From France with love
Ever since I visited Paris with my family at the tender age of 9 I was smitten with the country, it's style, culture and food. My Father from whom I got the travel bug had been a few times before and couldn't wait to show us The Eiffel Tower, The Louvre and the Mona Lisa, Notre Dame as we walked along the River Seine. I remember so clearly one day we had been exploring the city and decided to pick up a bite to eat from a bakery in one of the less touristy areas of Paris, my father tried his best in bad french to order some baguettes but you know some of the Parisians can be a little bit off at times and he knew what my father was trying to say but was putting everything else but the baguettes on the counter, in the end it all made us laugh.
A couple of years ago I had the chance to work in Nice in the South of France for a season and jumped at the opportunity, it also meant that I had another chance to visit the capital city before heading down by train across the French countryside to the South. I really enjoyed my time down their and explored the coast taking in Antibes, Cannes, St Jean Cap Ferrat and Monaco to name a few before moving on with my travels to Italy and central Europe.
It really was like paradise in the South with lots of time spent on the beach with friends drinking french wine and eating fresh bakery delights dipped in olive oil and balsamic. My only regret is I never explore more of the north, such as Brittany and Normandy and it's very much on my list of places to take the little man very soon, Especially as it's steep in so much history and culture and with this year being the 70th year since the Normandy landings it seems more relevant than ever and with so many museums and sights that are both of interest to me and John is seems like a great destination to explore and since I don't like flying taking a Brittany Ferry which I have done in the past is a comfortable, easy and toddler friendly way to travel. Check out this info graphic for some inspiration
Image source: Brittany Ferries presents the D-Day guide.
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