What’s the best season in France? If you follow the song, “I love Paris,” you’ll have to flip coins to decide. Even during the cold months of winter, France rains romance, whether it is catching the shimmer of drops through flickering lights on a walk along the West Bank or toasting to a warm, dry and welcoming meal infused with black truffles and contraband cheese in a hidden country cottage. All is delicious in France.
If you visit France in the summer, you will spend long days in gentle meadows fed by creeks and rivers, perhaps sharing a 2010 Chateau Margaux with friends as white butterflies light and then fly away. You may visit the chateaux of the Loire or the countryside of Bordeaux in leisurely jaunts and wonder how you say “happiness” in French.