Depending upon one's interests, France is probably one of the best countries in the world to visit.  One can find, in a relatively small area (at least as compared to the U.S), diverse geography (fertile farmlands, rugged and dry mountainous areas, Alpine regions, green and lush coastal areas to the north, palm trees and beaches to the south, mountains and vineyards near the Rhine....), varied architecture, walled cities, cathedrals from all periods, Roman ruins, great food, wine, bread, and cheese.   In short, France has something for just about everyone.

    Here are a few pictures from southern France.


Anjony Chateau (Cantal region)

Rocamadour (Dordogne)

St. Emilion (near Bordeaux)

A Medoc chateau (wine region north of Bordeaux)

Medoc vineyards

Biarritz harbor

Pau (north of Pyrenees) at night

Luz St. Saveur (in Pyrenees)


Colliure (on Mediterranean coast north of Spain)

Roman amphitheater in Arles

Cassis beach (coast east of Marseilles)

Lavender fields in Provence

Briancon (fortress city in Alps)

Col du Lautaret (a pass in the Alps)