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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Photo Diary: Southwest France

Let's pick up where we last left off. From Le Bois-Plage-en-Ré we then travelled to a small port, a place where I was so excited to go because it is of course, the French version of my name, La Rochelle. La Rochelle is a place I wished we had more time to spend in, but with such a packed schedule and wanting to get to our next campsite before it went dark to get our tent up, we made the most of our morning here.


The town of La Rochelle was beautiful and authentic, we had croissants and coffee over-looking the port and then went for stroll around the town, I may have got distracted in to a Zara on our way around too. (Oops!) 



Unfortunately, I did not get as many photos as I would have liked to in La Rochelle. We had a long journey to our next campsite in Toux, next to Lac de Thoux-Saint-Cricq. On route to our next campsite, we stopped off at Bordeaux. A popular city in the region of Southwest France on the Atlantic Coast. We spent around 2 hours here, which again, just was not enough time for all the things to see and do in this town, but we still made the most of our time. The city was beautiful and has amazing architecture.









Every monument or pretty building always seems to have scaffolding or work going on with it. Does anyone else always encounter scaffolding wherever they travel to?! We stayed at a quiet, beautiful campsite called Camping Flower Lac De Thoux St-Cricqthat overlooked the lake. This was one of our favourite campsites that we stayed at, but the only downside was that there was not much around in walking distance to see or do. On the way to the campsite, we drove past around 10 miles of sunflower fields, which I now really regret not getting a picture of. 

Waking up overlooking the lake was such a special feeling. I watched the morning mist rise off the lake and the sun rise and it was a surreal moment of how lucky I was to be on such an amazing trip.




We set off from our campsite bright and early to pack in as many towns to visit as we headed towards the south of France. Our first stop on our long drive to the anticipated Avignon was Beziers. A vintage, cultural town in the south of France, widely known for the annual bullfighting festival, in which we saw the square in which they hold the shows. We explored the windy little streets and stopped for a drink. The atmosphere of this little town was so relaxing and felt as though I could have spent the whole day there.









On to the South of France we go! Until next time.

Rach x

12 comments:

  1. Ahh, it looks so pretty! The umbrella thing was cute haha. I don't know what it is about small little towns that makes me want to visit one so bad!
    Great post :) xx

    -Mitzee

    mitzeeruth.blogspot.com

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    1. Aww, thank you so much! I know how you feel about small towns, even though they are small its so easy just to stroll around for hours.. thank you for reading! Xx

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  2. Your pictures are just so stunning, I would love to visit there! You have such a lovely blog here, keep up your great work I love reading blogs like this! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! Really appreciate it. I am glad you liked it! Xxx

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  3. Oh my gosh the umbrellas! Lovely post hun x

    Beth Ellen l modedeviebel.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Yessss! The umbrellas are so cute and they are on all the little shopping streets.. Thank you so much for reading! xxxx

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  4. All these photos are gorgeous! You should be very proud!

    www.whaterindid.com

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  5. The umbrella photo reminds me of a photo I took in Dubai mall!
    Aleeha xXx
    http://www.halesaaw.com/

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    1. I think they have them in lots of shopping places, good idea though to keep dry! X

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  6. Lovely pictures, looks like you've had a great time :)
    www.misslaurenmorgan.blogspot.co.uk

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