Last week I was blessed enough to spend some time in the beautiful Pyrenees region in the South of France. I fell in love with the landscape and would love to share some photos and memories of the trip!
Here are my highlights from my week in the Pyrénées:
Lac de Suyen
Our first lake of the week and it was a beauty. There are a few uphill (ok, that’s putting it mildly)walks in this area. The exhaustion and dehydration was SO worth it for the views though. Plus the water is ice cold as most of it is made up of melted snow, so you can have a post-hike dip to cool off.
Our second lake of the week was just showing off. I mean look at it. I honestly was overwhelmed by the beauty of the vivid blue surrounded by the incredible mountains. Not only were we treated to this stunning lake but a short(ish) walk away were waterfalls. They were huge, powerful and beautiful. I could have stared at that water all day!
Anyone who has me on social media knows about this hot tub, I couldn’t help but take about 100000 million photos of this wood-burning beauty…I’m already planning to save for one in my future home haha! After a day of walking there really was nothing better than sinking into the hot water and taking in the views with a cold beverage in hand.
The house itself was pretty special. M’s parents part own it and he’s grown up spending his summers in this tranquil little gite in the middle of the Pyrenees. Making memories in such a beautiful and nostalgic place really was a highlight of the trip. Plus, those red shutters were rather aesthetically pleasing (can we all agree to make shutters a thing in the UK please?!). You can find out more about the accommodation here!
There were animals EVERYWHERE on this trip. From the ducks, geese and chickens (plus the odd cockerel) who pottered around free range where we were staying, to the beautiful dogs we were able to take for walks, to the happy-looking sheep pictured below to the range of birds who soared overhead (No run-of-the-mill pigeons here, I’m talking vultures and eagles) we saw it all!
Going for a walk in a cloud
When the clouds roll into the valley visibility pretty much drops to whatever’s directly in front of you, the mountains just disappear. It’s pretty surreal but I loved being in the clouds for a day, plus it made for some moody looking photos.
If you’re thinking of taking a trip to the Pyrénées, you’re in for a treat. I fell head over heels for the mountainous views and peaceful lakes. Grab your walking boots and go explore!
p.s All the images used in this post were taken by myself or M 🙂