Through the lens: France – Biarritz; Lille & Cote D’Azur

Travelling through the vast amount of kilometers, before reaching Frances solid sunny beaches from Holland – there are basically two routes through which you can take. “Route du Soleil” – goes over the eastern part of France all the way to Cote D’Azur; the 2nd route takes you on the western part of France, past Paris, Lyons all the way to Biarritz. Biarritz is basically the surfer’s paradise, with itself being a beautiful and very nice city – but also very close to San Sebastian (beautiful city in Spain – TAPAS!). Cote D’Azur is the place where France really gets it’s name – Nice, Monaco, Cannes, St Tropez!

En route to Biarritz

En route to Biarritz you take the Western route, which would set you back more than 10+ hours going from Maastricht – therefore a stop in the middle at the city of “Orleans” is perfect. Not a world-class city, but good enough to enjoy your first glass(es) of wine on the “Place du Martroi” (fountain square) before heading further down south! Visiting Biarritz – besides the beaches and ocean waves being the main attraction – the city itself is vibrant and packed with beautiful restaurants and bars & cafés. Absolutely worth visiting. Also one picture of “Bayonne” is included – which is a small city next to Biarritz with colorful small packed streets and colourful scenery. Oh yeah really don’t forget to take the car to San Sebastian: Incredible spot and the origin of the Spanish Tapas!

 

 

Lille

Now “Lille” – or as it is called “Rijsel” for some whatever reason on google maps – is a place in the Northern part of France just across the border from Netherlands. So basically with a 2 hours 15 mins drive from Maastricht – and it sets you back to a completely French city, which is absolutely beautiful. All through the city you can find the shining golden suns appearing – which refer to the “Sunking” – Louis the XIV (14th) – check out the pictures.  Really nothing more to say than it being a must-visit, especially if you are living near Limburg as it’s just a stone’s throw away!

 

Cote D’Azur

So… A little bit random to be going from Northern part, to south-west now up to south-east of France. But hey, you only have so much time for holidays. There will very likely be another post coming whenever the “Provence” is hit – but for this one i’m lastly only going to show you some pictures from Cote D’Azur.  “Nice” is one of the cities which is in center – with St Tropez to the left – and Monaco and Cannes to the right. Near Nice you also have a small village called “St Paul de Vence”. The majority of the photos below are from this village – as it’s just an incredible scenery. A little bit pricy on the menu – but very overcompensated by the saturating views from the top of the hills!

7 gedachten over “Through the lens: France – Biarritz; Lille & Cote D’Azur

  1. Wauw lieve Dorus! Wat een geweldig mooie fotos!! Zo trots op jou superfotograaf!!

  2. Heeul vet weer! In t begin dacht ik ‘oh even die onthouden’ – om te kunnen zeggen welke ik zo nog vettiger mooi vind. Maar ’t waren er teveel die zo vettiger mooi zijn ??. Ben trots!

  3. Prachtige foto’s Dorus ga zo Door ??

  4. Prachtige foto’s broertje! Wauw!!

  5. dank jullie wel allemaal 🙂

  6. Coole foto’s hoor! Lekker bezig ?

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