We'll be spending 3 weeks in France in May 2019, flying into Paris where we will spend the first week, to continue our love affair with the city! After that we plan to hire a car and explore some countryside but not sure yet whether we will head north of Paris or south. During our time on the road we would like to stay 5/6/7 days in what we think of as a typical French village, somewhere small with a couple of cafes, a restaurant or two, a market, and lovely old buildings like we don't have in Australia, and maybe some other towns nearby we can go to on day trips. I realise there are millions of options but when you've only ever been to Paris, its hard to just pick a spot in the countryside. Any suggestions would be most welcome. Thank you in advance.