Bonjour and welcome to Bucket List France! Would you like to find out a little more about us? If so, read on…
City Gal to Country Bumpkin
Back in 2012, my husband and I, along with our two young children, were living a very comfortable life in suburbia in the outskirts of Edinburgh. However, for a number of years, we had had that niggling feeling that there had to be more to life than the hamster-wheel of metro-boulot-dodo (French for 9 to 5).
After a chance conversation, a dash of serendipity and an uncharacteristic ‘let’s throw caution to the wind’, we sold up and found ourselves heading for a new life in the land of baguettes and escargots! With all our worldly possessions packed into storage, we embarked on a quest to find a new home in rural South West France. After 3 short weeks of house-hunting in the Dordogne, we fell for a gorgeous traditional stone barn and cottage in a quintessentially French Perigordine hamlet.
Within a few short months, we had swapped city living for a life in the heart of French rural countryside running our gite (holiday let). Moving from a city with a population of almost half a million to a small hamlet of about 20 inhabitants was quite the contrast… to say the least!
Travel in France
We were bitten by the travel bug long before our move to France and this didn’t change when we embarked on our French adventure. Every opportunity we get, we head off an adventure to discover a new corner of France. We love exploring off the beaten track places, diving into new activities, following tips from locals. We’ve done cookery courses with the kids, picked cockles on rainy beaches in Brittany, climbed the tallest sand dune in Europe. This country never ceases to amaze us – the food, the culture, the gastronomy, the traditions, the history, the landscapes, the beautiful market towns…oh and did I mention the wine?
France Bucket List
So what’s this website all about? Ever since we moved to France in 2012, we’ve kept some kind of bucket list of places and experiences we wanted to try out in this beautiful country. So we decided to set up this site up as a way to share our love of France and all things French and hopefully to provide you with some inspiration for your next trip to the hexagon! Our bucket list is a mix of the simple, the extravagant, the unique…
Our bucket list will no doubt keep growing so keep checking back as we work our way through it and as we write up the ones we’ve already done! France is a truly unique country with so much to explore and discover. Join us for some wanderlust inspiration!