You can look forward to some beautiful scenery and superb mountain picnics on your tour of France. I live in the French Alps where life tends to follow the seasons. In the winter snow is the dominant factor, but in the summer the sun takes the lead.
In my spare time during the winter, I enjoy all forms of skiing and snowshoeing. When the weather warms, I very much enjoy climbing and gardening.
My best tips are to ensure that your trekking boots are not brand new, but have been well tested and proven to fit perfectly. Wear your boots on the flight out so that there is no possibility of losing them. They are irreplaceable in the time-frame of your holiday. You can purchase anything except a well-worn in pair of boots. Blisters on your feet spell misery!