How could I not take the gourmet walking tour to learn and sample cheese and bread, and a few pastries? Tour guide Caroline Bujeau, said French food is all about fermentation to make the best flavors for bread, wine and cheese. So true. I mingled with cheese mongers in Laurent Dubois Cheese Shop which has earned France’s top honors as best artesian fromage shop and perused cheeses by region and age. General Charles de Gaulle once said, it is impossible to govern a country with over 300 cheeses!
Traipsing on cobblestone streets, in days of old for horse and carriage, we came down a winding road and found more cheeses, wines and bakeries. Viva la France!