I am such an admirer of The National Geographic. Who hasn’t been entranced by the stunning collection of real life photography. The photo of the Louvre above is by Steven Greaves – a guest contributor.
The following photos catch just a glimmer of what I adore about France – I especially love the sheep grazing on a lush hillside in central France (you may have to be a New Zealander to understand) 🙂 Ultimately they all just fabulous and Just so french Meredith x
Farmers – France
The number of French farming villages has dwindled, a consequence of mechanization, increasing job opportunities in cities, and other factors. Many traditional villages continue to struggle, surviving solely because of tourism.
Photograph by Kiritin Beyer
Sidewalk Café, Paris
Paris is a densely settled metropolis, but one with numerous small parks and gardens. Most public places have benches or chairs, which encourage people to stop, rest, and talk. And of course sidewalk cafés, like this one, are everywhere.
Photograph by Steven Grieves
A small street in Annecy, France, in late afternoon
Photograph by Danuta Rajpold
Mont Blanc, France
Sheep graze on a lush hillside in central France, close to the Swiss border. The area’s mountains and crystalline lakes attract visitors year-round; trekkers tackle the Tour de Mont Blanc, a long-distance walk that winds around Mont Blanc, the highest peak in Europe.
Photograph by Daniel Rolider