Europe

Grenoble || France

Day 10 was the last day of our France Tour. We already started the day before to make our way up north, back home.  We put Grenoble as the last city to visit during this stay.  Again, before we arrived we had no idea what sights there were, what the absolute must visits were or […]

Moustiers-Sainte-Marie || France

Stop 2 on day 9 was another beautiful town that got an award to be one of prettiest towns in the Provence. By accident we once more arrived during the perfect time (still during the morning hours) while the market was still in full swing – they usually start packing up at around 1.30 pm. […]

Pont du Gelates || France

As soon as we had finished our real refreshing morning swim (we were hoping we could somehow safe the coldness of the water for the rest of the day where the temperatures hit the 36 degrees Celsius mark – but didn’t work for some strange reason haha) and the simple breakfast right on the shore, […]

Les Salles Sur Verdon || France

Pretty much straight across the lake from the spot we stayed the night from day 7 to 8 on our travelling through the Provence there is a small town called Les salles-sur-Verdon. With not being super interesting itself (besides maybe the ticket store where all kinds of tickets can be purchased), there are lots of […]

Gorges du Verdon || France

Being so sick the day before, as fast as it came it suddenly was all gone over night, and I felt like a newborn 🙂  We got up early and continued our journey towards the stunning Gorges du Verdon, also known as the Grand Canyon of France. The river Verdon made its way through massive […]

Sainte-Croix-du-Verdon || France

We continued our journey to the east towards the lake Lac de Sainte-Croix, which is a really really beautiful, turquoise lake (at first it looks like you just arrived somewhere like Bora Bora or something like that – haha well maybe that’s a little exaggerated, but it really is magical).  Serpentine streets lead down into […]

Lourmarin || France

We visited Lourmarin on day 6 of our travels through France, and certainly could feel some kind of exhaustion which is why we took it easy that day and only visited two cities. After a really nice and long break we made it to Lourmarin during the evening hours – we found that this is […]

Saint-Rémy-de-Provence || France

Sometimes you just need to trust your gut and let things happen… and the craziest things will occur – and at some points even quite scary how perfectly things take place if you just let them 😉 After we enjoyed our breakfast with an incredible view way out in nature and towards Les-Beaux-de-Provence during the […]

les-Beaux-de-Provence || France

The next small town on our list again is seen as one of the most beautiful villages – Les Baux-de-Provence.  A “city” with its little houses and buildings built right into a rock formation and a population less than half of a thousand, there usually are more tourists inside the city walls than habitats. Until […]

Fontvielle || France

Initially we only put Fontvielle on our traveling route because we wanted to drive through the area it is located in. We didn’t research the city at all, and when we first arrived were a little shocked by how different the landscape suddenly looked like – lots of industrial fields and no trace of the […]

Pont du Gard || France

30km to the west of Avignon, tourists from all over the world are attracted by the worlds tallest roman bridge called Pont du Gard.       With a height of 48 meters reaching over 3 levels and built in only 5 years, it is not only a really impressive building to look at now, but […]

Avignon || France

In Avignon we almost spent a whole day. We arrived during the afternoon time on day 4 because we were looking for a place for a small afternoon siesta and had read that a little outside, on Île Piot, there was free parking. There certainly were loads of free parking spots, however were all of […]

L’Isle-sur-Sorgue || France

From there we chose the shortest route to another town called L’Isle-sur-Sorgue. It took us right through tiny and narrow streets, barely wide enough to fit through – exactly those kinds of routes we enjoy driving. We never plan a whole day in advance, or really know much about where to go next and what […]

Village des Bories || France

On day 4 we visited the Village des Bories as soon as it opened at 9am.   With an entrance fee of 6€ for adults it was the most money we probably spend on anything this trip (haha we’re such weirdos!) Just outside there is a great and free parking lot where you could easily […]

Gordes || France

Next and last destination for this day was a city called Gordes.    A few kilometers outside towards north-west there is the abbey Abbaye Notre-Dame de Sénanque. It is at the bottom and in between two mountains. Before driving down, there is a parking lot from where you can glance at the building from above.  […]

