Go on admit it, France has it all. A culture so unique, a landscape so diverse, a flair for fashion, where food is a passion. Home to the famous wines of Bordeaux, Burgundy and of course, Champagne. Mont Blanc in the French Alps, skiing and the Tour de France. Contemplative places to visit such as the Père-Lachaise Cemetery and the Normandy D-Day beaches. Then there is the frivolity of the Cannes Film Festival, horse racing at the Prix de L’Arc de Triomphe and the celebrations of Bastille Day enjoyed by all. Inspirational scenery where mountains like the famous Sainte Victoire rise up from hillsides decked with rows of vines. A profusion of colour and fruit to harvest, forever yielding fields of vibrant yellow sunflowers and heavily scented lavender. From the wild beauty of the Camargue to the magnificently manicured Palace of Versailles and in between, the most beautiful and distinctive landscape, peppered with precariously perched villages huddled around dominating Châteaux.
When the rest of the world is frantically busy, stop for a minute and look around, for one can only marvel at a people who "work to live" whereas all us lesser mortals "live to work". A consummate utopia for us all to delight in, France is not just a country, it is a lifestyle like no other.