This past weekend was a long weekend here in France, so even with all the work I still have to do for my thesis, I couldn’t help but plan a roadtrip with a couple girlfriends to Normandie and Brittany.
The plan was simple; we would drive to certain places that have been on our French bucket list and just enjoy them all. Thankfully, we had FANTASTIC weather which just added to making this trip so perfect.
Thursday morning, Monica and I met Barbara (aka. Barry) who had picked up the rental car the night before. Being the only one who can drive a manual car (she didn’t know it at the time), she ended up being our chauffeur for the rest of the trip and in return was treated as a princess. 😀 Our first stop was the Monet Jardin, which was super crowded but oh so gorgeous!
Then the itinerary took us to our next destination,Rouen, where we would stay for the night. Most people who knew about our trip weren’t too impressed that we decided to pass by Rouen, and I really don’t understand why. I absolutely loved this little town and the gorgeous cathedral!
Friday morning we woke up early and made our way to Etretat where we were once again greeted with gorgeous weather. After walking around and having lunch, we slowly made our way to Rennes and stopped by Caen and Omaha beach on the way.
Saturday morning we woke up in Rennes, and met up with Manuel (aka Meshmesh) who is originally from there. We ended up getting crepes, walking around town and heading to a gorgeous park in the afternoon where we met up with Parul (another friend from HEC) who was on a solo trip to Rennes. Later, after drinks and dinner, we went out to the bars and had a fun night out in town.
Sunday morning was a little struggle, but we eventually made our way to Mont St. Michel, which had been on my bucket list for a while. And later, after some adventures with our rental car and GPS, we finally made our way to the highway in direction Paris. But, man, don’t even get me started about the traffic on French highways after a 4 days weekend.
Wouldn’t have done it any other way though.
Lots of <3,