I must say that we experienced none of the reputed French arrogance when it comes to English-speaking visitors. We found everyone incredibly friendly and helpful, and at no time did we experience any of the snootiness we'd heard was endemic to France. A delightful trip in every way.
On an early morning walk from the hotel, this was the scene we
spotted across the road (above). This is the Dordogne region, famed
for the prehistoric cave art, including Lascaux, which we visited.
Monet's garden in Giverny, still
spectacular even at the end of the
|The American cemetery memorial above Omaha Beach. An extremely moving site.|