Nighttime in France

Nighttime is the day’s way of saying goodbye. Reminding us that yet another day of our lives has passed and it is time to rest before a new day begins. I love watching the color of the clouds and sky as night begins to fall over the mountains. It is my favorite time of day and brings me so much peace and reflection.

“Clouds come floating into my life, no longer to carry rain or usher storm, but to add color to my sunset sky”. –Rabindranath Tagore

Vanoise National Park, FRANCE

Nightfall in Vanoise National Park, Savoie France.

Vanoise National Park, FRANCE

“The sky grew darker, painted blue on blue, one stroke at a time, into deeper and deeper shades of night.” ― Haruki Murakami, Dance Dance Dance

Vanoise National Park, FRANCE

“Look at the sky. We are not alone. The whole universe is friendly to us and conspires only to give the best to those who dream and work”. – A. P. J. Abdul Kalam

Vanoise National Park, FRANCE

Vanoise National Park, FRANCE


Vanoise National Park, FRANCE

While I enjoy nightfall best somewhere lost in nature, the onset of night is also quite lovely in cities as well. I love watching the magical light and colors bounce off the buildings as the sun begins to fall below the horizon.

Paris April 2013

Paris, France.

Sun setting in Bastille, Paris.

Paris, France

Paris, France

Marseille April 2013

Marseille, France

Marseille, France

Marseille, France

Marseille, France“Together we can face any challenges as deep as the ocean and as high as the sky”. – Sonia Gandhi


This post was inspired by the Weekly Photo Challenge: Nighttime. To view more entries, click here. 



  1. While those are all wonderful photos, I especially like the one with the light inside the house. There’s something so cozy and familiar about scenes like that. I really enjoy looking into rooms that are lit at night, not from any prurient interest but just to see the slice of interior and the feel of warmth and family.


    • Thanks Janet! Seems like that one is popular! That photo is of one of the lodges we hiked to in Vanoise National Park where the other mountain night shots are. It was my favorite lodge of all. Gorgeous, delicious food and so nice after camping for a few days!

    • Great website! Pretty cool to publish a novel! I have always wanted to but realized it may not be my strength. I love Marseille. I lived there in 1993 and the photos in this post were my first time back in 20 years! It was even better!

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  3. Nicole, As usual wonderful photographs that lights me up while scrolling down. Like Janet, I like the photograph of the house where light beams through the window. I also liked the yacht’s lined up glowing at night. Thank you for sharing.

    Love n Peace,

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