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Each day I buy little cakes of fresh, wet goat cheese from a farm just down the road. The cheese is bland but the more it dries the firmer and stronger in taste it becomes.
I would walk into the village for breakfast and drink my morning coffee on a restaurant terrace with views of the Bay of St. Tropez. I spent days hiking through olive groves or sunning myself at the beach at Ramatuelle. At night, it was dinner alfresco in the gathering dark. It was magic.
Every city on earth is made for walking, but some are better for it than others. On the top of my list of places to explore à pied is Paris, of course. This is especially true when I walk “in the sky,” almost above the rooftops, along the re-purposed elevated railway tracks by the Promenade Plantée.
The rue Cler, in the 7th arrondissement, is a rue piétonne, a cobble-stoned pedestrian walkway. Here, you can amble leisurely looking into shop windows.
If ten years ago there was scarcely a French pâtisserie in Lisbon, now numerous French-connected eating spots are open for business in the Portuguese capital.