Exotic Destinations: Provence, France
Every year I eagerly look forward to watching the Tour de France. We now can enjoy full television coverage here in Australia. I enjoy watching the cyclists as they wend their way through the French countryside. I admire their stamina, strength and tenacity. The tour would have to be the toughest sporting event anywhere, with the possible exception of the Iditarod dog sled race in Alaska.
For me, however, the cycling is secondary. I mainly watch the race to see the magnificent French countryside and their wonderful architecture. I can sit there for hours watching the scenery on television. The outcome of the race unfolding being of much lesser importance to me.
I would love to explore the countryside in France. There seems to be so many beautiful places to discover and enjoy. I would particularly like to go hiking through parts of the country so I could get a personal appreciation of both the people and the environment.
One region that would be high on my list of places to see would be Provence. There are many blogs covering this region of France but I wish to mention just one: chez mistral. This charming blog has a focus on the food, wines, places to stay and things to see in the Provence region.
Perhaps one day I will live out my dream.