I touched down at Charles de Gaulle airport at the end of April, got a bus into Paris and started walking from there (France 1). Over the next few days I explored Paris, and then travelled, by Bla Bla Car, to Normandy to visit the creators of Tsubook (a Shiatsu mobile application).
That was two years ago and since then I have returned to France and written more blogs, which are all listed below. I hope you enjoy them. Please leave a comment if you have been to this beautiful country yourself and have anywhere to recommend or advice to add.
Paris walk– Charenton-le-Pont to Richard-Lenoir
Walking in Normandy blog day 1 Agon Countainville to Regneville, Normandy, France
Granville Normandy, France.
Granville to Genets Normandy, France.
Mont Saint Michel Normandy, France.
Bas Courtils to Mont Saint Michel to Pontorson, Normandy, France.
From Agon-Countainville, I walked along the randonnée GR223 (known as “Sentier des Dounaniers”) to Regnéville, Saint Martin de Bréhal, Granville (where I stayed an extra day), Genêts, Mont Saint-Michel, Bas-Courtils, then inland to Pontorson along the Couesnon river, and from La Bernerie-en-Retz to Porte Pornic (return) around the coast of Brittany.
Bla Bla Car (France) where you can be driven by someone who is already making that journey and advertises through this website for others to join them. Cheaper than bus/train and usually very sociable. Also safe and mostly reliable. Web link
“Sentier des Douaniers” GR223, La Manche tourism