Honeymoon Day 1 – Road Tripping Through France

Honeymoon Day 1 – Road Tripping Through France


June 11, 2018

I’m doing this rather backwards: honeymoon posts first before wedding photos. Alas, wedding pics haven’t come in yet and I’m too eager to share our trip with you all! Our wedding was in the Southwest of France (in a region called Dordogne) and so our honeymoon road trip began heading east towards Provence. We stopped at the most adorable little towns along the way – each with their own personality. If you’re keen to see even more from the trip (that we just couldn’t capture in a photo), I’ll be uploading a corresponding vlog post with each blog post I do. The first vlog is live right here!

First up on our road trip was Bordeaux!

honeymoon day 1 - bordeaux
honeymoon day 1 - bordeaux

It was a very gloomy start to our honeymoon trip but that didn’t keep the smiles and cheesy tourist pictures at bay.

honeymoon day 1 - bordeaux

Outfit Details

Dungarees/Overalls

Bag (use code ‘VELESAM’ for 20% off your first order)

Top (similar here)

Shoes

honeymoon day 1 - bordeaux
honeymoon day 1 - bordeaux

After a very quick pitstop through Bordeaux (and before the skies opened on us), we made our way to a little town called Saint Denis. We booked our Airbnb here so that we could easily get to the next town first thing in the morning.

Honeymoon Day 1 collonges la rouge

Here are pics of our quaint little place.

honeymoon day 1 - collonges la rouge
honeymoon day 1 - collonges la rouge

Loved the view!

honeymoon day 1 - collonges la rouge

honeymoon day 1 - collonges la rouge
honeymoon day 1 - collonges la rouge

Early the next morning we headed straight to Collonges-la-Rouge, which is a village made up entirely of red sandstone.

honeymoon day 1 - collonges la rouge

honeymoon day 1 - collonges la rouge
honeymoon day 1 - collonges la rouge

All that red and wisteria had me wandering aimlessly through this cute village.

honeymoon day 1 - collonges la rouge

This is probably one of the most touristy things I’ll ever post or say, but watching this native fill up his watering can from a well in the middle of the town square was one of the best things about that day! My heart was filled with contentment and I felt like I had travelled back to a simpler time.

honeymoon day 1 - collonges la rouge
honeymoon day 1 - collonges la rouge

Next up on our south of France tour was a town called Turenne – this was a recommendation from our Airbnb host.

honeymoon day 1 - turenne

Feeling a little bit like I was in a Monty Python movie set, we climbed the very steep hills to reach the chateau.

honeymoon day 1 - turenne
honeymoon day 1 - turenne

honeymoon day 1 - turenne

After, we headed down the hill to “reward” ourselves with olives and wine. We soon learned that you didn’t need an excuse to drink wine at any time of the day in France 🙂

honeymoon day 1 - turenne olives
honeymoon day 1 - turenne

All newlyweds out there can empathize when I say that seeing a ring on my new husband’s finger still hasn’t gotten old 🙂 Also, saying ‘husband’ will take some getting used to.

honeymoon day 1 - turenne

Feeling reenergized, we hit the road again and passed briefly through a town called Conques which sat on a beautiful cliffside.

honeymoon day 1 - conques
honeymoon day 1 - conques

Each town had its own personality, style, & unique beauty waiting to be discovered.

honeymoon day 1 - conques

Outfit Details

Sunglasses (similar here)

Peacoat (similar here)

Bag (use code ‘VELESAM’ for 20% off your first order)

Top (similar here)

Jeans (last seen here)

Shoes

honeymoon day 1 - conques
honeymoon day 1 - conques

Again with the wisteria! It was all over France and such a delight to come across every day.

honeymoon day 1 - conques
honeymoon day 1 - conques

The last little town we made a pit stop at was Estaing. We were here for maybe 10 minutes before realizing we were going to be late to our dinner reservations in Gordes if we didn’t hit the road immediately!

honeymoon day 1 - estaing

honeymoon day 1 - estaing
honeymoon day 1 - estaing

More touristy pics 🙂

honeymoon day 1 - estaing

We finally reached our hotel, La Bastide de Gordes, which was arguably the best hotel stay I’ve ever had in my life and I’ll be sure to be back!

honeymoon day 1 - bastide de gordes
honeymoon day 1 - bastide de gordes

Gordes (part of Provence) used to be an Italian colony and so the landscapes very much looks like we popped on over to Italy for the day. Absolutely breathtaking!

honeymoon day 1 - bastide de gordes

Our hotel had an old charm to it, yet everything was in such pristine condition.

honeymoon day 1 - bastide de gordes
honeymoon day 1 - bastide de gordes

honeymoon day 1 - bastide de gordes

honeymoon day 1 - bastide de gordes
honeymoon day 1 - bastide de gordes

This bed was divine for sleeping in and kept us from waking up early to start each day. But, heck, that’s okay, right? It was our honeymoon!

honeymoon day 1 - bastide de gordes

Someone made sure to have flowers and champagne waiting for our arrival as a celebration of our marriage! I’m far too spoiled.

honeymoon day 1 - bastide de gordes
honeymoon day 1 - bastide de gordes

honeymoon day 1 - bastide de gordes

After fully admiring our room, we headed downstairs to dinner (in the hotel) which turned out to be one of the best meals we had in Provence.

honeymoon day 1 - bastide de gordes
honeymoon day 1 - bastide de gordes

honeymoon day 1 - bastide de gordes

After filling up on plenty of delicious vin rouge, we crawled into bed and slept like babies!

honeymoon day 1 - bastide de gordes
honeymoon day 1 - bastide de gordes

The honeymoon had only just begun and I was truly on cloud 9. The next few days would only get better and I would continue feeling like the luckiest girl on the planet to marry such a wonderful human being and experience these once-in-a-lifetime memories together.

Cannot wait to show you more of Provence in the next post! We spent about 3 days here and saw plenty of incredible, quaint towns that were full of colour and life. Until then…

Love,

Saffy

xo

3 Comments

  • Charlotte
    June 12, 2018

    ❤️❤️❤️

  • Libby Luis
    June 12, 2018

    Dreamy!! <3 xo

  • armindo123
    June 13, 2018

    Lovely! I hope you made some beautiful memories. ❤️❤️❤️

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