I am a high school French teacher in the United States and have gotten into FRANCE Magazine over the past months while on maternity leave. I had a baby (Camille) last December, and my parents gave me an issue of the magazine, since they knew I would not be able to go on my usual summer trip to France with a group of my students.
I have been buying and devouring every issue since then. It is truly the next best thing to actually boarding a plane to Paris, and it has inspired me with new ideas of areas I would like to visit. We have done several trips to Normandy, Brittany, Paris, Provence and most places on the Riviera, but next summer, I would really love to take my students to Biarritz and/or the Strasbourg and Colmar area. You have also given me some destinations to add to my list of where I want to travel with my daughter (who I am raising bilingually) when she is old enough to go. Thank you for helping me to ‘travel’ and explore my favourite country from afar while life keeps me at home for the moment.