FRANCE – A country I visited many times with family and friends (#TBT)

South France Road Trip Itinerary Leg 3 : Montpellier - Orange - Avignon - Arles - Marseille

#TBT [ThrowBackThursday] week 47 of 2015. This week, something I remember from my visits to France, 1 of the 52 countries I visited prior to 2015.

France is probably the number one destination in the Netherlands for travelling. My first visit to France was when I was 12 or 13 years old. I went camping with the family and some friends for two weeks in the area of Limoges. It was the first visit of many, especially when I met my wife 6 or 7 years later as her parents have a holiday house in France.

 

I love the French kitchen

Montmajour & Silvacane Abbey, Glanum and Salagon: leg 4 of our South France road trip itinerary

One thing I love is the French kitchen. My favorite is foie grass and if I’m really honest I could eat a full liver in one shot. It’s not healthy at all but it’s just so delicious. Raw, cooked or pan friend every way of preparation gives it a different taste. If you add a bit of vigg compote and a piece of toasted bread I cannot get enough of it! Wine, champagne, the cheeses and all other delicacies are just that much better as in the Netherlands. Did you know I once drove to Lille (5 hours) to get groceries and drove back the same day to my home? Yes, I’m that crazy to get the good stuff. Of course I could buy it in the Netherlands but probably at a double price.

My last visit to France was the road trip in the south of the country. Another road trip I did was with my, then girlfriend, wife in the north eastern part. As said my parents in law have a holiday house in Normandy. This was the place I went to many times during most of the holidays when I was still in university. Lately I haven’t been there so much as we travel too much the rest of the world. Maybe in 2016 I’ll visit again and do some sightseeing in the area and share with you the beauty of France.

Curious what I did more in France? Read it here.

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