Floaty and I

A Summer in France – Quality time among people you love

The summer is almost over, yet I am still reminiscing about my beautiful time in France. As I have spent a couple of years in school in south-western France I wanted to share some of my special summer moments with you.

The entire France trip started with two of my best friends. We drove 9 cool hours from Switzerland until we reached our final destination – La Valée du Lot.
It was a fun drive – especially as we hadn’t seen each other for a while.

Once we arrived, I went with my friends to the local Farmers Market, to visit Pech Merle – a cave with paintings date that back 29,000 years (!!!) and other beautiful villages and historic sites.

What I love about France- besides my great teenage memories from my time there – is the mentality. Everything seems easier! No one is stressed and cares if you arrive late somewhere or ignore the phone when it is ringing. It felt like a much needed detox from Life! Every time I go there I feel this way and now my friends could experience the same. I think we watched one movie during our stay and ignored our phones. As cell service is terrible there and our Wireless Internet seemed to give up its last bites (and it would only work in our kitchen) we simply didn’t use our phones – How Nice!

We didn’t miss anything! On the other hand, we got to spend quality time among my family with my friends, spent our free time playing games, talking, reading or obviously eating and drinking wine 🙂 I mean who is to blame – it is part of the culture as I would like to put it.

Below you will find some of my summer pictures from my time in France. They are private moments I am sharing with you -snapshots of a great time.

By the way, my beautiful friend Florence Schelling is a professional ice hockey player (considered the best femal goalie in the world)who has won Olympic Bronze – make sure to check her own blog and IG out

Blog: https://schellingf.wordpress.com

Instagram: Schellingf

Lots of love

Hanna

On our way to France
On our way to France
Sunflowers
Sunflowers
Saint-Ciro-Lapopie
Saint-Ciro-Lapopie
Pochette Métis enjoying the view from Château Mercues
Pochette Métis enjoying the view from Château Mercues
Me in Lauzerte
Me in Lauzerte
Florence in Lauzerte
Florence in Lauzerte
Lauzerte
Lauzerte
Another Apéro
Another Apéro
Jeffrey and I
Jeffrey and I
Shenanigans in the Pool
Shenanigans in the Pool
View from Lauzerte
View from Lauzerte
Sunflowers
Sunflowers
Us three
Us three
I bought some Maxi-Macarons
I bought some Maxi-Macarons
Spice Stand on Market Day
Spice Stand on Market Day
Cathedral of Cahors
Cathedral of Cahors
Pech-Merle
Pech-Merle
Painting from 29,000 years ago at Pech-Merle
Painting from 29,000 years ago at Pech-Merle
Florence in Pech-Merle
Florence in Pech-Merle
Florence and Jeffrey with Truffles
Florence and Jeffrey with Truffles
Cathedral of Cahors
Cathedral of Cahors
View on the Lot river
View on the Lot river
Jeffrey in St-Cirq-Lapopie
Jeffrey in St-Cirq-Lapopie
Selfie of us three in a Sunflower field
Selfie of us three in a Sunflower field
Florence and Canu (my dog) walking along the Chemin St. Jacques de Compostelle
Florence and Canu (my dog) walking along the Chemin St. Jacques de Compostelle
Me with my Shisha
Me with my Shisha
Floaty
Floaty
Florence and I
Florence and I
Florence at Château Mercues
Florence at Château Mercues
Pont Valentre in Cahors
Pont Valentre in Cahors
Selfie
Selfie
At Château Cayx - Owned by the Danish Royal Family
At Château Cayx – Owned by the Danish Royal Family
At Château Cayx - Owned by the Danish Royal Family
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At Château Lagrezette
At Château Lagrezette
Dinner at home
Dinner at home
At Château Lagrezette
At Château Lagrezette
Market Day in Cahors with Jeffrey and Florence - Yes, there was Rain
Market Day in Cahors with Jeffrey and Florence – Yes, there was Rain
Saint-Cirq-Lapopie
Saint-Cirq-Lapopie
Summer Truffles
Summer Truffles
Apéro
Apéro
Me time at the Pool
Me time at the Pool
Fort embedded in the rocks - Valée du Lot
Fort embedded in the rocks – Valée du Lot
Pool time
Pool time

 

11 Comments

  • Reply Melissa | Bubby & Bean September 8, 2017 at 4:14 pm

    That looks like such an amazing time! Such beautiful scenery. And vacations are always better with friends.

    • Reply Queen Isabelle September 8, 2017 at 4:19 pm

      They definitely are ❤️ thank you so much ?

  • Reply Soraya September 8, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    Beautiful pics! Hope to visit!

  • Reply Stephanie September 9, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    Uggghhh it’s truly my dream to visit France – specifically Paris – and I’ve wanted to go ever since I was a little girl. A summer in France sounds magnificent, and the pictures prove that to be true. I’m glad you had such a wonderful time!

    • Reply Queen Isabelle September 9, 2017 at 2:53 pm

      Thank you darling ❤️ it is definitely a place to see 🙂

  • Reply Lauren September 9, 2017 at 5:01 pm

    I still have yet to see France, and from your photos it seems like one fabulous summer well spent!

    Xx
    Lauren
    http://www.shoesandsashimi.com

  • Reply Ashley DTKAustin September 9, 2017 at 11:20 pm

    This trip looked like such an amazing and relaxing time!! I have been wanting to go back to France so bad lately and hope to make it back next year!

  • Reply kelly torrez September 10, 2017 at 2:23 pm

    Your trip sounds like an absolute dream! I would love to be able to spend a little more time in France!

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  • Reply Sabrina Tan September 11, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    This looks amazingggg!! take me next time 😉

    Sabrina | Gypsy Tan
    http://www.gypsytan.co

  • Reply Francesca September 12, 2017 at 9:45 am

    What a wonderful photo! Where did you stay in France? I would love to come on vacation the next year! There are so many people who speak good about summer in French!

    • Reply Queen Isabelle September 12, 2017 at 1:23 pm

      I stayed in the Vallée du Lot – it is not far from Toulouse and Bordeaux. I can strongly recommend it ❤️ you would love it

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