WESTERN EUROPE

FRANCE:

Tours and La Touraine: The heart of hearts, province of fairy tale castles, the French language perfected

Normandy: Lone monastery in the midst of the ocean, quaint picturesque town at its feet, ber-batter savory crepes, serene landscapes

Paris: Picturesque aesthetic perfection on the banks of the Seine, romantic walks, Impressionist aficionado's dream, Mona Lisa's smile

Bordeaux/St. Emilion/Aracachon/Biarritz: Subterranean monuments, 100 Years War, Mediveal dunes, famed decorative sea shore chalets

ENGLAND:

London: Ina class of its own, royal treats, bobies, non-pareil breakfast, high tea and ancient Eyptian history