Roussillon || France

The next town on our list (we literally had a list we worked our way through haha) is called Roussillon. It is build upon and in between ocker rocks, which is why it is known for its ocker -tours, -hills and -color. It is a narrow and really cute town with charming tiny alleys and […]

St-Saturnin-lès-Apt || France

Through city number 2 on day 3, which has been St-Saturnin-lès-Apt, we planned on only driving through. But once entered I immediately fell in love and we decided to stay.   Coming from Sault you will pass right by an old windmill. From there this really pretty and tiny town starts. It offers free parking […]

Sault || France

On day 3 we woke up early. We found that during the morning hours when barely any tourists are in the cities and the shops are just about to open, there is a very special atmosphere! From Montbrun-les-Bains we hit the road to Sault, which is another small town up on a hill.    The […]

Montbrun les Bains || France

Right during the evening glow hours we arrived in Montbrun-les-Bains.  Free parking spots all around the city make it super easy and convenient to stop for a few hours. Just before entering the old historic part there is a gate in the old stone wall welcoming you into its heart:   The small town consists […]

Le Barroux || France

From there we went on the d938 north east that took us right through Le Barroux. It’s a tiny tiny town with a castle as its main and only attraction. It is really nice driving through, as it is located up on a hill. Even though the Château is privat, one is able to get […]

Carpentras || France

The 2nd city we visited this day was a place called Carpentras. Right outside the main and historical city Centre are lots of free parking spots. The car left there, we made our way towards its core! At the northern point of the city is a very impressive gateway into the part that only allows […]

Orange || France

On day 2, our stop 2 and city #2 was a town called Orange. Coming from the north on street N7 we were taken directly by a beautiful and very impressive building called Arc de Triomphe. They must have just recently remodelled the whole city completely new and build a parking lot right next to […]

Valence || France

On our first day in France we made our way to Valence, which is the „gate to the area of Provence“, and therefore the northern point of Provence.   The city resides right next to a river, and just as many of the old towns do, also has a city centre with all the major […]

City Travel Guide – Corniglia

  When taking the train to Corniglia, town #3, passengers arrive at the train station a little outside and below the actual city.   A walkway, which then turns into stairs, leads up the hill through beautiful scenery.   The effort and sweat of walking into the city is paid off the latest at the […]

Tenerife – what is it like?

Tenerife is neither a country nor a state – it is one of the islands west of Africa that belong to Spain.   Language This is pretty obvious, but I still want to mention it just for completeness. The language spoken in Tenerife is Spain. Yet a lot of the people who live there – […]

City Travel Guide – Vernazza

Cinque Terre town number 2 is Vernazza, a very beautiful and charming little city. Even though it is very touristic and crowded it maintained its charm and beauty.   The steep and narrow serpentines can’t be driven all the way down into the city. Cars have to be parked either in a parking lot – […]

City Travel Guide: Monterosso

  Continuing to drive from Levanto, the first of the 5 towns that together are Cinque Terre is Monterosso. Small serpentines lead down to city #1, and actually allow tourists, and all kind of travellers, to drive down all the way – which is not always the case in all of the other cities. Once […]

City Travel Guide: Cinque Terre

  The 5 small towns which together are Cinque Terre are a very popular photo scene. I’m sure you’ve seen a picture of the colourful houses built into cliffs right by the ocean. Levanto and La Spezia are the cities marking the beginning and the end of the 5 towns that are only connected by […]

City Travel Guide: Lazise

  Our very first night of our almost 2 week long lasting road trip, we had spent in a parking lot right by the lake, with an avenue of cypresses, a garden with a breathtaking view and olive trees just a little before Lazise.   The next day we woke up early and as we […]

City Travel Guide: Levanto

Levanto is the city that marks the beginning of Cinque Terre, the 5 small towns with their colourful houses spread out along the coast all the way till la Spezia. The roads which lead to the city right by the ocean will make you feel like you’re driving through a jungle. All kinds of greens […]