I can only do this vicariously at the moment by reading blogs from people that live in France. I recently found 2 blogs for ladies that have houses in France.
Karen Booth lives 6 months in England and the other 6 months in France. Her blog - Lavender and Lovage -has beautiful photos of local produce as well as the recipes using this produce.
The other lady Jude has a house in London and another in Brittany. Her blog is called A Trifle Rushed, what a lovely name.
So while I read their blogs I will wish and want and hope that one day I can get to see these Countries for real.