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Planning your trip to France…

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Each time I have visited France, I have been struck by many things that seem to connect me to the core of my being.

I’m not sure if this is unique to me, due to my European roots, or whether all people are moved this way. There is something about standing in a cobblestone street, that was constructed hundreds of years before Columbus sailed to discover the new world, that brings a nostalgic feeling to me. It feels like home. It’s strange and wonderful.

It makes me long to be there, long after I have left. Reviewing photographs from these trips, ignites this feeling in me and for the first time, has inspired me to write about this experience.

One of the things that strikes me about France is the magnificent Cathedrals, with in a country that has an extremely strong Catholic influence, the architecture, the culture, and the laws. Many Americans aren’t aware of this, but the entire country of France closes down every Sunday, to a greater degree than the United States shuts down for Christmas Day. Don’t expect to do much shopping during a Sunday in France.

My last trip to France was spent mostly in the city of Le Mans. A city familiar to Americans, due to the famous 24-hour Automobile race that is held there every year. This is an ancient city, dating back before Christ, and as is true for almost every city and town in France, boasts a spectacular cathedral.

This picture, of a Le Mans Cathedral, dates back to the 6th century and took seven hundred years to complete. The beautifully detailed stained glass is dated back to around the year 1100.

Photograph & Written By: An Anonymous Writer
Copyright February 17, 2016

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