Louie Manalastas: Vacation Dreams Come True in France

Posted by Admin | October 22nd, 2013

France has a recorded history going back at least 2,000 years, which in itself is a perfect reason for history buffs like Louie Manalastas to visit. In fact, there is a very strong oral tradition, made popular by conspiracy theory books like Dan Brown’s “The DaVinci Code,” that Mary Magdalene and other followers of Jesus arrived there as refugees from Jerusalem after the crucifixion.

France once had an intense rivalry with England (which reached its zenith with the 100 Years War in the 1300s and 1400s) and a close alliance with Scotland (which was represented by the marriage of Mary, Queen of Scots to Francis, the French heir to the throne in the 1500s).

Despite an often turbulent history, France has a reputation for romance, which Louie Manalastas appreciates. In fact, the country is one of the most desirable vacation destinations for couples.

Millions of visitors from all over the world visit France every year with their significant others and their families. They come to see and experience the excitement of the capital city of Paris, also known as the City of Lights. They also come to see the beautiful countryside that is just as lovely and provincial today as it was centuries ago. There are plenty of things to see and do, including visiting historic sites and enjoying modern nightlife. Plus, France is a haven for anyone who is a fan of gourmet food. You can literally eat your way through the country, which is something Louie Manalastas really enjoys doing.