Why had France come to mind?
The song “Under Paris Skies” is featured on the DVD series Maigret and I had just read a reissue of an early Georges Simenon novel featuring Maigret, Hanged Man of Saint-Pholien. I could easily picture myself trailing along with Maigret as he follows a shabbily-dressed traveler who then commits suicide. Maigret keeps investigating; it leads him to a crime ten years earlier whose consequences continue to haunt a group of young men.
Simenon’s novels are short but very atmospheric; not police procedurals per se, but philosophical views of crime, criminals and the human condition. The DVD series captures the mood of the books perfectly.
For more of that touch of France, watch Maigret and/or read further Maigret adventures. If music is your thing , we have many CDs of Reinhardt and Grappelli. You can also catch performances of Reinhardt and Grappelli on Youtube.