1. Posted by overtheseaside (Budding Member 4 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

How y'all doing? Let's strike a conversation, everything is so lame these days, maybe we could talk about nice things to put our minds off of things which are upsetting us!

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2. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1611 posts) 3w Star this if you like it!

Hi. Welcome to TravellersPoint. We are all trying to talk about nice things, like traveling! My favorite place to visit is France. Do you have a favorite? If so, why is it your favorite?

3. Posted by overtheseaside (Budding Member 4 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Thank you! My favourite place so far has been Italy, but there's still many places I haven't visited yet! France seems lovely too, but I've only been to Paris, so I don't know much about it. I think Italy is my favourite because it is a place of historical significance, with many gorgeous archeological sites, and a beautiful natural landscape to add up to those things, I also have Italian background in my family, so I think this might make the place even more special to me.

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4. Posted by Beausoleil (Travel Guru 1611 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Interesting choice. I really like Italy too although I prefer Tuscany and Umbria but probably because we've spent more time there. We did go to Rome once and it was okay for a big city. I'm not fond of big cities except for Paris but it's not that big and arranged in small pieces. The scenery in Tuscany and Umbria is just spectacular.

Paris is very different from the rest of France. It's a very diverse country and that's one of the reasons I like it so well. Lots of history there too. I love the idea of a castle on every hill and all the ancient churches are lovely. Much of the country is very rural and I love springtime when the lambs and calves are out in the fields. There are lots of ecomusées to visit and they are always fun and almost always have lots of animals and hands-on exhibits. Gardens are a national treasure and always fun to visit. You could never run out of things to do in France.

Did you have any trips interrupted by the COVID-19 virus? We had to cancel two trips and I'm trying to rebook one of them right now.

5. Posted by PHOTOBOB (Budding Member 47 posts) 2w Star this if you like it!

Quoting overtheseaside

France seems lovely too, but I've only been to Paris, so I don't know much about it. .

As is said about a lot of capital cities, Paris is not France. Outside of Paris the French have a general disdain for Parisians. The French are very proud of their regions and fiercely regional. A special delight is Brittany which is a separate region with its own language and history and a strong independence movement. Spring and autumn are the best times to visit. I also like the area of Marais Poiteven.

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