This little frog was keeping a discreet eye on visitors to the gardens of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild from his perch on a cluster of flowers. The lavish belle époque villa is on the Cap Ferrat peninsula on France's Côte d'Azur.
|Gardens of the Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild, Cap Ferrat|
The Campania region of Italy is known for its lemons. This bowl of large cedri, or citrons, was seen through an open restaurant window on the legendary Isle of Capri.
|Cedri on the Isle of Capri|
The upscale Paris department store Galeries Lafayette on Boulevard Haussmann is like an Art Nouveau palace with its golden arches, elaborate balconies and glass dome ceiling.
|Galeries Lafayette, Paris|
Also in Paris, the gardens of the Luxembourg Palace were planted in a yellow theme during our July visit. The palace where Marie de Medicis once lived is now home to the French Senate and sits in a large public park on the city's Left Bank.
|Luxembourg Gardens, Paris|
Cheery sunflowers were one of Dutch artist Vincent Van Gogh's favourite subjects and he spent the latter years of his life in Provence. These blooms were for sale on a sidewalk in the town of St. Remy de Provence, where Van Gogh was hospitalized at the Saint Paul de Mausole Monastery.
|Sunflowers and Lavender in Provence|
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