Bonjour to Hola
A road trip from South of France to Spain
In May this year, Shankar's best friend, Naman and his wife and our good friend Nidhi with their son Rohan, plus my best friend Rajshri were visiting Europe for a wedding and a conference respectively. We decided to take this opportunity to take some time off work and go on a road trip with them from South of France (Nice) to Spain (Barcelona). We also had our friends from Luxembourg (Neeraj & Deepti) and friends from London (Aman & Neeru) join us! All of us are originally from Australia - so it felt like a mini reunion of sorts. :)
There's a lot that we covered in our road trip, so it is easiest to give you our route and mention a few must-see places and towns along the way :)
Road trip itinerary:
Arrive in Nice: Thursday night (cheapest / last flight from London to Nice)
Day 1 - Friday: Nice to Toulon (via Cannes & Saint Tropez)
Day 2 - 4: Explore Toulon and surrounding towns (Bandol, Sansary sur-mer, Marseille, Aix-en-Provence)
Day 5: Head to Perpignan (via Avignon, Montpellier, Beziers)
Day 6 - 7: Explore Perpignan and surrounding towns (Carcassonne)
Day 8 - Head to Barcelona
Day 9 - 10: Explore Barcelona and head back to London (cheapest / last flight to London)
Cannes / Saint-Tropez:
Since we were 9 of us - we were able to hire a beautiful house in Toulon just on the French Rivera!
We hadn't seen our friends since we moved to London - so Toulon was a really nice way to switch off, relax and catch up on each others live. We spent most of the days exploring small surrounding towns like Sanary Sur-Mer & Bandol but really just wanted to spend some quality time with each other that we had missed over the last year or so. We cooked, played games and even tried our first attempt at flying our drone (Drone Draper).
On our way to Barcelona:
Read more about our weekend in Barcelona here
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