First remember, there is Paris and there is the rest of France. Often two completely different things. To go to Paris and say “I’ve been to France”, whilst geographically true, it is like saying “I’ve been to Australia” yet you’ve only been to Sydney (or Melbourne).
The experiences and sites outside Paris truly make you appreciate that Paris and France are two different, and sometimes diffident, worlds. Many of our French friends tell us that we have seen more of France than they have. Maybe that’s true, but we have seen and experienced a fair amount of France – even if only briefly in some areas. But all the areas are different.
Some of the areas, cities, towns and villages we have been to include:
Burgundy – particularly Toucy and Auxerre