I must admit I'm looking forward to some warm weather.
After our initial 3 nights in Paris we're heading off to the Normandy area.
People keep asking why I chose Normandy and the answer is mainly due to time. It's a short vacation so it seemed wise to concentrate on one area. I purchased a Lonely Planet book called 'Discover France' (April 2010) and read the description:
"Normandy is bordered on the north and west by the English Channel (La Manche). This is a land of cows, cider and Camembert, of churned butter and soft cheeses and where gentle fields divided by hedgerows end at chalk-white cliffs and dune-lined beaches. Inland, lovely Rouen, a favourite haunt of Monet and Simone de Beauvoir, is one of the most intriguing cities in France."
Food, art, ocean, country fields, 'intriguing' city and obviously much loved by Claude and Simone - how could I go wrong?