Monday, April 7, 2014

Valenciennes


My first stop in northern France was Valenciennes, where my friend Patty lives. Getting there from Brussels was quite the trek, but as soon as I stepped off the train I was instantly enamored. Valenciennes is a charming small town, and everything about it is thoroughly darling. 

Patty guided me through the winding streets while I admired all of the rustic limestone buildings with picturesque shutters. I quickly became infatuated with how quintessentially French it all was.

I didn't expect to fall in love with northern France as much as I did, but I'm so glad I made a trip up there to experience it.

14 comments:

  1. Gorgeous! There is just something about the way that France "feels!" This town looks like a gorgeous little version of Paris! :)

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    1. It definitely had the same amount of charm! And I couldn't agree more, I'm completely addicted to the way France "feels". Take me back already!

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  2. These pictures are beautiful! Makes me feel like I was there with you! I'm doing the south of France with my parents when they come in July... SO excited!

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    1. Thank you! I've never been to the south of France, but I've always dreamed of going. You're so lucky!

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  3. These pictures are perfection!

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  4. I'm so glad you could come up Court! It was exciting seeing Valenciennes through fresh eyes after the lonnnggg grey winter I spent up here... Thank you for that!!! Beautiful pictures as always :)

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    1. Thanks for showing me around your beautiful town! I had such a great time exploring all of the hidden gems of northern France with you :) I'm jealous that you live somewhere so picturesque!

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  5. beauuutiful! I love the mail slot photo. :)

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  6. so incredibly charming. can't wait to go back to france!

    http://heyprettything.com

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    1. There's truly nothing quite like it!

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  7. I love the pretty pops of color in the all the old buildings, it's so charming :)

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    1. It doesn't get much more charming than French buildings! Every street I walked down felt like I was living in a postcard. France has a funny way of doing that I suppose!

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