I am a retired engineer, married, and like to travel. I usually travel alone. I am willing to stay in a hotel, but I prefer a place where I can cook and do laundry. I am respectful of my host's property, I keep my room clean, and wash the dishes. I love France (in particular Paris) and I am almost fluent in French. I travel to other destinations, but I go to France at least once a year. Restaurants are a major focus of my trips, but I love visiting attractions such as churches, museums, parks, watching Pétanque matches, sidewalk cafes and just roaming around. I like to get up early and I rarely stay up late.