Cahors

the perfect south of france road trip

the perfect south of france road trip

Exactly a year ago, we were in the middle of an 11-day road trip around the South of France.  It was an absolutely massive undertaking to plan, inspired by cheap flights from Madrid to Toulouse and Lonely Planet's France's Best Trips book.  I pieced together many of the different road trip itineraries in the book and added in some additional stops based on blogs and sites I'd read online.  The final plan was very ambitious and had us covering quite a bit of southern France, but the end result was...fabulous (if I do say so myself).  Now, when I think about going anywhere in Europe on vacation, a few places come to mind, and the South of France is without a doubt at the top of that list.

cahors, france

cahors, france

On Friday night we left Toulouse in our rental car and headed north for Cahors, the first stop on our road trip around southern France.  Cahors caught my eye because of its pretty bridge, the Pont Valentré.  We got in to our Airbnb as it was getting dark, which wasn't our plan, but we decided to stop for groceries before leaving Toulouse so that we could have some picnics in the coming days, and that set us behind a bit.  There wasn't anything too noteworthy about our stay that evening except it did have the best WiFi of our trip.