Pictures from our France Road Trip

France is the largest country in western Europe. Its varied landscape include fertile plains, rocky mountain ranges, deep gorges, luscious forests, rolling farmer’s fields, vineyards, and breathtaking coastlines. With more than half of its land under cultivation, France leads the European Union in food exports (internet reference: National Geographic French Facts) and is the largest wine producer in the world.

I thought I’d share some pictures of the road trip we took last August from Paris down to Perpignan and back. Due to the summer vacation (the French tend to take their summer holidays the first 2 weeks of August), and weekend traffic, what was supposed to be an 8 hour drive from Paris to Perpignan turned out to be a little over 11 hours. Thankfully, the traffic on our return to Paris wasn’t as bad. The French landscape is stunning. I’m glad we had the opportunity to experience it as a family.

Sunflower fields

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Corn fields

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Gorgeous farmers fields cultivated on rolling hills

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Known as the tallest bridge in the world, the Millau Viaduct is a cable bridge which spans the valley of the Tarn River.

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A French Tunnel running through a mountain

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Highway signs for famous historical landmarks look like this:

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One of the many French towns we passed

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Bales of hay on a farmers field

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A grape vineyard planted on red earth in Southern France

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Another highway sign indicating another castle and happy dancing people.

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Wind turbines overlooking another vineyard in Southern france

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On the road to Perpignan

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Sunset

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The Spanish-French border is not far from Perpignan

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Entrance into St Laurent de la Salanque

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I can’t get enough of these road signs Smile

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If you look closely, there’s a castle on top of that mountain.

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Highway signs which mark France’s Provincial Regions look like this:

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The very luscious and stunning Loire Valley.

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4 Responses to Pictures from our France Road Trip

  1. Great photos! It’s fun to see shots from your road trip through France. We are enjoying the hiatus here in Turkey, but our feet are starting to get itchy. I am looking forward to seeing some of these roads soon. I doubt the roads will be crowded in March.

  2. Lisa says:

    These are great pics Jenn! I love the landscape esp. the Entrance into St Laurent de la Salanque! I can see why you love the signs. They are cute and simple 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

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