La Belle France

Paris gave us quite a few canvas-worthy moments in 2013. But then there is the rest of France to consider beyond its capital. 

2013 was a great year for us to discover more of La Belle France. We took short trips to Bordeaux, Normandy, Brittany, Provence, Côte d'Azur (the French Riviera), and Dordogne. We found great food and beautiful sights every step of the way, and have a few exceptional photos to capture those memories:


Château Pichon Longueville lit up at night, one of the most beautiful châteaus on La Route des Châteaux (D2) north of Bordeaux (March 2013)

Loire Valley:

We stopped by Château de Chenonceau on the drive back from Bordeaux to Paris just long enough to capture a few pictures of the most beautiful château in the Loire in my opinion. (March 2013) 

Côte d'Azur/French Riviera:

View of the Fort Carré in my favorite town in the French Riviera, Antibes (April 2013) 

Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur:

Sunset over the Mediterranean in Marseille at its Vieux Port (October 2013)


The beautiful white cliffs of Étretat that make up part of France's La Côte d'Albâtre (Alabaster Coast). (July 2013)


Sunset at the walled-in town of St. Malo (July 2013)


At the chateau-fortress of Les-Baux-de-Provence (October 2013)


My favorite village in Dordogne, Beynac-et-Cazenac (September 2013)

Eight stunning regions, and there is still more left to discover! What photo do you find most canvas-worthy in the 2013 round-up?