Saint-Cirq-Lapopie

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.

saint-cirq-lapopie, france

saint-cirq-lapopie, france

The town of Saint-Cirq-Lapopie is a beautiful place - kind of a funny place - but a really beautiful place.  It was our second stop on the first day of our road trip around southern France over our Semana Santa break from school, and it made the cut not only because it was suggested by the guidebook I was using, but also because the pictures that came up on Google images were pretty impressive (as usual, better than ours, so feel free to make a habit of looking at things on both places!!).