Viaduc de Millac

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.

viaduc de millau, france

viaduc de millau, france

From Belcastel we drove to the Viaduc de Millau, which was slightly out of the way to our primary sight for the day, but I thought Danny would really like it (he's always seemed really into bridges, but it turns out it's more a thing with historic bridges than modern ones...now I know!).  We opted not to drive over the bridge as the toll to do so is rather hefty (I think around €12) and we generally skip toll roads as much as possible in Europe as they add up very quickly and the back roads are often much more scenic.