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Travel notes from the actual France. Carnet de Voyage is a weekly private journey story in France despatched in by readers. If you'd like to jot down a narrative for Carnet de Voyage, head right here for particulars on the way to submit.

This letter initially appeared in situation 201 of France Today journal.

I very a lot loved the 200 French Favourites article within the April/May situation for a lot of causes.

In 1966 I spent a summer season in Dinard working as a rep for a British journey company and was in a position to make weekly visits to Mont Saint-Michel when entry was a lot simpler than it’s now. Over the years I’ve not solely loved the Breton cake Kouign-amann however a number of years in the past additionally found Kouignettes, a mouth-watering smaller model invented by Georges Larnicol, a Meilleur Ouvrier de France.

I additionally heartily agree (sssh!) with Guy Hibbert about Sanary-sur-Mer the place I’ve stayed a few instances a yr, both in an condo or, sometimes, in a resort, for a few years. My father was a competitor within the Monte Carlo rally within the mid-Nineteen Fifties and at all times took an fascinating, non-direct path to return dwelling. He was very busy with Bandol after which Sanary the place he would take us on vacation. Over the years since, Bandol has grow to be moderately extra touristy whereas Sanary
lives for the native inhabitants greater than the vacationers. Long might this proceed.

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Carnet de Voyage: Secrets of the Riviera