So this is France. The first thing I notice is that it is so, well, French. Although we have travelled a mere 22 miles, and have entered a geographical mirror of the countryside we've just left, it is very different. And the first thing I exclaim about is someone walking along carrying a loaf of bread under his arm just like the illustrations in my French text books of over 30 years ago! I expected at any time to see Toto, the nightmare figure of my first year French course.
France some notes by a beginner: