Leaving London for our travels gave us the option of crossing over the pond for a long overdue stop in France. Whilst I’ve been gathering experience travelling throughout Europe I had yet to visit La Republique. France could easily been defined as the heart of Europe. With its size and prevalence in the continent, and its rich cultural standing, it is definitely a strong contender for the title ( especially now that the UK has put themselves out of contention ). But now the hard questions – where and what do you do in a country with so much to offer?
Of course you must first go to Paris! No? See the Eiffel Tower and visit the Louvre!? But not before eating a croissant on Champs-Elysées. Or not! In fact non of these things capture my imagination and we didn’t do any of them. That to me is not the France I wanted to see but rather something that forms an image of a Disney World for adults. Watching the Tour de France had painted a much different attraction that I wanted to see – the small towns, narrow roads and the abundant chateaux that dot the country side. Disney World could wait.