La Belle France. I was seduced by her charms at an early age and have been a passionate francophile ever since. There are dozens of reasons why I love living here, and here are my top ten.
1) The cheese!
2) The people we've met and the friends we've made
3) The food
You just can't think of France without thinking of food. It is the raison d'être.
4) Quaint harbor towns
Honfleur, Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, Collioure, Cassis, Antibes, Mèze
5) The health care
Just read the story of my broken arm and you'll understand why.
I am totally smitten with this city.
7) The cafés
Simple, honest food, wine by the carafe and the best people watching.
8) The markets
So cliché, I know. But they are an intrinsic part of life in France and I love shopping at them.
9) The vineyards
10) I am now one of them
"Bienvenue au club," they say with a smile.