If you see Paris you must not think that this is France. It is no more than New York City is the USA.
There’s much more to each country than its leading cities.
When I traveled to the South of France on a job I prided myself that no matter how many wonderful beaches I went to, I never did set foot into the water.
Truth be told I have a Woody Allen-like aversion to water and sand. And besides, the cameras aren’t waterproof.
There were no beaches in which you had to take the good with the bad and the ugly (you’ll see). Since all photographers are voyeurs to some degree–I to a great degree– this was a wonderful time for me.