Meredith Sykes and I own both the Paris apartments described here and our Bed and Breakfast of the Champagne Route, known in Tripadvisor.com simply as the Champagne B&B. We live most of the time at the B&B an hour east of Paris, surrounded by vineyards and forest.
Meredith is also known as Margaret when hiking the Camino to St Jacques de Compostela across northern Spain. Her principal site for that is All My Caminos. Ten times she has walked the thousand kilometers (650 miles) of this medieval pilgrimage route from the French border to Santiago in northern Spain, usually in winter. This link is essential reading if you or anyone you know is thinking of doing this renowned walk.
I also do photography, sometimes professionally, but always for fun. I favor spontaneity in portraiture and people pictures but be forewarned that some of the galleries in this link may not be suitable for young eyes.