south of France

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.

nice, france

nice, france

Our time in Nice was definitely a highlight of our trip to France for me.  In retrospect, I don't know if it's necessarily because Nice is an amazing city or if it's because we spent three nights there and took trips from Nice, using it as our base, so it gave us an opportunity to slow down a little bit (the rest of the trip we'd been in a different town every single night, and after a while that can get tiring).  Even though it was only three nights, on our first morning, we found a bakery that we liked, so the next two days we returned...if you've found something good (or delicious), why not stick with it while you can, especially if you have limited time?