

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  67. Thanks for the exciting journey of colorful France!
    Gorgeous photos !!
    Happy weekend !

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  68. I miss custard slice.
    Here they are never so melt in the mouth as they were from the bakery in Switzerland!

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  69. Welcome back, Amalia! Love all your French travel shots, especially the one with all the teacups!

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  70. love love love your France pictures, Amalia. And those desserts look amazingly YUMMY.

    Oh, I hope to get to France someday. The girls said it changed their life. : )

    ~Sheri

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  71. France as seen through Amalia's eyes. . .lovely. Thank you for taking us with you, my friend. I wish you could send some beautiful strawberries my way. Yum! xo

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  72. Nice pics and I love your poem!
    Greetings from Marijke

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  73. Wow, they sure know a thing or two about food! Thanks for sharing at Home Sweet Home!

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  74. Oh my gosh, my dream is to go to France someday! Your pictures did not disappoint, they're gorgeous. Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm! xo Kathleen|Our Hopeful Home

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  75. Oh thank you for "taking us along" on your vacation! Beautiful.

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  76. I have been to France about 10 years ago, but lovely shops and marché like your photos were closed because of the season summer vacation.
    Now, I am enjoying France in your post!!
    Thank you, Amalia <3

    akiko

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  77. What beautiful photos! Thank you for sharing your fabulous trip with us!

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  78. How fun! I hope to get there some day!! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  79. Love your travel photos, Amalia! I'm featuring your post at Best of the Weekend!

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  80. Paris is one of my favorite cities. It's been way too long since I've been. Thanks for satisfying my wanderlust :)

    zxz

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    1. I almost forgot the reason I came by again lol. Congrats on the feature. We both hit the jackpot this week :)

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  81. Beautiful sights! Such a feast for the eyes.

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  82. Amalia, France looks wonderful! I'm glad you had a wonderful time!!

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