We are off to Villefranche-sur-mer ,,

 
 
On the morning of the
RACE ..
 
Kevin our Tour manager asked if
anyone would like to be dropped off in
 
 
straight away  Linda and I decided that
we would  take the opportunity
and make our own way to
Monaco by train.
 
We are so happy we did,
it is such a wonderful place
to roam round!!
 
 




A Brocante

As you can see it is quite big , we could only have a very quick look
as we wanted to get down to the sea front , café and then the train to Monaco.
 
 











 

 
Love the shutters !


 
 
I think this is fascinating !!! It is the gable end of
the house and all this is PAINTED on ..
 


Looks brilliant .. Well done to them..
Don't you think it is a FAB idea too??





 
 
We spied a market ,but NO time :-((
 
We both would love to go back and maybe stay in this area
without the Grand Prix being on.




I think by these photos you can get the feel for this lovely place ,,

I sure can ... !!

 
 
 
I have been trying to find more info on Henri Biais
 
Cannot find much but he was an artist ,,
 





Look at this door knocker ....

Meant to represent Fatima's hand !!

I have found a Moroccan Travel Blog with
a brief piece of history ,,



 LOVE


 
 
THE


LITTLE


ALLEY WAYS





 
 
Don't bang your head ,,!!!

 
 
 
 
I love all the shapes in this photo !!



So cute






Linda having a cool drink :-)

 
I might have a few more photos of our Monaco trip,
to share, but then again I could take you somewhere else
 
If you are missing France , have a story to tell us, maybe
about a book or film ,, but France based , why not join us
over at Paulita's Meme Dreaming of France  
on her blog An Accidental BLOG
 
♥♥♥

Comments

  1. Love all the colors in those photos. They look like suede. Thanks for playing along today. Here’s my Dreaming of France meme

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  2. The colours are lovely. We spent 3 days in VilleFranche using it as our base.

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    1. And what a place to use as your base :-))) it is fabulous .

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  3. I haven't been to Villefranche- or anywhere remotely nearby, but you can tell by the exquisite light in your photos where it is. It looks wonderful.

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  4. What a beautiful village. I love the palm trees and the tree-covered hillsides that don't seem to quite belong together but obviously they do. Those blue shutters with the window box are fabulous and the trompe l'oeil is amazing.

    Joy's Book Blog

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  5. This is a great post Anne and so typical of France, I love that painted end house, it is so effective and beautifully done.

    I have looked for Henri Biais under the French search engines, and although there is masses about his paintings, there is nothing that I can see about him as a person!

    have a great week Diane xxoxx

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  6. Gosh, what a lot of gorgeous photos for us today! You really gave us a good taste of this lovely place. I always like photos of doors and windows and all their different shapes and I loved all the little alleyways. I bet you're really glad that you stopped off there :)

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  7. STunning photos, Anne! I so miss that area!

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  8. Hello Anne,

    These are really lovely photos. I love the narrow alleys, the windows with the shutters and the blue door with metal heart details.

    Visiting you from the Dreaming of France meme.

    Cheers from Manila,
    Maria

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  9. Wow, there are loads of those photos that 'almost' could have been taken here! Lots of similarities...except for that lovely market, which we dont have here in Positano!

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  10. Hi Anne,

    Brilliant, mon amie. I love,love and love more little Streets and colorful homes! We can go up to Tour Montparnasse and enjoy the view and sights, but I feel better with smaller structures.
    Hoping that you return one day.
    Bises,
    xox

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  11. Fantastic photos Anne. Thank you for sharing your visit. I really love the shutters too :-)

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  12. Yes, I've been there once. Thanks for the memories.

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