I live in Salem, MA (near Boston) and I'm traveling to France for the first time with an old friend Max, an ex-pat American living in Oxford, UK. He's an archeologist and I'm a transportation consultant for a large pharmaceutical company. We are both in our mid-sixties and have known each other since the legendary '60s. He's been to Paris before and has traveled extensively on archeological digs. I have traveled en vacance to New Zealand, Senegal, Hong Kong, much of the Caribbean and Canada. I'm especially interested in film and attend film festivals when time permits. Although I don't plan to see movies in France, when there is so much else to do and see and feel while there.