Wednesday, 3 August 2016

South of France: Part Three

Triangl Farrah Bikini orange and blueAfter the French flags and ice cream of Part One, and moored boats and calzone of Part Two, Part Three delves into Saint-Tropez's world of pastel coloured buildings and infectious atmosphere!  As my time in the South of France drew to a close, I did my absolute best to shake off any sense of premature deflation over leaving the Côte d'Azur.  Instead, I chose to live in the moment, even if one of those moments consisted of slipping on the villa's infinity pool edge and hurting my elbow quite a bit - oops!

Green villa loungers in a row
Chocolate doughnut with a bite out of it
Triangl Farrah bikini orange and blue bloggerA lot more time was spent rolling around the villa than anticipated - though you won't catch me complaining!  As the sun crept towards the pool once more, a final morning was spent enjoying the touch of the pool's tiles against my toes, with the sun beating down on my shoulders.  Though only for a few hours, as the beautiful streets of Saint-Tropez were calling...

Swimwear - Triangl Farrah Sunset Bikini c/o
    
Saint Tropez boats and decking
The pastel coloured buildings of Saint Tropez
Famous pastel buildings streets of saint tropez
british travel blogger in streets of saint tropez
After making the 30 minute trip via boat from Sainte-Maxime to Saint-Tropez, a while was spent wandering through the warm (and busy) streets before eventually reaching La Tarte Tropézienne.  Having picked up a cake from the very same place a few years ago, it seemed like a brilliant opportunity to check out its first floor restaurant above this time.  One thing is for certain, it lives up to its reputation.  The air conditioning induced smiles all round and the interior design was faultless. What did I eat?  A chicken mayonnaise baguette, followed by a Tarte Tropézienne - of course!

Peplum Cami - Zara

Cropped trousers - Michael Kors


La Tarte Tropézienne st tropez review
Interior design of the La Tarte Tropézienne restaurant
Travel blogger review of La Tarte Tropézienne in st tropezThank goodness for peplum tops, because that meal was filling!  Truly, I can't imagine a better way to have spent our final day in the South of France; surrounded by the heat, electric atmosphere and polished facades.  Fast forward to the late hours of the afternoon and back at the villa, I finally got around to finishing off my macaron supply - when in France, right?! Getting dressed for the evening was bittersweet, as the return home the next day was at the forefront of my mind. However, the prospect of an indulgent 'last meal' at Le Café de France (followed by overzealous jewellery shopping) worked like a charm in ensuring a smile on my face at all times.  Speaking of which, if you find yourself at the newly refurbished restaurant, you've absolutely got to try the chocolate fondant pudding!

Le Café de France
2 Place Victor Hugo
83120 Sainte-Maxime
France
Warm buildings found in the south of france
A plate of pretty and colourful macarons
summertime smart casual evening wear
Le Café de France Sainte-Maxime restaurant review
South of France Sainte-Maxime nighttime photographyWhat better way to end such a dreamy trip, than with a night spent watching the moon shine down on the sea?  Similar to most nights spent in the beautiful Côte d'Azur, I lost track of time and ended up falling asleep across one of the patio's sofas before moving indoors later.  Bliss.  Anyway, I've loved reminiscing July's journey to the South of France with you - I hope you've enjoyed the ride!  Au revoir!

With love,

Gabrielle x

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  1. The views are absolutely incredible & you look absolutely beautiful Gabrielle! Those Macaroons look so good right now <3 The south of France is absolutely breathtaking :) xo

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  2. Need a ticket to France asap!

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  3. Absolutely gorgeous photos, Gabrielle. You look so relaxed and glamorous! Angharad x

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  4. That plate of macarons is so cute, oh my goodness. It sounds like you had such a fantastic trip! I've been dying of jealousy since the first pic and still am!

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  5. So much envy! This looks like the most fabulous vacation! I wish I could be there right now!

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  6. Such beautiful photos Gabrielle, your trip sounds amazing and like a perfect relaxing break while you soaked up the sun. Hope you're okay after your pool slip as well, that really does sound like something I would do!

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  7. beautiful pictures! thanks for sharing!

    Have a great day!
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  8. such a lovely place :) enjoy the rest of your trip <3

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  9. Looks like it was such a lovely time of year to have an adventure in the South of France. That scene of the moon over the sea in last shot is just gorgeous! I would imagine it was even more impressive in person.

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  10. Your photos are always so dreamy Gabrielle :) It looks like you had a wonderful time in the South of France and you look so incredible in that Triangl suit! Hope your poor elbows ok :/

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  11. Gorgeous pictures! Sophie x

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  12. The slipping bit - ouch. I keep telling you this, but I swear you've been embodying Summer. I envy that ability. This is a gorgeous post, you look like you had a gorgeous time, and I've definitely enjoyed the ride!

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  13. But oh so dreamy! Looks like you got a perfect mix of summer weather, gorgeous architecture, food, time by the pool and just enjoying life! Xx

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  14. I have added this to my must see places already after reading 2 parts...this is another great post hope you have not hurt your elbows much?

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    1. So sweet of you to say - it's completely heeled now, thank you!

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  15. Looks like a great trip. Those macaroons <3
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  16. I just stumbled upon this post, and it was a lovely read! I love the photos you took, and la Tarte Tropézienne sounds like a great restaurant to visit in the area. Thanks for sharing :)

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  17. You look great!

