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Mitt Romney Fondly Recalls French Vacations, Anticipates More

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The candidate reminisced about traveling in France.
The candidate reminisced about traveling in France.

During a press conference in Pennsylvania on Monday, Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney gushed about vacations in France and said he looked forward to visiting again.

"I have a lot memories of France," Romney said in response to a reporter's question. "The best memories were with my wife on vacations from time to time in France. The last vacation we had there, walking around the city of Paris and walking not just [on] the Champs-Élysées but also over to the Jardin of Luxembourg and around the city -- one of the most magnificent cities in the world. And I look forward to occasional vacations again in such a beautiful place."

Romney previously told the National Review that a president shouldn't take "elaborate vacations" in response to a question about the spending scandal at the General Services Administration.

"The example starts at the top," Romney said. "People have to see that the president is not taking elaborate vacations and spending in a way that is inconsistent with the state of the overall economy and the state of the American family."

Starting in 1966, Romney spent 30 months in France as a Mormon missionary.

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