Loubressac

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.

loubressac, france

loubressac, france

Danny's favorite village on our trip through southern France was Saint-Cirq-Lapopie (see all about it here), and although it was really, really lovely (the river!  the cliff!  the pretty houses!  the valley below!  the combination of everything put together!), it was a touch touristy for me, and wasn't my top spot.  Loubressac, while it doesn't have the natural beauty that some other villages can boast, is impressively beautiful architecturally.  Every single house, even the newer ones, is pretty, and feels really classically French (even though I'm really no expert).