Five spectacular gardens in France, including Versailles, the Monet Gardens at Giverny, and Villa Ephrussi de Rothschild in southern France.
Leyla Alyanak is a former foreign correspondent and development worker who has visited 99 countries and speaks 5 languages fluently. She is a senior solo travel expert and launched her latest blog, offbeatfrance.com, at the age of 67. She now lives in rural eastern France.
Currently located: Corbonod, France
Next trip: Every last corner of France
Favourite destination: Central Asia, Eritrea, Spain, Algeria, Thailand... the list is long!
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