Enchanté, my name is Van and I am a former Parisian living on the French Riviera since 2013.

If you’ve come across this page, it’s because you want to know more about me, so you’ll find out below how I ended up in France’s most beautiful region.

I had discovered the region two years earlier on holiday and fell in love with it. I naively thought that it must be really cool to live at the seaside under the sun and the daily flow of colours. A fantasy for any Parisian like me who lived there for 27 years. In fact, at that time of my life, I was coming to terms with this ultra-urban lifestyle where ego and over-consumption reign supreme. I dreamed of Nature, of simplicity, of horizon… I always dreamed of that… And then one day, in 2013, as if the universe had heard my innocent little thought, I was offered a professional opportunity in Sophia Antipolis, without me expecting it. I didn’t think about it, I quit my job, left my family, friends, sweetheart and went for a new life experience!

This new experience started 10 years ago and I haven’t gone anywhere since. Between the walks by the sea, the mountain hikes in the Mercantour at an altitude of more than 2500 metres, the light 350 days a year, the horizon as far as the eye can see, the perched villages… Once you’ve had a taste of that, it’s too hard to leave. Even if sometimes I must admit that I miss Parisian life, its dynamism, its museums, its exhibitions…

Choosing is apparently giving up, so I chose to stay in the south and at the same time, I opened this blog to share with you all my discoveries, my spots, my good addresses, my life experiences in Nice and the French Riviera.

About me

Welcome to Love-ly-south!
Ex-Parisienne settled on the French Riviera since 2013. In love with the region, I share with you all my discoveries, my good addresses, my life experiences in Nice and the French Riviera
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Smell so good x

#flowers #beautiful #naturelover #naturebeauty #colorful #colortherapy #flowerlover

TO BREATHE - CONSTELLATION Exhibition in Paris by KIMSOOJA, Korean Artist
Bourse de commerce - Collection Pinault
Contempory ART
"Le monde comme il va"


#PARISEXHIBITION #parisismagic #disconnected #fromanotherdimension #collectionpinault #frenchmuseum #boursedecommerce #exploreparis #parisianarchitecture
Un post pour tous les touristes et ceux qui viennent de s'installer dans le Sud mais pas que... C'est aussi une piqûre de rappel pour nous les habitants de Nice déjà installés depuis un petit moment, c'est toujours bon de pouvoir s'émerveiller 🙂

1. La promenade des Anglais
2. La colline du château
3. Le Vieux-Nice
4. La place Masséna
5. La place Garibaldi
6. Le cour Saleya
7. Le port de Nice
8. La réserve de Nice
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10. ?

RDV sur mon site pour découvrir les deux derniers spots 👉 (LIEN EN BIO)

Dîtes moi quel spot vous préférez sur Nice ?!

#visitnice #visitcotedazur #explorenice #nicetourisme #bonneadressenice #nicespot #villedenice #vieuxnice
and nothing else .

#nicecotedazur #beautifulplace #grateful #sunset #nicesunset #peacefulplace #coucherdesoleil
SUNDAY RELAX on paddle board 🛶

5 spots où faire du paddle sur la Côte d'Azur 👉 lien sur ma BIO

#paddleboard #standuppaddle #supboard #southoffrance #sealover #beautifulplace #villefranchesurmer #paradise #frenchriviera
Color Therapy in Old Town of Nice 🌈

#vieuxnice #nicecotedazur #colorful #colortherapy #bluesky #goodformentalhealth #holidays #southoffrance
ART CAFE by @laclaquecafé ☕

Bonne journée à vous avec pleins de coeurs ❤️🩷💙🩵💚💜💛🧡🤎🖤🤍

#heart #coffeeshop #coffeeshopnice #latte #vieuxnice #oldtown #artcafé #nicecotedazur #bonneadressenice
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