So excited to finally share photos from PROVENCE! Meghan and I had the best time exploring the many beautiful villages across the French countryside. We ate all the baguettes and croissants, drank all the rosé, and took all. the. photos. I’ve had a bunch of you ask when I’ll be sharing the actual travel guides on my site – they are coming this week! Check back in this section – I plan to have them up by Friday. In addition to those static guides, over the next couple of weeks I’ll be sharing more in-depth info on my favorite places we visited in blog posts like this. I’ll be going in chronological order, so first up we have Gordes, Roussillon and Goult!
Before jumping into this post though, here are the outfit details from my first day in Provence! These adorable scalloped shorts are on sale (here, here and here!) and my top is on sale for under $40! These sunglasses were a style steal I found while shopping in London. I packed four other pairs for my trip but ended up wearing these the entire time I was in France! Obsessed! They’re currently on sale for only $19 and so flattering/chic!!
We arrived at our AirBnB just after lunch, where we dropped off our luggage and freshened up before heading out for the afternoon/evening. If you’re looking for a more budget-friendly stay in Provence, I HIGHLY recommend the bed and breakfast we chose on AirBnB. The hosts were a delightful couple who offered up great local tips and helped with our every need during our stay. The property is lovely and very well-appointed. We absolutely loved every minute of our stay! Our AirBnB was very close to Gordes, so we started our day there… scroll down for all of the photos and to discover where we went, what we ate and more on our very first day in Provence!
We were both starving, so we sat down for our first (of many) glasses of rosé and a quick little bite at La Trinquette. This little spot is right off the main square, but down (literally, vertically) a nondescript side street/alley – if you’re not looking for it you might miss it! We ordered the stuffed squash blossoms and burrata topped with shaved white truffles – both were so delicious! After walking around town for a bit, we decided to head on to Roussillon. We had a full day in Gordes planned for later in the week, so more on this cute hilltop village coming up!
Roussillon was a super colorful village, featuring a few small restaurants and shops. Not a whole lot else to do there but explore the charming side streets, which we were very excited to do. Took lots of pretty photos in this spot! We did stop in a little shop selling nougat by the kilo, and I ended up buying WAY too much of the salted caramel (I blame the saleslady). I ended up eating most of it on the plane ride home… It was so good!
We ended our day in Goult, which was probably my favorite village we visited that day. We got there a little late and the sun was setting, but it was such a quaint and charming little village! Lots of beautiful facades and a darling square featuring a couple of busy restaurants. Kinda wish we’d had time to go back and explore it during the day in full light. We originally tried to get a table at Le Carillon on the square, but they didn’t have room for us… so we went down the street to La Bartavelle and I’m so happy we did! It was a cozy family-run restaurant and every dish we had was incredible. It was one of my very favorite meals of the entire trip! Sometimes it’s the restaurants you just happen upon are the best of them all.