This post is the last of many in our honeymoon series. To recap: you witnessed an overview of our itinerary along with our time in Paris, you learned about how I packed for the trip along with images of the […]
This post is the last of many in our honeymoon series.
To recap: you witnessed an overview of our itinerary along with our time in Paris, you learned about how I packed for the trip along with images of the gardens at The Palace of Versailles. We shared our experience staying on the grounds of The Palace of Versailles, along with our private tour of the palace itself after hours.
Now, we land at our final destination: A Weekend At Gordes In The South Of France!
I discovered the small town of Gordes when I was booking our stay at the hotel Airelles Versailles. They have a sister property called La Bastide de Gordes. Matt and I originally were still undecided if we should spend the last four nights of our trip in a nearby city we hadn’t seen before like London or travel further into the countryside of France. But, as soon as I saw pictures of La Bastide de Gordes, I knew we had to visit!
The only concern Matt and I had with traveling to Gordes – a small medieval town in the countryside of Provence – was how to get there.
Luckily, our butler at Versaille was kind enough to help us book transportation. We traveled by train tickets on SNCF high-speed train. The trip was under 3 hours! In comparison, by car it would have been closer to 10 hours!
I will say, lugging 4 large suitcases through the train stations and onto the train was a tad stressful. But once we were on the train it was smooth sailing. Plus, we arranged pickup with La Bastide de Gordes to have a driver meet us at the train station.
Once we checked-in, Matt and I used this leg of our trip to relax. No ball gowns or fancy dresses needed here! It was simply sherbert on the terrace and afternoon walks in the village.
The temperatures in the South of France were unseasonably warm. At almost 82 degrees, Matt and I had the opportunity to enjoy the beautiful property pool. We also visited the quaint spa which overlooked the valley. We enjoyed room service during a night-in and played lots of backgammon!
On the third day of our stay, we decided to venture out by car and explore the surrounding towns.
Our hotel recommended Classic Tour Laurent Bussi private car tour which was a blast!
Matt and I spent almost the entire day with our sweet tour guide. We traveled through lavender fields and saw hot air balloons. We drove by all the oil trees and visited the town of Roussillon – which is built alongside a canyon. Then visited a farmers’ market before ending the day at a local vineyard. There, we enjoyed a superb dinner with a wine tasting and a view!
The small villages of Provence are truly something special and the views from these hilly medieval towns are breathtaking.
This relaxing stop was the perfect end to our very busy honeymoon! Enjoying slow mornings with fresh citrus and blueberry crepes while soaking up the sun by the pool was magical.
As two homebodies, Matt and I think our two-week honeymoon was the perfect amount of time to spend in France! Looking back, I’m really glad Matt and I opted to spend our entire honeymoon in this romantic country.
I hope these guides helped you brainstorm your own trip or honeymoon. I’ll see you all next week as we switch gears – out of honeymoon and onto the next chapter!
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