Friday, April 29, 2016

What I learned while in France

I learned so many things in France.
I learned that in the past 15 years everyone in Paris has learned how to speak English. Thank  you!
I learned that all of the food is beautiful.
I learned that the food is so fresh and delicious that I am now ruined for this stuff we eat in America.
I learned that it's best to go potty on the train, because if you wait to go at the station it will cost you 9euros.
I learned that French people are the kindest, most helpful folks you will ever meet.
I learned that sometimes it's best to close your eyes when your taxi driver is determined to deliver you quickly to your destination regardless of traffic jams and road conditions. Yikes!
I learned that I could easily live in France and enjoy every moment of it.

I learned that just because the buildings are hundreds of years old on the outside doesn't mean they aren't new and modern on the inside.
I learned that French hotels don't put their potties in the bathroom, they like to hide them to see how bad you really have to go! LOL

I learned that no matter where you eat, the food will be amazing and the service will be great!
I learned that trains, trams and metros are really a much better way to travel than car.

I learned that the Eiffel Tower really is magical at night.
I learned that I love reading the history and stories that accompany the ancient landmarks.
I learned that strawberries from the local market taste nothing like American strawberries. They melt in your mouth and have so much more flavor!
I learned that I can go a whole week without any plastic products. Really.

I learned that those fancy little colored macaroons are as delicious as they are pretty!
I learned that I want to slow down and savor the small moments and simple pleasures like I did in France.
I learned that being a quilter connects me to some amazing people not only in France, but all over the world!

I learned that every time I go to France, I fall more deeply in love with it.

Merci France!


  1. Loved your travelogue. Why do I go to France every year? The food.

  2. I'm so glad you love France (and Europe)!
    Love from Belgium (Flanders)

  3. I agree....on most of it. You get out in the country they don't speak much English.....

  4. What a wonderful post. It made me happy.

  5. Is it the real reality ??? Wow.... I didn't know all of that !
    Thank you for France Diane ! :)

  6. Such a great post,I got a feel for France, as I've never been.

  7. My sister lives near Paris. I love France. The food and weekly markets are wonderful. I love it there.

  8. Amen to that! :-) Every word of it! I'm sure everyone reading this will want to visit France now! lol! It truly does sound a lot more healthy than what we are used to here...

  9. Thats the great thing about traveling . It opens your eyes to so many new and wonderful experiences. I've never been to Paris, but now I would head off in a heart beat.

  10. Thank you for sharing your views on France. I will be traveling there soon for the first time and can't wait.

  11. What a beautiful tribute to France Diane, I am so happy you love my country! I wish next time you come to Paris we shall be able to meet!

  12. LOVE!! Everyone always talks about the French being rude, and that France is dirty - I do not agree with either of those. When we were there everyone was so nice and it is just beautiful. The architecture really blew me away. Thanks for sharing!


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