• Don't go to the chateaux in the high season, April is a good time.
  • Watch the weather
  • Never stay in a salemans hotel or anywhere too far from the tourist track
  • Never eat in a hotel, it's most often just a ruse to get more money from you
  • It's not necessary to pay a fortune to eat well in France. (Some of the best meals have been the cheapest)
  • Don't trust Doreen (the GPS) she'll lead you astray
  • Carry your own diaoreah kit (I already know this so why didn't I?)