Weekend away

Almost every January my husband and I go away for a ski weekend. However, not only does skiing take a toll on my knees but I didn’t want to take the chance of injury. So we decided for a weekend away on the French Riviera as I found a race which looked very appealing. So I signed up for a half marathon and we planned 2 days / nights in Nice. Since I had never been to Nice, and was not sure when I might go again, I wanted a nice hotel, with a view.



On Saturday we spent most of the day walking around. We both love the water and there was plenty of eye candy !

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We also enjoyed the food and drink fully :




And spent a bit of time watching the waves and walking on the stony beach.

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There is plenty of shopping, the charming old city, the marina and TONS of restaurants if you like to eat ! Nice is known for the Promenade des Anglais, but we chose Nice because it was one of the only cities to offer a January race. Recap coming soon!


Even if it was only 2 days, it was definitely “vacation”. I didn’t have to cook, think about meals, do laundry, vacuum or clean. Just 2 full days to enjoy my husband’s company.


I am linking up with Holly and Tricia at Hoho runs and Misssippipiddlin for their Weekly Wrap. Be sure to head on over and offer some positive support to the participating bloggers ! There are more and more people every week with fun, new blogs to discover.




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Comments: 20

  1. Tamieka@fitballingrunningmom February 1, 2016 at 10:24 pm Reply

    How beautiful!!

    Look like a great time!

    So sweet for you all to get that time together!

    • Karen - Fit in France February 1, 2016 at 11:40 pm Reply

      Yes, now that my kids are older its much easier to manage.

  2. Marcia February 2, 2016 at 12:20 am Reply

    Oh wow this looks fantastic and it brings back all kinds of great memories. Looks like the weather was perfect. Glad you enjoyed and I can’t wait for the race recap!
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    • Karen - Fit in France February 2, 2016 at 7:27 am Reply

      I enjoyed it even more as it poured rain in Paris all weekend. ha !

  3. Wendy@Taking the Long Way Home February 2, 2016 at 2:24 am Reply

    So seriously jealous! I’d love to go to Nice! Looks amazing. How was the race?
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    • Karen - Fit in France February 2, 2016 at 7:29 am Reply

      Great views & perfect running weather, but some of it was with traffic, not fun 🙁

  4. Christine @ Two Runners Travel February 2, 2016 at 1:18 pm Reply

    OOOH that looks incredible! I’ve never been to the south of France and it looks incredible! Just as beautiful as I imagined. Can’t wait to hear about your race!
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    • Karen - Fit in France February 2, 2016 at 8:09 pm Reply

      So much to see and do in France, no matter where you go !

  5. Elizabeth February 2, 2016 at 3:42 pm Reply

    Your photos are gorgeous! I’ve always wanted to travel to the south of France. Looks absolutely amazing and sounds like a perfect short trip.
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    • Karen - Fit in France February 2, 2016 at 8:08 pm Reply

      It was. if you go, avoid July & August…. spring or fall are better.

  6. Emily @ Out and About February 2, 2016 at 4:38 pm Reply

    The French Riviera is so beautiful! I’ve been blessed to have visited Nice and Cannes twice, and both times I didn’t want to leave. Can’t wait for your race recap!!!
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    • Karen - Fit in France February 2, 2016 at 8:07 pm Reply

      We were lucky to have visited in the winter. Too many people in the summer !

  7. Mary Beth Jackson February 2, 2016 at 11:11 pm Reply

    What a fabulous backdrop for a weekend! #jealous!
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  8. Melanie @ HappyBeingHealthy February 3, 2016 at 7:51 am Reply

    Wow, what a beautiful, heavenly weekend! I love that picture of you and your husband. My sister went to France last week and said Nice was her favorite!
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    • Karen - Fit in France February 3, 2016 at 9:45 pm Reply

      Nice is a city with a lot of money, great restaurants and beautiful views. Even if there are a few too many tourists it is definitely worth the trip.

  9. Tricia@MissSippiPiddlin February 3, 2016 at 5:21 pm Reply

    What a NICE vacation in NICE! 🙂 Love it! Isn’t it nice…. (ok I’ll quit) to get away with the hubs and you slipped in a race too, Faboulous! That picture of the coastline looks like a postcard such a beautiful view!

    I can’t wait to hear about your race too! Thanks for linking this up Karen!
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    • Karen - Fit in France February 3, 2016 at 9:42 pm Reply

      Weekend was great, race was OK. Just published the recap. Thanks for the link up !

  10. HoHo Runs February 3, 2016 at 9:13 pm Reply

    I love the picture with the colorful sailboats! It sounds like such a relaxing weekend away. And you got to run in a half marathon as a bonus. So, that makes it a perfect weekend in my book! I can’t wait to hear about the race details. Thanks for linking with us Karen.
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    • Karen - Fit in France February 3, 2016 at 9:42 pm Reply

      It was a great weekend and so blessed by the weather. Thanks for the link up.

  11. Debra @HappyRunningSole February 7, 2016 at 4:02 pm Reply

    Looks like a beautiful weekend retreat! I can’t wait to hear about the race!
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