Our France Route

Hi! Time for a much requested post … Our France trip! I’ll tell you our itinerary and show you some photos, share some tips and sometimes some food hotpots!

Day one:
The first day we left Belgium very early in the morning (5:30) to arrive in Rouen at about 9:00. Rouen is a little city in Normandy. It’s the town where Joan of Arc was killed. The houses are very picturesque and cute. It’s very nice to walk around this little city and just take it all in. When we arrived, we first did a little walk up the mountain to get a great view of Rouen. More info about that in this link: https://frenchmoments.eu/cote-sainte-catherine-rouen/. Also the cathedral and the market square are fun to visit. We ate lunch in Rouen and drove off to our next destination!

After Rouen it was time for some fairytale action! We visited Château de Chambord in the afternoon! This castle is breathtaking and amazing to visit. The gardens are very big, you can even rent out a small golf cart to drive around the gardens. The staircase is the biggest eye catcher since it looks like it comes straight out of Harry Potter. Really loved this castle and also the region in which it is located is amazing!

After our visit to this amazing castle, we drove to Blois. A very cute little town with an amazing vibe. We had the best dinner of our trip here and I really recommend you going here if you’re visiting the region: L’assiette au boeuf. The best Confit de Canard of my life!

Day two:
The second day we visited another castle in the region. We took a beautiful drive by the Loire river and arrived at the most beautiful castle ever: Château de Chenonceau. We liked this castle even better than the first one because of the romantic feel it had. The castle has this beautiful bridge over the Loire and we noticed that you could take a kayak to go under it. We were a bit sad we didn’t know that earlier because that looked amazing! There are also a lot of gardens and animals to discover on the domain.

After the castle visit, we drove to Saint-émilion. The oldest wine region in France filled with the biggest amount of vineyards I’ve ever seen. A very cute town with medieval vibes where you can drink a lot of wine in a LOT of different wine bars. If you want wine, this is the place to be. It’s very laid back and you get a big vacay feeling when you’re strolling around the cobbled streets and getting lost in the old french vibes. After an amazing dinner, and wine ofcourse, we slept in an ibis budget not far from the city centre.

Day three:
Time to wake up and visit Bordeaux, the Southern version of Paris. And it did no disappoint, this place was one of my favorites of this trip. It’s so beautiful and it looks like a mix of Paris with a Spanish city. Bordeaux has one of the biggest shopping streets in the world and there are loads of nice places to eat! Just wander around here and take it all in. We ate lunch here in an Italian restaurant and then it was time for another must visit!

After lunch in Bordeaux, we drove to Carcassonne to make our medieval dreams come true. This walled city is gorgeous and you can wander around in it for hours. When you approach the city, you can see the walls from the old town from afar and it’s just breathtaking. Inside you have a lot of fun shops and you can walk on the walls if you like to feel as if you’re the owner of a castle. If you’re in Carcassonne, don’t forget to eat Cassoulet! There are a lot of good places where you can eat it because it’s a traditional dish with a medieval touch. Do look it up on Tripadvisor because there are a lot of tourist traps too! We slept outside of the walls in a hotel with parking. We recommend looking for a hotel with parking because Carcassonne is very busy and that way you don’t have to stress.

Day Four:
Time to go to THE FRENCH RIVIERA. We stayed in Nice for four nights and used it as a base to visit the Côte d’azur. The first day we just relaxed in Nice and had a very nice cocktail in Movida. We had dinner in the amazing La favola. The pasta portions are huge, be warned :D!

Day five:
The second day in Nice we visited the old town and the harbour. We ate Socca, one of the local dishes. Chez Theresa was the place where we found the best local lunch snacks! It’s owned by a cute family and you feel very welcomed but also the food was sooo good! In the evening we went to Saint-Paul-De-Vence. This little town with beautiful cobbled streets and breathtaking views is a MUST DO! Just walk around and take it all in, you can even walk on the walls. We ate in Le Tilleul and it was extremely good food in the most romantic setting, big recommendation!

