gorges du tarn, france

The main sight on the second day of our French road trip was the Gorges du Tarn.  We began the day with our kind Airbnb hosts at the market in Marcillac-Vallon, then took a walk around picturesque Belcastel, and made a stop at the Viaduc du Millau before we started our drive into the Gorges du Tarn.  The gorge is one of the deepest in Europe, and follows the River Tarn for 50 kilometers.  We stopped at different view points and in little villages along the way, as well as for a picnic lunch at the 'point sublime,' which offers the best vantage point of the whole drive (and the photo ops where it looks like we put ourselves in danger, but I promise, it was really a safer situation than it looks, although as I combed through the photos recently I really did question if that was the case...).  

Old stone bridges, kayakers gliding by far below us, sharp turns in the road to keep things exciting, green countryside, and perfect weather - it was a great combination for driving through the Gorges du Tarn and enjoying the beauty of France on a lovely spring day.    

See more from our trip in France: our day in Toulouse here, and all of our stops on our first day: Cahors, Saint-Cirq-Lapopie, Bouzies, Rocamadour, Padirac CaveLoubressac, and Figeac.  We began our second day in Marcillac-Vallon and Belcastel, and made a stop at the Viaduc de Millau before heading into the Gorges du Tarn.