A Trip To – France

A Trip To – France

I feel like my blog is turning into a travel blog, sorry about that! Yes, I went on another exciting adventure, this time a bit further afield than Scotland – I travelled to France. I won’t bore you with all the nitty-gritty details of what I got up to 24/7 but here are a few wonderful places that I visited whilst on my travels:

1). Les jardins de Marqueyssac, Périgord

These hanging gardens give gorgeous panoramic views of the Dordogne valley below. It’s a wonderful place to visit with thousands of beautifully sculpted box hedges and topiary sculptures. It’s not just hedges that this place has to offer though – there is also the beautiful architecture of the Chateau and the Chapel, the Aviary, an Allosaurus skeleton (I really wasn’t expecting to see a dinosaur here), a quaint tea-room, terrace restaurant and the 192m high balcony overlooking the river (plus much more!).

2). Grande Theatre de Bordeaux, Bordeaux

This elegant building is Bordeaux’s Opera House, an excellent example of the gorgeous architecture found in and around the city. If you have the time, why not pop in and see a show? I wish we’d had the time! The photo above is actually the view from my hotel room and street performers would come out into the square in the evening and entertain, it was great!

3). Cathédrale Saint-André de Bordeaux, Bordeaux

A magnificent 11th-century cathedral in the heart of the city and only a short walk from Europe’s longest shopping street – Rue Sainte-Catherine (with a Sephora opening soon – how exciting!). This is yet another perfect example of the beautiful architecture in Bordeaux.

4). Monument aux Girondins, Bordeaux

Another great historical monument, complete with graceful water fountains and a towering column. This place is right by the tram and bus stops so it’s easy to get too. Definitely worth taking a look at this wonderful landmark and it’s also a great place to get those Instagram worthy shots!

5). Le Murano, Bordeaux

Of course I had to include a food visit to this post! This Italian restaurant serves the most delicious food, I went for the ravioli and it was AH-MAY-ZING (honestly, it was the best pasta I’ve ever had). I highly recommend visiting here if you get the chance!

6). Sarlat-la-Canéda Market, Périgord

I can never visit France without checking out the local markets, and this market is one of the biggest and best in the region. Held every Saturday, it is rammed packed with lots of stalls selling everything from clothing to yummy cooked food and fresh veg – as well as some of the amazing hand-crafted gifts made by locals.

As you can probably tell I spent a few days seeing the sights in the city of Bordeaux! I would highly recommend going if you get the chance, it’s a bloggers paradise – filled with cute little side streets and chic French cafes. If you don’t have much time to explore the city I’d recommend getting the Visiotour sight-seeing bus. It shows you all the worthwhile sights of the city in just over an hour!


Francesca. x


p.s. have you ever visited Bordeaux or France even? Let me know where you went!



  1. Oksana August 27, 2017 / 11:49 am

    It looks SO BEAUTIFUL 😍 I have never been to France but it’s deffo on my list of countries I want to visit asap, thanks for sharing x


    • everythingchessie August 27, 2017 / 11:53 am

      Yes, it’s definitely worth visiting! Hope you get the chance soon x

  2. Alice August 27, 2017 / 3:56 pm

    All these places look absolutely stunning, your pictures are fabulous too! I’ve only ever been to Paris in France but I definitely want to expand my horizons there and try all the proper authentic food too!
    Alice Xx

    • everythingchessie August 27, 2017 / 4:17 pm

      Thank you ☺️ Mmmm, yes the food is definitely a must in France!!xx

  3. Lily August 27, 2017 / 4:37 pm

    Amazing photos, looks like you’ve had a fab time! I would love to visit here, France is a beautiful country x

    Lily | Covet Luxe

    • everythingchessie August 27, 2017 / 4:44 pm

      Thank you, yeah it was great! ☺️ you should definitely visit when you get the chance x

  4. Gemma August 27, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    It is soo beautiful! Woow I would love to go to France, it’s one place on my Bucket List of travel places. These places all look perfect and I feel like I would love to check them out.

    Gemma | http://www.anoceanglimmer.wordpress.com

    • everythingchessie August 27, 2017 / 11:31 pm

      Isn’t it?! I love beautiful architecture, it’s amazing how detailed it can be!

  5. Anu August 27, 2017 / 11:34 pm

    I’ve been to Paris before and didn’t actually enjoy it that much. One of the reasons why might be because I was ill the whole trip but I just don’t think it’s really my city… Judging from the photos I think I’d really enjoy Bordeaux though! It looks absolutely amazing :)x

    Anu | Based On blog | Bloglovin

    • everythingchessie August 28, 2017 / 10:46 am

      Oh no, I hate being ill on holiday! I’ve only ever been to Disneyland Paris, I’ve never explored the city, I think it would be too busy for me! Yeah Bordeaux is lovely 😊 x

  6. Kayleigh Zara August 28, 2017 / 12:11 am

    Your photography is stunning and the theatre looks amazing, the architecture is so lovely. I love that you included where you are in the post – the ravioli sounds like it was delicious x

    Kayleigh Zara 🌿www.kayleighzaraa.com

    • everythingchessie August 28, 2017 / 10:47 am

      Thank you! ☺️ I’m still dreaming about the ravioli – it was that good haha!x

  7. Julia August 28, 2017 / 12:57 pm

    It looks stunning! I’ve never been to France myself. The photos look absolutely incredible! Makes me feel like I was there with you.

    Julia xx

    • everythingchessie August 28, 2017 / 1:50 pm

      Thank you ☺️ if you get the chance you should definitely go!

  8. Evie August 29, 2017 / 12:06 am

    Oh I ADORE this!
    Thanks for the follow on Instagram too! Your blog is STUNNING! 😀

  9. Leslie August 29, 2017 / 8:22 am

    Oh my goodness everything is so beautiful! I was planning to go to France next month but things fell apart. I am definitely going to be planning for it in the future without a doubt!

    • everythingchessie August 29, 2017 / 11:25 am

      It’s a great country, hope you get the chance to go soon!

  10. Alice August 29, 2017 / 3:27 pm

    I’m literally so in love with your photos, I’ve only just come back from a break away in London and you’ve made me want to go on another holiday now. This looks so stunning! x

  11. Alicia August 29, 2017 / 7:17 pm

    This is such a great travel post! I really cannot wait to go to France myself, looks incredible. That French market looks and sounds beautiful!

    • everythingchessie August 30, 2017 / 10:27 am

      Thanks, it’s a great place for a holiday! The markets are amazing 😍

  12. Kiya Gould August 30, 2017 / 8:19 am

    This looks so beautiful 😍 Don’t be sorry that your blog seems to be turning into a travel blog.. it’s good to blog about lots of different things! 😊 X

  13. Yasmin Browne August 30, 2017 / 1:49 pm

    These pictures are stunning, looks like a beautiful place to be in…
    And don’t worry if you’re just talking about travel for now. Thats whats great about blogging we can choose what we want 🙂

    Lovely post Xx

  14. Jasmin Charlotte August 31, 2017 / 9:02 pm

    Ah we did Bordeaux and the surrounds earlier and the year and looooved it! Such a beautiful city, and of course, amazing wine too! x

  15. Lucy September 1, 2017 / 9:46 pm

    This has totally persuaded me to book a holiday to France next year! I was thinking about it today and this has sealed the deal, it looks stunning! I’m glad you enjoyed it! Xx

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