I think that it is absolutely true that one of the reasons that the french stay slim is as much about walking as what they eat. Everyone walks...in the city and in the small villages, the young and the old, the fit and the infirm. In Paris we took the metro, but still we walked, one day from the Louvre through the Jardin des Tuileries down the Champs-Elysées to the Arc de Triomphe, a feat that even amazed our concierge.
Throughout France we walked...under beautiful arcades,
|Place des Vosges ~ in the Marais|
in small towns....
|Village of Giverny|
and in royal palaces.
|Walking to the Trianon Palaces ~ Versailles|
And we walked on many surfaces: cobblestones, tile, decomposed granite, gravel, stone, rocks, pebbles, sand and even a bit of grass.
No wonder we spent most of the evenings like this!
~ I will be returning occasionally to post about my trip but these posts will be mixed in with regular posts...after all, flowers are still blooming in my garden, everyday life continues, and I have lots of projects and other things to share with you.
|outside the Louvre|
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