Holiday in the Ardèche-Drôme: First Impressions

So I guess I didn't feel like blogging while away, sorry! I did instagram a lot, though.

We returned from our week-long holiday in the south of France just yesterday, and MAN I am filled with conflicted emotions. On one hand I'm brimming with gratitude for having experienced literally the best time of my life surrounded by natural and man-made beauty, on the other I'm a bit down about returning to normality. Belgium is decidedly lackluster after France (seriously, even the roadside restaurants and bathrooms are great in France), and returning home after a trip always comes with an avalanche of chores that need to be done. SO MUCH LAUNDRY.

Anyway, for now I just want to make an effort to focus exclusively on the positive feelings. Thank god for photography, making it possible to keep beautiful memories clear and bright long after your suntan has faded. I just wish something similar existed for other sensory impressions. The Ardèche-Drôme-Provence region we visited will forever taste like peaches and smell like lavender in my mind.

I'll have more posts up with specifics on the things we did and the places we visited, but today I'm just sharing some general impressions of our Ardèche-Drôme holiday. Enjoy!

sunflower field france
viviers rooftops drôme
rhone river bridge drôme
viviers townhouse
balazuc ardèche
lavender fields ardèche
la garde adhémar

*Sigh*. Life is just better in France. Take my word for it.


  1. Oh my gosh, looks so nice there! Want to travel now! :)


  2. Superleuk outfitje op die laatste foto. En ik begrijp hoe je je voelt, het leven in België lijkt altijd zo gewoontjes na een supervakantie :)

  3. Love the outfit on the last picture :)
    Er zou echt zoiets moeten zijn om geuren vast te leggen he... Mmm, perziken...

  4. I love both of these outfits so much but WOW you look so freakin cute in the last one.
    And are those lavender fields I spy? DYING.

  5. I love how relaxed you look, and what beautiful scenery!

  6. het ziet er daar echt goed uit! Mooie outfits. Zalig kleedje. :)

  7. France rules, especially the South...and the food, the smells, the countryside....I just love the place! Cute pics Annebeth x

  8. ohhhhh die eerste en laatste foto zo supermooi! ik wil terug op reis. grrr

  9. All the beautiful places!
    Naomi, x