Jésuites from the market in Old Cahors, 2008
Each visit to France has had its own flavor as we explored both city and countryside, north and south, examining the differences.
I love the constant street noise in Paris, even after midnight, but I also love the deep quiet of the dark countryside at 2 a.m.
Both city and country have one thing in common: Incredible outdoor food markets, filled with produce, cheese, meat and baked goods. The baked goods found in Paris seem a bit more inventive and elegant while the pastries of the south are rooted in tradition.