On the Road, France

Snaps from the car window in France. A visual adventure to inspire your weekend.  Link in bio #modernvintagelife #modernvintagetrip #modernvintageadventure


A few years ago this time I was exploring the south of France with friends.  It was one of my most memorable trips so far.  Most people I know visit France when the weather is warm and breezy.  I enjoyed an October in France when the snow was feathering rooftops and your breath formed clouds while waiting for the train.  We eventually rented a car and began an absolutely stunning journey on the road.  It does a soul good to spend time in an environment where you see beauty in every direction, for miles and miles.  It makes your dreams feel possible.  It shows you how small you are; how new you are…

Here are some of the snaps I got, just from the car window… a little drive-by taste of France.

img_2153img_2197 img_2195img_2172    img_2198-1img_2173img_2157 img_2158 img_2146 img_2159 img_2183    img_2238 img_2166img_2152img_2235-1 img_2160 img_2188   img_2190 img_2240 img_2167 img_2191 img_2243  img_2169-1 img_2192 img_2244 img_2154 img_2169 img_2245img_2193

Take the time to recharge with beauty in nature or design!  What beauty is near you where you can unplug and breathe deeply, even for the afternoon?  What adventure can you find…?

Previous Post Next Post



  • Reply amandine

    Hey Joy ! I remember your trip so well because you shared it before with us and because it was in 2012! the first time i was meeting you at the BTTH convention 🙂 one of the best day in my life to met my inspiration for so many years ! What can i say i’m french for 32 years now , i live near Lyon in a beautiful willage and i love my country ! we have moutains, beaches, amazing wine, amazing cheese… so much amazing things i can tell them all 🙂 and i’m glad you enjoyed your trip here ! I had the opportunity to met you 2 more times in france and i hope i will have this chance again 🙂

    Much love from France

    October 14, 2016 at 9:23 am
  • Reply Zara

    Hi Joy

    Aww your pictures of France are just beautiful. Really makes you appreciate the natural surroundings of the place. Thank you for sharing these memories with us.

    October 14, 2016 at 10:04 am
  • Reply Emanuela

    hi Joy
    pictures of France are beautiful! such a wonderful places! I live in Italy, in a little country… hope one day if you come in Italy I could meet you! love you <3
    p.s. amazing blog, always visting it!

    October 14, 2016 at 11:53 am
  • Reply Michelle

    Joy! Love the pictures, this makes me so excited to go study abroad next year in France. Love your blogs!

    October 14, 2016 at 3:11 pm
  • Reply Genesis

    Love these photos. Especially those cute alleys and streets ♡ Beautiful!!

    October 14, 2016 at 9:27 pm
  • Reply FrenchgirlinAussie

    Hi Bethany….
    Thanks for sharing your wonderful pictures of France. I’m actually overseas and it was a real pleasure to admire for a few minutes the beauty of my country. Thanks for the reminder.

    October 14, 2016 at 11:34 pm
  • Reply Marie

    Hi Joy, have you ever heard about Montpellier or Avignon ? Two beautiful cities in south France 🙂

    December 8, 2016 at 6:04 am
  • Leave a Reply