Sisteron

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.

sisteron, france

sisteron, france

Sisteron was a place that I almost didn't include on our itinerary...it was kind of out of the way and it didn't seem to have a lot to do, but the pictures I saw beforehand of the cliff rising up over the river and the town were just striking and I felt like since we were going to be in the area, we should make an effort.  We didn't visit the citadel, which is pretty much the town's only attraction, but we did walk along the river and down a street or two, and were wowed by the color of the river's water.  It doesn't look the same color in every picture, but I promise I didn't edit the photos at all, this is exactly how things looked in person - it was unreal!