Day six:
Today we went to Menton. We took a scenic drive (grand corniche) and had beautiful views of the coastline and Monaco on the way over. We hired a sunbed for the entire morning and we just loved it because the water was perfect! The buildings have pastel colours and they have an italian vibe. Not surprisingly because Menton is only 2 km away from the Italian border. It wasn’t touristic at all and our favorite place of the entire trip. This town is also the town of the lemons, so you can enjoy the most tasty but cheap lemonades ever!

In the afternoon we visited Monaco. We don’t recommend you going in the afternoon tho, it was almost impossible to find any parking. You don’t need a lot of time to discover Monaco and it’s not very breathtaking but it is one of those things you just have to see in your life. The harbour, casino and castle are the must sees!

In the evening we ate some of the best pizza’s we’ve ever had on the beach in Nice! They were from this place called Pizza Pili!

Day seven:
Today we just chilled by the pool 🙂

Day 8 – 12:
We stayed in the Provence for about 5 days and mostly chilled by the pool, but we also visited some nice towns. First of all we really liked L’isle-sur-la-sorgue. It’s nice to walk around here and take a peek inside all of the local shops. You can eat dinner and lunch by the water, which is very nice and relaxing. There are a lot of restaurants here to choose from and you can also eat a lot of ice cream :D! Pernes-les-fontaines was a very quiet little town and there wasn’t a lot to do, but it’s a nice place to get dinner after a pool day!

We weren’t a big fan of Gordes. It was very busy and to be honest there wasn’t a lot to see there. We did like Roussillon though! This town has very pretty colors (yellowish) and you can visit The Provençal Colorado. It looks like a little American nature park and a little hike is a perfect way to switch up the relaxing for once!

We also visited Avignon and really liked “palais de papes”. You get an Ipad with a virtual reality view of the palace. It gives you the opportunity to compare now VS then. The town is a perfect day trip in between relax days. Last but not least we also visited Abbaye Notre-Dame de Senanque. Go in the early morning to avoid crowds!

Last day:
After all of the relaxing, it was time for one last day filled with adventure! We rented a canoe at ‘Canoes Service’ in the Ardèche and it was so much fun! We saw the Pont d’arc and it was breathtaking. After the canoeing we also visited two little towns that are definitely worth a visit: Balazuc and Vogué

This was our trip to France! Let me know what you would like to visit and what you thought about my post! Subscribe to my blog for more travel routes.

Bye x

Our Greece adventure itinerary!

Hi guys! 

Since a lot of you have asked me what I’m going to do in Greece and where I’ll be going, I decided to make a big blogpost about it! I’m going to tell you guys day by day what we’ll be doing and seeing. If you have any tips for restaurants or cafés, let me know in the comments! I’ll add a little compilation of photo inspo to each destination we’ll be visiting!

Day one to three: Athens
Athens will be our first stop! We decided to stay here for about two and a half days. It’s our first stop and we won’t be hiring a car yet. We want to just take it all in. This is the capital of Greece and you can see a lot of cool things here. The Acropolis being the biggest attraction. I’m a big fan of history and culture. I just love old things and imagining people from the old times walking around in certain places. This will be so beautiful! You also have a lot of other things to visit such as the Parthenon. Me and Thomas love strolling around in a city and getting to know it as well as possible so we’re planning on walking around a lot in the different neighborhoods, Plaka being one of the most beautiful ones. A lot of pictures will be taken here people. We also want to eat until we die on this trip so this will be a big part of our Athens adventure. I also would love to do some shopping and strolling around in the markets and we’ll have plenty of time for everything.

Day 4: Epidaurus, Corinthe and Nafplio.
After our great Athens citytrip it’s time to hop into the car and start our epic roadtrip. Our first stop is Epidaurus! Also here we’ll be able to imagine how the old greek lived. One of the most beautiful things to see here is a very nice and beautiful old theatre. 

