What? Pass the Ham is a Spain-ish blog! What is France doing here? -
Well, my little hammies, one must explore the world when the opportunity arises and this summer (late, I know) I had the pleasure of taking a long road trip through France!
So my first official travel destination post is France, not Spain. Just because, okay?
Let me start with our itinerary: Bordeaux -> La Rochelle -> Rennes -> Dinan ->Bayeux -> Tours/Loire Valley -> St.Emilion -> Bordeaux
Yes, all of that in just 10 days. Seems like a lot now that I see it in print, but we had plenty of time to see and do so many things-très fun!
It’s simply too much for one post, so I’ll just start with Bordeaux. To be honest, this city was a bit of a shock. I’ve been to Paris many times, but haven’t ever ventured out of the capital. Now I feel like I know the secret – Paris is fantastic, but there is so much more to France than its beautiful capital city. I’m currently obsessed with seeing more of this vibrant country. (Listening to a French language course as I write, in fact!)
Bordeaux is only an hour flight from Madrid and honestly, it is one of the classiest cities I’ve ever been to. It was completely reformed a few decades ago and I’ve never seen a city that just makes so much sense. Cheap bicycles to rent, a modern tram system throughout the city, fountains, history, cheese, wine, etc. It’s hard to explain, but Bordeaux, besides being a wine lover’s dream destination, is just such a romantic, quaint city. The people are wonderfully friendly and upbeat, and the quality of life here just seems so idyllic. I know I always have a serious case of “tourist eyes”, but Bordeaux is one of the best cities that I’ve ever been to.
A few photos: