Does France Have The Power To Change You?

Arc de Triomphe


Over the weekend, I suggested that a Parisian dawn has the power to change you.  And I believe that to be true. But let’s face facts here. Spending any time at all, anywhere in France, has the potential to change you.

And it seems I’m not the only one who believes this.

While we were in Singapore, I read the Kindle edition of ‘100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go’.  Written by Marcia DeSanctis and published in October 2014, the book is a lovely read, telling the stories behind a carefully curated list of French highlights.

The quote that captured my attention came relatively early in the book.

“It seems I’ve always been on a mission to let people know how France can change you.” Marcia DeSanctis, 100 Places in France Every Woman Should Go, 2014.

So, now I’m curious. Does anyone else believe that visiting France changes you? And, if so, how exactly? I’d love for you to share.

Until next time – au revoir.


About Janelle

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