WHEN THEY VISIT PARIS, connoisseur visitors know where to start at. On occasions, part of visiting Paris is to break away from what the City of Love encompasses. In that case, connoisseur visitors know where to go after visiting Paris.
Bring up the chair, and discover where their places of predilection are at.
» Chamonix is the jewel of the French Alps. She is gracefully located in a valley next to the imposing and majestic Mont Blanc, and settled at the highest altitude in France. Her beauty, location, and imposing surroundings makes Chamonix highly valued and prized by mountain and snow enthusiasts from across the world who populate her 14 ski resorts. They eagerly want to do cross-country and ski-touring, snowboarding, ice climbing, and paragliding.
Chamonix is not about snow and ice only, however.
In summer time, you may wish to ride a bicycle to experience scenes that will stimulate and renew your relationship with nature, or you may wish to experience exhilaration doing white water sports, or you may prefer to explore stunning views that keep breathless people with sensibility. No matter which of those experiences you are willing to pursue, they will remain engraved in your heart and memory forever. Chamonix does not disappoint.
» Champagne is the well-known wine-region 90 miles from Paris. It is the location where the "brothers! come quickly! i am drinking stars!" originated at when Monk Don Perignon drunk the wine with bubbles he just discovered. Champagne is the producer of an estimated 320 million bottles of wine the majority of which are sold throughout the world. As one may well-imagine, Moët & Chandon has headquarters in the region as well as the finest and most renown Champagne and Wine Houses in the world.
» Provence Alpes Côte d'Azur stretches from the French Alps to the Mediterranean Sea. She has 300 days of sunshine which makes her the warmest region in all of France, and most of Europe. It is where one of French cuisines originates, and where some exquisite wines from valleys Côtes de Provence and Côtes du Rhône in the same region go so well with that food.
In addition, Côte d'Azur is home to Perfume Country; and the city of Grasse is at the heart of it all. She is strategically well-located with short distances to Cannes, Nice, and Antibes. There are reasons to celebrate beauty in 70 miles of scenic views of towns and beaches.
Without exception, everything one can do, see, visit, and savor in Côte d'Azur fills the eyes, rejuvenate and revitalize our bodies, and lift our souls as one engulfs ourselves in the same palette of colors and sweet smells that fascinated frequent visitors like Napoleon, Brigitte Bardot, Pablo Picasso, Catherine de Medicis, Elton John, and Queen Victoria.
Once you decide to walk away from all that Paris encompasses, there are great many sites that enrich and edify those who are refined. You now know the places celebrities in the past ~and today's connoisseurs travelers~ have all come to pamper themselves in; and they will remain coming back again and again.
About Author Mr. George Josserme
Our editor elaborates on what it is needed to see why Paris and France are for anyone, but both are more adept to folks with certain refined qualities.