In 2015 my wife and I decided it was time for a mega-vacation. We flew from Vancouver to Paris (where we stayed only long enough to overcome jet leg), then went on to Athens for a taste late summer Greek sunshine. Three and a half weeks later we returned to the south of France, gradually making our way back up to Paris. France is overwhelming with history, art, good food and natural beauty. Two-and-half weeks there was not enough, but we thoroughly enjoyed what we had time to see.