Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The rest of France...

It's true that for the most part, our great birth country evokes picturesque places from the Alps, to the Riviera, the Basque Country, Corsica and in a few days, Brittany. Then, there is what's left in the middle of that huge national “sandwich” that France is, which is simply the rest of that country, perhaps 80% of it.

Tonight, we've stopped in Elbeuf to eat and sleep and it's really that... It has nothing in particular to offer, its village all look the same as the rest, with narrow streets and old houses, ugly suburbsgrotesque commercial concentrations and the only value that unite these ordinary places to the that great Nation of France is perhaps and not always, a good baguette!

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