DESTINATION: THE BEAUTIFUL VILLAGES OF
SOUTH WEST FRANCE, AND PARIS
Our 2016 "Vive la France School" trip was May 12 to 23, 2016.
During this trip we visited the small picturesque villages
along the El Camino Pilgrimage trail in the French South West. Some of these villages are on the list of the most
beautiful of France. Such as Rocamadour, St. Cirq Lapopie,
Cordes sur Ciel and St Antonin. If you've seen the movie, The
Hundred Foot Journey, you know about St Antonin which was our
base camp. We also saw some spectacular Chateaux along the Gorges de l'Aveyron.
We even visited the 26,000 years old prehistoric cave drawings
of Peche Merle. Of course, we finished with several days in romantic Paris.. We
traveled by car, and paused en route whenever we felt like it.
There were no big bus loads of tourists or rigid itineraries
and stops - we traveled where we wanted when we wanted.