It is time to Frenchify Your Friday, and we have Distant Francophile reader Anita to thank for this week’s idea.
You see, it was Anita who, via a comment in response to our Managing Your Withdrawal Symptoms After A Visit To France post, reminded me of Google Street View.
Here’s how Anita articulated the idea:
Three words: Google Street View! When I miss Paris so much I want to cry, I go to Google Street View and wander around my favourite places. I also do this before a trip to familiarise myself with locales where we will be staying and visiting. I probably know Paris better than my own hometown.
Anita is so right. Spend a little time on Street View and you almost feel like you are actually in France. Like Anita, we like to use the map service to get a feel for the areas we are planning to stay in. You get a feel for your chosen location and the streetscapes with just a few clicks on your laptop.
Scotty and I started checking out Toulouse the other night and we were very excited by what we could see.
So this week, why not experience some of the prettiest streets in France – without having to pack a bag or board a plane!
All the best for a fabulous Friday – and thank you so much to Anita for her brilliant idea.
Until next time – au revoir.