“Where are you, best of the salt sea?” – Middle French poem, 14th century
Hello everyone! Welcome back to The Land of Desire. Thanks for your patience while I spent some quality time with family at Thanksgiving and celebrating my birthday in NYC. This week we’ll continue our miniseries: “A Tour de France”: What kind of France exists outside the boundaries of Paris? What kind of France exists in the middle of the countryside? What does someone in Paris have in common with someone in the Pyrenées? How many kinds of French people are there? What makes someone truly “French” anyway? Today we’ll finish tracing the route of the original Tour de France, traveling through the “in between places” – the vast countryside which traditionally held most of the French population. On y va!