It’s finally here! Today I am so excited to be sharing my “photo journal” from my trip to France. I loved putting it together (hey, any excuse to relive an amazing trip), and I hope you enjoy this little peak at my adventures!
:: ON THE TOWN ::
For the four weeks I was away, I lived in the beautiful city of Montpellier, France. Montpellier is the capital of Languedoc-Rousillon, the country’s southern-most mainland province. The temperatures were scorching (we’re talking a casual 104°F), but it was hard to think about the heat when surrounded by such amazing sights.
above, L-R: (1) the picturesque main drag. (2) the Place de la Comedie, which functions as the city center. (3) the local cathedral.
below: more snaps from around town
above: We’re not in CVS anymore…
French pharmacies are famous for their chic ambiance and exhaustive selection of the best, most luxurious products. After stopping by a “pharmacy” in Montpellier, I could see why!
:: ELSEWHERE ::
I was lucky enough to get the chance to explore other cities, as well. See below for some highlights…
above: As a history junkie, I adored the Arènes de Nîmes (left), in Nîmes, and the nearby Pont du Gard (right), both of which date back to Roman.
below: Perhaps one of my favorite destinations was the magical city of Avignon. Getting to see the famous Pont d’Avignon and the Palais des Papes (both below) was truly a bucket list moment! Plus, the whole city smells of lavender, which isn’t a terrible thing.
above: Another amazing experience was visiting Saint-Guilhem-le-Désert, a tiny medieval village nestled in the mountains. Truly awe-inspiring!
above: I visited a different beach every Sunday. The above are my two favorites: the movie-worthy shores of Sète and the beautiful Lac de Salagou.
:: BASTILLE DAY ::
It’s been a dream of mine to celebrate “La fete nationale” in France. This firework show certainly lived up to all the the hype! #VivelaFrance
:: EATS ::
Given that the French are renowned for their amazing cuisine I couldn’t not include a little section about what I ate. I may be bias, but I dare your mouths not to water at the below…
clockwise from top left: the mere beginning of an amazing brunch; a crêpe Nutella, courtesy of moi; the most delicious gelato you will ever eat in your entire life, no joke; a killer boulangerie sandwich; mussels and french fries, obviously; and example of French “street food,” aka gourmet paella.
:: LA FIN ::
We spent the last night at the most amazing little spot nestled between vineyards in the countryside. What a way to conclude such a fantastic trip. The evening was definitely emotional, but also filled with so much happiness. I mean…who couldn’t smile at that view?!
…And who could resist the opprotunity to take a selfie? 😉
Well, that’s a wrap. I hope you enjoyed this little recap of my French adventures. I truly had an incredible experience, and loved getting to relive it all when putting this post together.
As they say in France, à bientôt!
xxx (in the south of France, it’s three kisses)