There are many reasons why France is the world’s #1 tourist destination. To name just a few: the sweeping golden stretches of land, like Champagne; the iconic boulevards and sidewalk cafés of Paris; the ski mountains of Haute-Savoie; the effervescent fountains and extraordinary food of Lyon. Plus bustling outdoor markets, Provençal fields of lavender, châteaux next to still rivers, the striped and colorful umbrellas on the beach. Everywhere, France is a feast for the eyes and balm for any spirit—seeking or content. It’s how life is supposed to be. And each month, Patricia Wells and Steven Rothfeld capture this singular land in word and image.