It has been just over 6 weeks since I moved to Paris - and yet, I haven’t spent a great deal of time in the city of lights as I have been traveling around France with my partner since I got here. And to be honest, I couldn’t be happier that I’m getting the wonderful chance to explore more of this incredible country with him.
And easily one of my favourite places that we visited was, Côte de Granit Rose in Bretagne. A truly stunning region in France known for it’s dramatic rose granite coastline, iconic stone houses well over 100 years old with blue shutters, hydrangeas almost as tall as the houses, caramel, butter, biscuits, the best crepes, cider, stripy shirts and it’s incredible scenery - truly the list goes on almost forever and it’s so easy to see why this is such a popular region of France. And of course the food we ate impossibly delicious, locally sourced and thoughtfully prepared - I absolutely adore the relationship that the French have with their food, it’s all about seasonal, locally grown produce and cooked in such a loving way that it’s almost impossible to work out how something so simple can be so delicious. There have been so many meals where I have taken my first bite and simply stared at the plate in awe. The food here is just that good.
We visited Bretagne just at the end of the summer holiday season, and even though everything was starting to close for the winter, everyone was still so warm and welcoming - and thankfully the weather hadn’t gotten too cold. I already can’t wait to visit again during summer - it would be such magical place to rest, relax, enjoy good food and walk along the coast line. Oh, and I also drove for the first time on the ‘other’ side of the road - the first hour is terrifying, but after a while you slowly settle into the mental and physical groove of driving on the opposite side of the road, and car… but it was a bit of a ‘bucket list’ moment.
So after Bretagne, we then went to Montpellier in the South of France and now we’re back in Paris for a few weeks before the next adventure. This time around in Paris is so different to my three months here at the start of the year - it’s starting to feel like home, and I’m slowly starting to understand the rhythm of France and Paris. There are of course a few admin frustrations with settling into everyday life in France - bank accounts are not as simple to open as you’d expect. But that aside, the past weeks have been so special, full of so many beautiful memories and of course new ideas for new projects which I’m really excited to share at some point. Until then, be sure to follow me on Instagram for more of my time in France and Paris. x