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After visiting Epidaurus, we’ll be heading towards Corinthe. Here we’ll be visiting Ancient Corinth. This is a very nice archeological site. Today we can see ruins from temples to baths. To end our day we’ll be heading to Nafplio. This is a very beautiful city by the coast and it’s just the most romantic thing ever! We’ll be arriving here around 16:00 so we’ll probably stroll around a little and eat some delicious food.

Day 5: Nafplio to Mycenae to Sparta
Waking up in a beautiful, cosy and instagramworthy little beach city. Our plan is to walk around by the beaches and take a plunge in the sea. We’ll also be taking a lot of instagrammable photos and eating our butts off! After our mini beachbreak it’s time to drive to Mycenae. Here we find a big archeological site which used to be a military stronghold. As I said before, I LOVE archeology and ancient stuff so I’ll enjoy this A LOT!
After our jump back in time we head to Sparta. THIS IS SPARTA! It sounds like a very impressive city but it actually isn’t that big. There isn’t a lot to see here but it’s so legendary. It happened to be a 20 minutes drive from our next destination so we decided to pay this legendary place a visit!

Day 6: From Mystras to Olympia
Today we’ll be visiting a very big archeological site! We’ll be needing 4 hours to see everything so it will possibly be an early morning. 

After this and some food to fuel up (and maybe a car fuel up as well haha) we might be heading to some awesome waterfalls. We’re not sure if we’ll be doing this because it’s a little detour, but it looks so pretty and I think some refreshment will do us good. They are called the Polylimnio waterfalls and yes you can swim in them! 

We’ll end our day in Olympia, have some amazing moussaka and go to bed because the next day is going to be awesome! 

Day 7: Olympia.
You might think of the olympics when you hear this name and actually this is the place where the very first Olympic games took place!! WHAT!? That’s crazy and you can visit some insane ruins and shit here. It’ll be epic. After lunch we’ll be heading towards Delphi. Getting our bellies filled with fried greek deliciousness and strolling around a bit but then straight to bed for our next adventure.

Day 8: Delphi and Meteora
Delphi used to be one of the most visited oracles of Greece. Legend says that the oracle was made by the god Apollo. It’s situated on and between the mountains and looks amazing. The legend and history of this place makes me so happy and I’ll be so excited to visit this incredible ruin. 

Next up: Meteora. It’s time to get our legs moving and our hike skills activated because this is one of the most epic places to hike that I have ever seen (on photos at least). There are six monasteries that are built on immense natural pillars and you can do a big breathtaking hike to see all of them! 

Day 9/10: Meteora to Thessaloniki
The day after we’re planning on getting up early and hiking to see a sunrise! Or we’ll just do another hike in the area. After a lunch we drive to Thessaloniki. The second biggest city in Greece! It looks so pretty and yes you can do some shopping here. There are a lot of fun activities to do here so we’ll be staying here for 2 nights.

Day 11/12: Island time!
Big drive to Athens and hop on the ferry because it’s time for some island madness. Our first stop: Mykonos. One of the most famous Greek islands so we can’t skip this one. It’s famous for its white beaches, beautiful houses and nightlife. It’s time for us to relax here and soak up some beach, sun and cocktails. We’ll be gorging on so much food on these islands, you won’t even believe it. Chill mode is on!

Day 13/14: Paros
This is also a very beautiful island but slightly less touristic! We’re planning on renting a scooter here and discovering the island! Also some beach action and food madness will be present. And oh! A lot of Instagram footage will be shot here haha :p.

Day 15/16: Santorini
To end our Greek adventure in style, one of the most beautiful islands in Greece: Santorini. You have probably seen it all over instagram already and there’s a reason for that. The island is just so breathtaking! From the houses to the streets to the beaches. The perfect end of our amazing trip! Eating ourselves in a food coma while burning in the sun for the last 2 days and then it’s time to head home. 

ET VOILA! That’s our itinerary! I hope you guys got some inspiration and you can always give me some extra tips in the comments!! 😀 

XOXO

Laura