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  18. Your swimsuit is to die for! lovely photos. Sorry for the late visit. I was on vacation but now im back
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  19. Looks like paradise! I wanna go to france! And you look STUNNING <3

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  20. WOW! all your pictures are all just so beautiful! I love your Triangl bikini! and those macaroons look incredible! sos so lovely. You look like you had an amazing time :)

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  21. these photos are stunning! i'm visiting paris for the first time this year but i would absolutely love to make it to the south of france at some point as well :)

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  22. St Tropez with its pastel coloured buildings, narrow streets, restaurants and cafe’s is just the perfect place to relax. Love those macaroons and that bikini looks gorgeous on you! ♡

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  23. What an incredible trip- love the shots! How how gorgeous are you in that fun bikini?!

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  24. beautiful photos

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  25. There's something so charming about St Tropez's coloured buildings! Really makes me want to return

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  26. Love these photos! I'm so glad you liked France! Hope you enjoyed a lot!

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  27. Now I miss the sun just looking at your fabulous photos. Fall is somehow descending prematurely in our city of Bergen. I need another vacay!

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  28. Wonderful photos! I wish I was there, it looks so beautiful. France has always been on my list of places to travel to because of the food and culture. Those macarons look delicious!! Also, please share your fitness routine and such because seriously I'm jealous of your body!

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  29. I've loved living vicariously through you! This travel diary has been what wanderlust dreams are made of!


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  30. You make me want to go on a vacation immediately. Your pics of your travels really has me feeling inspired. I might not make it to the South of France but your post has made me realize I deserve a vacation.
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  31. Wow, the photos are beautiful! Sure looks like you had an amazing time:)

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  32. The South of France is somewhere I definitely want to explore soon. I've been to France several times and haven't been there. I love all the photos and the review and makes me want to go right now! Thanks for sharing. xoxo, Christine
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  33. The pictures are fantastic and it looks like you had the best time.

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  34. I did enjoy the ride. It has been wonderful exploring the South of France in these last few posts with you. This villa looks amazing, no wonderful you liked spending time there. The views are marvellous...but you managed to outshine the panorama in that bikini. You look phenomenal.


    You made me laugh with that comment about peplum tops...sure, they can come in handy sometimes, especially after a filling meal:) I'm happy to hear you found a nice place to dine...that photo in the alley is fabulous, like sth from an editorial! You look great in this outfit.

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  35. What a wonderful trip!!
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  36. You are in such an amazing place Gabrielle!! I was in Southern France on holiday last year, and enjoyed every bit of it! By the way you look splendid! Baci, Coco et La vie en rose fashion blog - Valeria Arizzi

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  37. looks dreamy and so relaxing. Indeed no-one needs vacation more than someone who's just got back

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  38. The views are absolutely incredible & you look absolutely beautiful.

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  39. Hahahaha I totally agree with you that peplum tops are the savior after a big meal. I can't even tell you how much I love your photos. This makes me want to go to the South of France so bad. I am so glad to hear you had an amazing trip and had so much fun following your adventure.

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  40. I really enjoyed this tour. It includes everything I love. This was indeed a dream trip and I adore the way you captured these fabulous moments. Thanks Gaby :-)))

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  41. Oh wow what gorgeous photos! It looks like such a beautiful place xx

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  42. Doughnuts, macarons & infinity pool! OMG, you're really enjoying yourself so hard Gabrielle :D I can't wait to go on such a vacay soon!!

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  43. These photos (and you Gabrielle) are absolutely stunning! You have me missing the South of France so much. What a wonderful trip!

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  44. wow so amazing! love this post so much <3

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  45. What a lovely way to spend your last day - that view is incredible and it looks so great at night time!


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  46. Love your suimsuit on first picture, so cute x

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  47. I enjoyed it very much. I read all 3 parts of your journey, love your photography and writing skills.

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  48. Gabrielle, this post is the definition of dreamy!! You look absolutely stunning in every photo and the backdrop, breathtaking!

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    xx

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  49. Absolutely my dear :) I really think the same :D
    Thanks!

    Amazing photos. South Of France sounds incredible :D

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  50. Wow, this was truly a dreamy series. Right now, I'm imagining I'm sunbathing in France. Your photos are stunning as always.

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  51. I'd be so sad to leave, this place looks so dreamy! Sunshine and amazing sea view, it is so relaxing , also those delicious macaroons would make leaving so hard :) Your photos are beautiful and you look gorgeous in all the photos, I really like the triangle bikini. x

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  52. I've really enjoyed your 3-part series and I love reading about your travels and looking at your amazing photos :) It sounds like you had an amazing time and it's good that you managed to get some sunshine this year haha :) I also love your style and you have really lovely outfits :) xx

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  53. Such gorgeous photos :) Looks like you had an amazing time xox

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  54. I have only been to South of France for work, but never for a holiday. It looks amazing. Stunning photographs :)

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  55. It's beyond gorgeous! Fantastic photos and amazing trip! The south of France looks like heaven

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  56. You got some incredible shots there! I hope your elbow heals up fast. Thanks for sharing your journey with us!

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  57. Wow!Just descoverd your blog and it is perfect!Loveee it♥
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  58. It's always bittersweet coming to the end of a holiday, but it sounds like you had such a great time and ate a lot of wonderful food, which is a key part of any holiday for me!

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  59. Yes, thanks goodness for peplum tops! Oh Gabrielle, I'm sure you would look marvellous even with the most basic piece. Love these images, especially the villa. Thanks for virtually taking us on your splendid journey to the South of France ... thoroughly enjoyable. :)
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  60. I know exactly how you felt, wanting to be sure that you are enjoying the moment but knowing that it won't last. What a beautiful place, and your swimsuit is adorable! Thank you for sharing those great shots and fun tidbits about your trip! XO, Janea
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  61. Looks really fun!
    I like to see you enjoy the vacation.
    Also, beautiful swimwear ♥



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  62. One more time, the pictures are fabulous !
    I love it. The south of the frans is so beautiful.
    xx,
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